My widscreen Evolution disc is in Pan Scan!!

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  1. Jens Raethel

    Jens Raethel Second Unit

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    I bought the widscreen Evolution DVD, poped it in the player and to my surprice it was the Pan scan version!

    Even on the disc it self it says 1.85:1 Anamorphic Widscreen!

    Has anybody had the same problem?
     
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    Is it the American Region 1 release? I don't think there is a pan-and-scan version available.

    It sounds most likely as though your DVD player is set up incorrectly. If you have a standard 4:3 television, be sure that your player is set to "4:3 letterbox" video not "16:9" video. If it's set to "16:9," the picture will be distorted. It'll be tall and skinny, and fill your screen vertically, like a pan-and-scan transfer.

    If that's not the case, then I'm afraid I can't help you.
     
  3. David Lambert

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    Carl, I was just thinking the EXACT same thing; that the setting is wrongly on 16:9 instead of 4:3. I can confirm that there is not supposed to be any R1 release other than the widescreen version on this particular title.
     
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    But look at Jens' signature... he has a real HT, and I guess he knows how to set up his player, huh?
     
  5. AdrianJ

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    Just because you have a "real" home theater setup, doesn't mean you can't make a mistake in the setup. My DVD player defaults to 16x9 and I never noticed it until I bought an anamorphic DVD. It played non-anamorphic DVDs correctly, so I assumed it was correct. Not to mention the fact that, at least on my player, the selection of 16x9 or 4:3 is buried deep within the menus.
     
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    I would think he had his screen set up properly too, but you never know. Also, the pic he has from Star Wars looks like it was in 16:9 when it needed to be in 4:3. So maybe the same thing is happening.

    Or maybe Evolution is a pan and scan on the fly? Not bloody likely
     
  7. Joey B

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    To me, it looks like a 4:3 screen. Check out the paramount logo, although it's hard to tell from the screenshots of the other movies. But Ep. 1 looks stretched...

    Joey
     
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    So many people have their DVD players set up to think that their 4:3 TV is a 16:9. [​IMG]
     
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    his creen looks more 4:3 to me.
     

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