Alliance Canada Widescreen DVD's problem

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  1. IanS

    IanS Stunt Coordinator

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    A friend let me borrow his widescreen "BOWLING FOR CONCUMBINE" DVD and I noticed that when I played it in my Panasonic A320, the picture was displayed in full screen (1.33:1) on JVC 32" 4:3 TV). I checked it out on my Apex 500.........same thing. When I play it on my pc, you get the 16x9 playback in the proper aspect ratio.

    I rented the Good Thief (1.85 DVD) today from my local video store and the same thing happens.

    Anybody have any clues as to what this could be ?

    Keep in mind that both are 1:85:1 titles, I don't believe that either was released in fullscreen by Alliance here in Canada.

    I haven't changed any settings on either of my DVD Decks either. Its these 2 titles in question that makes me wonder if there was some kind of authoring screw up.


    Ian
     
  2. Lev-S

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    They are longshots but...

    1. Player is in 4:3 - Pan and Scan conversion (instead of 4:3 - Widescreen)

    2. Player is in 16:9 mode.

    Any other "auto fit" or other such functions on either players?
     
  3. IanS

    IanS Stunt Coordinator

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    yes, Lev, you were 100% correct, I found the settings mode and there was an option for TV 4:3 or widescreen.
    It works fine. Many Thanks


    Ian
     

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