Panasonic rp62 aspect ratio auto-sense?

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  1. ChrisDixon

    ChrisDixon Second Unit

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    I have a Panasonic RP62 and I just got a 16:9 TV (and therefore set the DVD player to 16:9). I've noticed that when I put a widescreen movie in, it often says "The software has a 4:3 aspect ratio". Now, I know this is not the case, because I put my plama screen on "Full" and it either fills the whole screen or has the small black bars for 2.35:1. There is no stretch or visible distortion, and the picture looks great. I know for sure that this happened with Daredevil and Attack of the Clones but I've seen it with others too. Is this a bug with the auto-sense? Any info would be appreciated.

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    It is not a bug. You'll see this alot because many times the menus and such are non-anamaphoric, which technically means that it is 4x3 or 4x3 letterbox, and not anamaphoric (16x9). The movies you mentioned above are indeed anamaphorically enchanced and play fine. all that message means is that whatever is on screen at that time is non-anamaphoric, alot of times the Fox logo's and some menus will trigger that. Sometimes dvd extras are not anamaphoric, and will trigger the message.
     

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