Correct aspect ratio on Mitsubishi WS55511?

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  1. Terry Flink

    Terry Flink Stunt Coordinator

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    Since my screen is 1.78:1 (16x9) I would expect movies with a wider aspect ratio to have black bars on top/bottom. While watching Cast Away (2:35:1 Enhanced for Widescreen) the picture filled the screen. I checked the DVD menu and there is no selection for alternate aspect ratios. I have a Sony DVP7700 set for 16:9 in the setup menu and the picture format selected on my WS55511 is 480i Standard. I have also observed 1.85:1 movies fill the screen as well although I would expect a hint of letterboxing. Since I moved from a Sony 36" 4:3 where everything was letterboxed, I am wonderinging is this normal. If so can I watch movies like Cast Away in the normal aspect ratio? I should also note some movies do seem to display in the correct ratio....just can't figure out the rhyme or reason to it.
     
  2. Michael Reuben

    Michael Reuben Studio Mogul

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    Cast Away is mislabeled. The film is 1.85:1, and that's how it was shown in theaters.

    The difference between 1.78:1 and 1.85:1 is so small that, on most widescreen sets, it's hidden by overscan.

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  3. Terry Flink

    Terry Flink Stunt Coordinator

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    Not the first time a DVD is mislabeled...thanks for the input!
     

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