Problem in Aspect Ratio Switching

Discussion in 'Displays' started by gxchen, Jan 15, 2005.

  1. gxchen

    gxchen Auditioning

    Mar 5, 2004
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    Dear all,

    I am using Philips 32" Plama connecting the DVD player with the Plasma Panel directly and skipping the TV box.

    When playing some 4:3 or letterboxed DVDs, the Plasma doesn't allow me to change the viewing mode (picture format) to "4:3" or "16:9 movie expand".

    What frustrated me most is: some DVDs are ok (allow me to switch), but some not OK..

    Could someone tell me why and how to fix it please? THanks a lot! [​IMG]
  2. John Whittle

    John Whittle Stunt Coordinator

    Mar 22, 2004
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    Couple of questions

    1. how is the player connected? Component? DMCI? Is the player set to 16:9 display or 3:4 display.

    2. what are the DVDs and their native aspect ratio?

    If you're connected to a digital input, then it's likely that you can't scale the signal.

    It seems that digital connections remove some options, but since I don't have a digital signal source to test, it's only a guess (the 4805 accepts a digital input but I don't have anything to feed it).


    It's also possibly the way the dvd was authored.

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