How do I pick DVD's so that they view optimally on my 42H82?

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  1. Vic_P

    Vic_P Agent

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    In other words, What type of movies do I buy so that there is no adjusting to be done?

    So far I have tried Monsters Inc and Behind Enemy Lines and they both needed some sort of zooming done.

    The Behind Enemy Lines says that it is Anamorphic...ummm OK, I give...what the heck does that mean?
     
  2. Elliott Willschick

    Elliott Willschick Second Unit

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    First, your DVD player should be set to output a 16:9 signal. For anamporphic DVDs, like Monster's Inc and Behind Enemy Lines, set the tv to full. If a movie is not anamporphic, set it to tw2 mode. Some movies will still have black bars as they are of an aspect ratio of approx. 2.35.1 There is always some adjusting but that means a press of a button. Anamporphic discs are worth the press or two because they look fantastic.
     
  3. Tommy Haupfear

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    HDTV's standard ratio is 1.78:1 so DVDs like Toy Story and I believe Monster's Inc. should look perfect in "full" mode. 1.85:1 will also look good in full mode. I'm not a big fan of 2.35:1 and it's black bars on my 16:9 set but I guess it pleases the director (as if)..
     
  4. Michael Reuben

    Michael Reuben Studio Mogul

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  5. Jan Strnad

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    Elliott is right: You need to set your DVD player to 16:9 or widescreen. Once you do this, any DVD marked "enhanced for widescreen TVs" or "enhanced for 16:9 TVs" or "anamorphic" (which are all the same thing) will work with the "full" mode.
    If the DVD is widescreen but appears with bars on all sides, it's not enhanced/anamorphic and you'll need to zoom in on it.
    DVDs labeled "fullscreen" should not be played on the 42H82. [​IMG]
    Jan
     
  6. Tommy Haupfear

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    I've had my DVD player set to 16:9 and have had an Enhanced For Widescreen and Anamorphic DVD still have horizontal bars in Full mode on my Tosh 65H80. Am I missing something?
     
  7. Jeff Richard

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    If the DVD aspect ratio is 2.35:1, you will see black bars on both the top and bottom.

    It's not your TV it's just the movie.
     

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