dvd scaling feature ?

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  1. Dan Baldwin

    Dan Baldwin Auditioning

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    I'm ready to upgrade my dvd player and I'm wondering how important it is for me to have a dvd player that has aspect ratio control. I have a new Sony XBR2 57 rear projection tv. Is this the way it works ? My tv may lock into "full" mode when presented with a progressive signal, such that any non-anamorphic material may be distorted ? A dvd that has a scaling feature will allow me to view non-anamorphic material in full mode with no distortion ?

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    Dan
     
  2. Dan Baldwin

    Dan Baldwin Auditioning

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    Was this a dumb question ? I'm just trying to figure out whats up with scaling and my tv.
     
  3. Allan Jayne

    Allan Jayne Cinematographer

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    Yes the DVD player might have a scaling mode that fits the picture into a 4:3 shaped space while the scan lines are still stretching over a 16:9 shaped space. This is a concession to the TV makers who insist on making sets with the irritating problem of locking in 16:9 mode.
    Verify it in the store before buying.
    As far as Iknow no player maker has come out with a second scaling feature, to zoom non-16:9-enhanced wide screen programs to occupy all 480 scan lines. Unlike the typical optical zoom on TV sets that spreads out the inner 360 scanlines, this scaling feature will give an even better picture from progressive players provided it is done just after the video is made into progressive scan.
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  4. Dan Baldwin

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    Thanks Allan [​IMG]
     
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