Am I seeing Anamorphic Correctly?

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  1. Michael Giusto

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    I have a Toshiba TW40H80 16:9 TV
    with a Toshiba SD-3109 DVD Player
    and last night when watching "Die Another Day"
    was bothered by how big the black bars are
    above and below the image. If you add them
    together, they may be the same vertical width
    of the movie image.

    With my components should these black bars be
    this large or do I need a Digital 16:9 set,
    also what constitutes a Digital 16:9 set, I
    didn't know that there is a difference. I do
    have my set conected to the DVD player using
    component cables.

    I'm at work right now and can't play around with
    any settings, but I am thinking that maybe my DVD
    output settings got erased when I had the DVD
    player disconnected about 2 months ago. I've had
    this same problem with other 2.35:1 movies but
    was completely fed up with "Die Another Day" last
    night. My DVD player prior to being plugged in
    was set for display on a 16:9 screen.

    So my basic question is as simple as this. Do I just
    need a setting change on my DVD player, or do I need
    a Digital 16:9 TV (or both).

    Thanks for any help!
     
  2. Neil Joseph

    Neil Joseph Lead Actor

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    Make sure that your DVD player is set to output to a widescreen device (16x9) and not 4x3. Let us know what happens.
     
  3. Michael TLV

    Michael TLV THX Video Instructor/Calibrator

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    TV to Full mode and DVD player to 16:9 mode.

    Width of black bars should be similar in appearance to watching 1:85:1 material on a 4:3 TV.

    Regards
     
  4. Michael Giusto

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    OK, great. That is what I was thinking, that my DVD player got reset when it was disconnected (We had wood floors put in and I had everything apart for about 2 weeks). I can't belive that for the last 2 months I never once thought to check my DVD player settings and just lived with these small images. STUPID, STUPID, STUPID!!!

    Thanks guys! I'll check it all out tonight and respond back here letting everyone know how it went. I know it's going to wind up me being a total nimrod, but hey at least I don't have to buy a new TV!

    LOL

    Michael
     
  5. Kevin C Brown

    Kevin C Brown Producer

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    If I have a 4:3 Toshiba with "squeeze mode" for DVDs, I do 16:9 mode on the player, and "compression" mode on the TV, right?

    If the DVD is a 4:3 picture source (concert video DVD, let's say), I go to 4:3 on the player and "normal" (full) mode on the TV? (I kinda wish this would happen automatically, but oh well... [​IMG] )
     
  6. Allan Jayne

    Allan Jayne Cinematographer

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    Kevin:

    With compression or squeeze (16:9 mode) on your TV, leave the DVD player in 16:9 all the time.

    Allan

    Video hints:
    http://members.aol.com/ajaynejr/video.htm

    If it is worth doing then it is worth doing poorly.
     
  7. Michael Giusto

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    That was it, DVD player was set to 4:3LB, I switched it to !^:9 Widescreen and bam! small bars at the top and bottom of the pic.

    Now I'll have to rewatch any of the movies I've gotten in the last few months! Lol

    Thanks for the quick info. all! You guys are the best!

    Michael
     
  8. Kevin C Brown

    Kevin C Brown Producer

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    Allan (and others)- OK, and then I engage progressive scan on my DVD player (or does this happen automatically through the component video outputs?), and then the TV automatically knows to *disengage* the 480i to 480p conversion process for "normal" video? (I have hooked everything up, just haven't had a chance to try all the newer features from what I had before: S-video connection, straight 480i, 4:3...) Thanks!
     

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