Henry V DVD... really widescreen?

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  1. Mike Broadman

    Mike Broadman Producer

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    I tried watching my new Henry V (with Kenneth Branaugh) tongight. It is advertised as being widescreen (in fact, there's even a nice little widescreen vs fullscreen notice on the insert that would make many an HTFer smile), yet fills up the screen when I play the disc.

    I'm using a Panasonic RP-91, relatively new floor model with no remote. I haven't gotten around to getting a remote for it so I haven't checked the menu settings. However, other anamorphic DVDs look fine.

    Has anyone experienced a problem with this disc?
     
  2. Rain

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    Nope, mine plays fine in 1.85:1 anamorphic.
     
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  4. Mike Broadman

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    Well, that's a fine dandy of a pickle.
    Can any RP91 owners tell me what the default setting is for the player (4:3 or 16:9)? I'm using a 4:3 TV, so I guess it could be set up for 16:9 and thus distort the image or something.
    I got this disc from the Columbia House DVD club and sending it back would be a hassle, but if it ain't OAR... [​IMG]
     
  5. Julian Lalor

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    Check to make sure your player is not set up to 4:3 pan and scan; some MGM titles are "pan and scan" on the fly and show up as such if the player is set to this mode. The player should be set to 4:3 letterbox.
     

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