Help changing aspect ratio?

Discussion in 'Displays' started by Russell Volz, Mar 2, 2004.

  1. Russell Volz

    Russell Volz Agent

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    I recently purchased my first HT: Panasonic L500 Projector, H/K 325 receiver, and Samsung DVD-931. I set everything up and it worked GREAT! I even changed the aspect ratio from 16:9 to 4:3 and back again on the projector.

    Now for some reason the aspect ratio menu item is blue'd out and I can't change it to 4:3. What did I do and what can I do to get the projector back to making this aspect ratio change? Where else can I get help? Thanks.

    Russell
     
  2. Allan Jayne

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    On some TV's (and projectors) the aspect ratio is blued out when you are using progressive scan inputs. You would have to use S-video input otherwise.

    You might want to buy a DVD player with a side squeeze choice that generates a picture with gray or black sidebars that is displayed as 4:3 while the projector is still in 16:9. Or return that projector in favor of one that does not have aspect ratio restrictions.

    Video hints:
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