Do some TVs not work well with widescreen?

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  1. Calvin_Su

    Calvin_Su Stunt Coordinator

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    I have a 32 inch non-flat screen Sharp Tv that costed just a few hundred bucks.

    I am playing the End of Evangelion DVD on it, and it is widescreen, but I don't get the entire picture. It looks as though the picture is a tiny bit too big for the TV.

    I have already tried going to the set up and changing the screen size but that doesn't change a thing.

    Are there certain TVs that just don't let you see the entire widescreen?

    The DVD is 1:85:1 just like the theatrical version, and I have seen the theatrical version and know for a fact that it was slightly wider than this.
     
  2. ThomasL

    ThomasL Supporting Actor

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    Pick up the Avia dvd and check the overscan test pattern (you should pick up this - or other calibration disc - anyhow and calibrate your set since it will make a difference). Your Sharp tv most likely has a lot of overscan - which doesn't surprise me. I had a 25 inch Sharp that had about 10 percent on the left hand side. While this seems like a lot, it is fairly normal for cheap tvs. It is done to hide the fact that the convergence and geometry along the outer edges of the picture tube is bad. Most sets ~4-5 percent overscan and some is needed since the extreme outer edges of the actual source being displayed can have junk/weird lines in it.

    hope this helps,


    --tom
     
  3. Jack Briggs

    Jack Briggs Executive Producer

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    What Thomas said. Overscan.
     

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