Question about my HDTV

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  1. Theodore

    Theodore Auditioning

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    I have a Sony Wega XBR 450 t.v. I was watching a anamorphic DVD and I noticed that there were black bars on the screen. I set the dvd player to 16:9. Should I set it to full screen when watching anamorphic dvd's. Sorry if this is the wrong forum. Thanks!
     
  2. Jeff Kleist

    Jeff Kleist Executive Producer

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    Since the TV is not widescreen, you will see black bars no matter what. I don't have a WEGA, so I can't tell you the setting, but I know there is some setting for 16:9 material so you don't have to worry about downconversion artifacts
     
  3. Peter McDonald

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    What aspect ratio is the DVD? Are the bars on the top and bottom, or the sides? I'm guessing it's 2.35:1 or 1.85:1 aspect ratio. With these there will be black bars on the top and bottom (larger bars with 2.35:1)

    Peter
     
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    Moving this to Home Theater Basics.
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    Even if you did have a 16:9 TV, you would still get black bars (albeit smaller ones). Since your set is 4:3, set your DVD player for a 4:3 set. If you have a progressive DVD player, be sure to use the progressive video output... it will give you the best picture on the Wega.
     
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  7. Jack Briggs

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    Remember, your XBR compresses the entire raster into 16:9 mode when it detects an anamorphic or HD signal. Given the set's 4:3 screen, you'll continue to see the black bars. No way around it.

    As was mentioned, make sure your DVD player is outputting at 16:9. No further adjustments will be necessary.
     

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