Gray top and bottom bars from dvd player?

Discussion in 'Playback Devices' started by Nicholas Wang, Aug 28, 2005.

  1. Nicholas Wang

    Apr 19, 2003
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    I have a widescreen display that I want to minimize burn in on.

    Some dvds are "wider" than 16:9, and they have black bars on the top and bottom. From what I understand, the black bars are actually encoded in the movie data, as opposed to being inserted by the dvd player (someone correct me if I'm wrong).

    I was thinking that gray bars would induce less burn in over time. Are there any dvd players out there that kind of automatically detect these black bars and convert them to gray?

    If not, maybe I should make one [​IMG]

    Or perhaps I'm being overly cautious?
  2. Jack Briggs

    Jack Briggs Executive Producer

    Jun 3, 1999
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    Reduce the contrast setting on your display and you're doing fine. No real need to worry.

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