Full frame on a 16:9 Display

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  1. Robin Warren

    Robin Warren Second Unit

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    I have a new Toshiba 57HDX82 and am about to watch Red River. I notice that this is displayed in Full Frame and was actually confused as to what mode I should watch this in to keep it as close to OAR as possible and at the same time to avoid the gray bars on the side.

    Thanks for any help here.
     
  2. Rain

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    It would be impossible to view Red River OAR on a 16x9 set without the bars on the side.
    Anything else will distort the proper image.
     
  3. Robin Warren

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    I guess than it has to be bars on the side. Time to fashion some mattes. Thanks
     
  4. Bill Slack

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    Rain: I think he just wants to avoid gray bars, not bars altogether...

    Some DVD players (Toshibas, in particular) have aspect ratio control so you leave the set in full mode, and set the DVD output to 4:3. That's what I do on my Toshiba 6200.

    My set can't properly display 4:3 window-boxed in 480p mode, so that's the only option that I have. It, unfortunately, it seems to eliminate a lot (maybe all?) of the DCDi based players.
     
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