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Bill Griffith

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OK so I have a Widescreen TV, Panny 47".

I know there are several apsect ratio sizes, 1.85:1 2.??:1, and so on, and anamorphic.

Lets take Dune in Widescreen. Should I have 4" tall bars on the top and bottom of the picture? The most I've ever seen before is maybe 1 to 2" thick lines. But Dune (And a couple of others I have) have 4" thick lines.

Am I doing something wrong? I'm watching the movie through the Zenith DVB318 upscalling player. But I also had this same issue with my old player (Xbox). Or are the DVD's just going to look like this and there is nothing I can do about it?
 

Bill Griffith

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OK so I have a Widescreen TV, Panny 47".

I know there are several apsect ratio sizes, 1.85:1 2.??:1, and so on, and anamorphic.

Lets take Dune in Widescreen. Should I have 4" tall bars on the top and bottom of the picture? The most I've ever seen before is maybe 1 to 2" thick lines. But Dune (And a couple of others I have) have 4" thick lines.

Am I doing something wrong? I'm watching the movie through the Zenith DVB318 upscalling player. But I also had this same issue with my old player (Xbox). Or are the DVD's just going to look like this and there is nothing I can do about it?
 

Harold Wazzu

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If you tv fills up the screen with 1.85:1, then with 2.35:1 you will have bars at the top and bottom still.
 

Harold Wazzu

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If you tv fills up the screen with 1.85:1, then with 2.35:1 you will have bars at the top and bottom still.
 

NickSo

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probably the disc is non-anamorphic. Do the characters and video look all squished vertically?

If so, this is easy to fix on the Zenith:
Press the ZOOM button three times, then press the up and down buttons to stretch the video vertically to unsquish the video until it looks about right.
 

NickSo

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probably the disc is non-anamorphic. Do the characters and video look all squished vertically?

If so, this is easy to fix on the Zenith:
Press the ZOOM button three times, then press the up and down buttons to stretch the video vertically to unsquish the video until it looks about right.
 

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