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Question for Panasonic RP56 owners about progressive aspect ratio

Discussion in 'Archived Threads 2001-2004' started by Jeff D, Oct 7, 2001.

  1. Jeff D

    Jeff D Supporting Actor

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    I'm not understanding how to properly set up this dvd player for the following.
    I want to be able to have 4:3 output for 4:3 content and 16:9 on 16:9 movies. Is there a setting for this? I have the display set for 16:9, but there seems to be side bars on the 16:9 content too.
    I've posted a similar topic here: http://www.hometheaterforum.com/uub/...ML/044741.html
     
  2. RoyGBiv

    RoyGBiv Stunt Coordinator

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    You should set your DVD player to the type of TV you have, not what the DVD ratio is. If your TV is 4:3 set the DVD to that and it should correctly display 4:3 material as well as 16:9 or 2.35:1.
    SMK
     
  3. Jeff D

    Jeff D Supporting Actor

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    I do have the player set for 16:9 and it does display correctly.
    But, that wasn't what I was looking for. I was looking for a variable output mode that the tv could switch depending on the aspect ratio.
     
  4. Kwang Suh

    Kwang Suh Supporting Actor

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    The RP56 does not have any aspect ratio control. For the Toshiba, this isn't really a concern. For 4:3 material, simply set your TV into Standard mode. For non-anamorphic material, set your TV to Theaterwide 2 mode.
    If you're really lazy, then get something like the Toshiba SD-3750, which does have aspect ratio control.
     
  5. Jeff D

    Jeff D Supporting Actor

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    Kwang,
    I'm curious if this was posted before your other response. Would the 3750 really do what I want? If so I have no problem waiting.
     

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