Mitsu "Expand" Mode Questions

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  1. Geoff H

    Geoff H Stunt Coordinator

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    I find it difficult to watch Non-Anamorphic DVD's, where the black bars total more space than the actual film.

    Going through my TV's owners manual I stumbled upon a section that recommended viewing non-anamorphic content in "Expand" mode -- i.e., where the image is expanded or elongated vertically only (width does not change). Is this a good idea? will the image quality degrade?

    TIA,

    Geoff
     
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    It'll make the picture bigger than using NORMAL mode and does eliminate the side bars. As for image quality, it always degrades somewhat as you make it bigger, because the pixels become larger, but the same thing happens when switching from a smaller to a larger TV.

    Play with EXPAND and ZOOM mode to see which gives the better result. EXPAND does a vertial stretch, while ZOOM just enlarges the picture. I don't think ZOOM crops the sides on 1.78 and 1.85 non-anamorphic material, but I'm not sure.
     

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