Raising Arizona doesn't fill my screen

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  1. BrianScott

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    My Raising Arizona (widescreen) DVD doesn't fill my 16:9 plasma! What gives?
    It's not that it is the wrong ratio for the tv - it leaves an equal amount of black around ALL sides, as if the picture is just too small. I play any other widescreen DVD and they all display just fine, filling the whole screen. Is something screwy with that particular movie??
     
  2. DavidPla

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    The DVD is NOT Anamorphic! Meaning it wasn't Adjusted for Widescreen TVs. Some of the earlier DVDs, such as this one, were non-anamorphic. Hopefully an anamorphic version will be released sometime in the future.
     
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    In other words, you need to use the "zoom" mode (or whatever they call it) on your plasma display options.
     
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    I like how the question was answered by my fellow members. No snotty attitude or any feeling of superiority. Just polite answers to the question asked. Wow! Are we on the internets??? Wow! Nice and polite. Makes me proud to post on these forums. GROUP HUG??? [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
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    Richard,
    It'd be quite different if it was anamorphic 2.35 and he wanted to not see Black bars. I'll bet on that.
     
  6. Mark Bendiksen

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    LOL...no doubt. Not that I would ever jump down anyone's throat for bringing up such an issue, mind you. [​IMG]
     
  7. Richard Matich

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    True dat Joe Sixpack finds no love here!!! LOL. [​IMG] I'd try to "politly push" him in the direction of OAR. If that didn't work I'd probably "release the hounds"!!! [​IMG]
     
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    ...and that WOULD be an entirely different matter, of course.
     
  9. Andrew 'Ange Hamm' Hamm

    Andrew 'Ange Hamm' Hamm Supporting Actor

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    I have to confess that I clicked on this thread expecting to read a rant from some disciple of the Letterschlocking Guy. I was pleasantly surprised.

    This, by the way, is why I don't yet own Raising Arizona on DVD.
     
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    I had a different, but similar problem to the original post. I watched Jersey Girl and Crash and they didn't fill the screen, yet when I watched Jacob's Ladder and A History Of Violence, they did. All say 1.85 anamorphic widescreen, so why didn't the first 2 I mention fill the screen? I have a Phillips 60PP9200D model TV and a Samung(don't know the model) player if thathelps in answering the question. I know this may sound like a dumb question, but I'm new to widescreen TVs.
     
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    Because those two films have an aspect ration of 2.35:1, and they are too big for a widescreen tv (ratio approx. 1.78:1)
     
  12. StephenA

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    Ok, thanks. The packaging is labelled wrong then.
     
  13. TonyD

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    i had forgotten about that guy.
     
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    For anybody desperate to get an Anamorphic version of Raising Arizona, the PAL Region 4 edition is and at about 1.78:1 there are no black borders to annoy.
     
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    HaHa!

    I wasn't certain what to expect when
    I opened this thread either.

    Nice surprise!
     
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    Me, too.....{shudder}
     
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    Uh, who is this "letterschlocking guy"?
     
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    I was putting on my black gloves and preparing for a Joe six pack smackdown as well when I saw the thread title.
     
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    John, are those Black "bar" gloves? [​IMG]
     
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