Overscan on 4:3 image on 16:9 screen?

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  1. Ed St. Clair

    Ed St. Clair Producer

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    I love the "ZOOM" feature on my Toshbia DVD.
    Use it 'ALL' the time when viewing DVD's.
    Both 4:3 & widescreen DVD's.

    Question;
    When viewing 4:3 on a 16:9 set, is there any overscan to the sides of the 4:3 image?

    Thanks.
     
  2. Michael TLV

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    Are you saying you can blow up the image but still keep it all in view in the same TV space? That would be some feat in changing the physical laws of the universe there.

    If you make it bigger, of course you will lose portions of the image.

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  3. Ed St. Clair

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    I actually "ZOOM" 'out'.
    Making the image smaller. Therefore defeating my sets' overscan problem.
    With my set overscan on each side is at 5% or more.
    So, I 'gain' 10% or more image information, by decreasing the picture.
    Weird.
    But, great.

    Would a 16:9 screen have any overscan of a 4:3 image, with the side bars present?
     
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  5. Michael TLV

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    Theoretical ... try AVIA overscan pattern and see what it looks like.

    Some players have auto blanking to cover up some stuff on one of the edges ...

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  6. Ed St. Clair

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    Thanks Michael TLV.
    From your answer, I'll take it that, yes, a 16:9 screen "WILL" overscan a 4:3 image.
     
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