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Misaligned letterbox images? (1 Viewer)

DarrenA

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I was playing the DVD Out of Sight the other day on my 80"x45" 1.78:1 screen and since this is a 1.85:1 transfer I ended up with 1" inch black bars at the top and bottom. Then I tried the Vertical Limit: Superbit which is also a 1.85:1 transfer, yet when it displayed on the 1.78:1 screen, I ended up with the image at the top of the screen with a larger 2" black bar at the bottom only. This yielded the same 1.85:1 ratio, but the letterbox image was clearly higher in the frame.
Why are images not centered properly on all DVDs?
 

Esten

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Some movies have done this for subtitle display,if i'm not mistaken.
 

TedD

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Most of these, however, are just the result of sloppy telecine work. This was a much bigger problem in the days of LD. This problem is another reason why Zoom Player and a HTPC are requirements for anyone serious about HT.

Ted
 

DarrenA

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This problem is another reason why Zoom Player and a HTPC are requirements for anyone serious about HT.
Yeah right! I own a CRT projector, a DVD player that outputs a Serial Digitial Interface (SDI) directly into a video processor that has a SDI input, a Stewart screen with electric variable masking....but I'm not serious about HT because I choose not to use a HTPC.:rolleyes
 

StephenA

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Grave of the Fireflies is off-center a little. The bottom black area is a tad bigger than the top.
 

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