Is my image ok?

Discussion in 'Computers' started by Anthony Moore, Jan 13, 2006.

  1. Anthony Moore

    Anthony Moore Supporting Actor

    Jul 12, 2001
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    I have a lot of movies on hard drive (full quality vob's).

    On some movies, when I play them, I get kinda like 2 sets of black bars. Sometimes the picture is smaller, but still in proportion.

    Instead of just having black bars on the top and bottom it seems like I have another set of black bars that are more grey-ish directly above and below the picture, in between the picture and the "always-there" black bars.

    Is this just because the aspect ratios are different?Does it mean my brightness is too high? Is that why i can see the double black bars? Liek I said, everything seems proportionate.

    I have a dell dimension 9150 with the 6600GT card, all connected to my non-hdtv Sony. Just wanna make sure im not missing something.

    Any ideas?
  2. Tekara

    Tekara Supporting Actor

    Jan 8, 2003
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    What it may be is a set of black bars that are apart of the movie, added by the movie producers, to change the aspect ratio from 2.35:1 (movie theater widescreen) to 1.78:1 (16:9 widescreen). Then the second set of black bars are added by your movie player which fit the widescreen movie into your 4:3 display.

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