Sarah Silverman: Jesus is Magic - DVD Glitch?

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  1. Jon Martin

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    I just got the new standup film SARAH SILVERMAN: JESUS IS MAGIC DVD from Netflix. It was an original DVD (not the specially made for Netflix DVDs). And, it was the widescreen version.

    I went to play it on my standard 4:3 TV and player, and the picture was zoomed in. At least the copy I had was being shown in default 16:9, with the sides cut off. It was watchable, but an odd glitch.

    I then played it on my 16:9 widescreen handheld DVD and it looked fine. The full picture was there.

    Didn't know if other copies have the same problem, but if you have a 4:3 set, I thought I'd mention it.

    The film was good. Although, as a fan, I had heard most of the standup before. Definitely not for all audiences though.
     
  2. DonaldB

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    Sounds like a flag was set incorrectly. I have copy on the way from Netflix and will post if it exhibits the same problem.
     
  3. Christian Preischl

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    Jon,

    have you checked your DVD player's settings to make sure you haven't set it to 4:3 P&S instead of 4:3 LB? If you've set it to 4:3 P&S most DVDs will still play widescreen, but some discs that support this feature will play just the way you described it on a 4:3 TV.
     
  4. Jon Martin

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    Yes. It is set up correctly.

    It is only the second or third time I have seen this happen out of several hundred DVDs on this player.
     
  5. Kevin M

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    I just received the same disc from Netflix and mine plays in it's OAR just fine...however when I set my player (a Pioneer DV 585A) to 4x3 pan & scan mode it zooms in the image just as you described....the disc I received isn't incorrectly flagged as far as I can tell, it seems your player is either set incorrectly or is having an issue with the disc that isn't apparently universal with all players as I tried this disc in my VERY old Toshiba player (at least 1998) and it played correctly in that one as well.

    It could be one bad disc in a batch of many I suppose....it wouldn't be the first time that has happened.
     
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    The image displayed properly on my anamorphic squeezing 4:3 Wega and Panasonic RP-82 at both 4:3 letterbox and 16:9 settings.
     
  7. Jon Martin

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    Just checked again.

    Disregard this whole thread.

    I have a DVD Recorder/Player/DVR. It has a couple different LB or P&S settings. While the DVD RAM was set for LB, the regular player was at P&S. So, I fixed it.

    Don't know how long it was set that way, but this is only the third or so time I have seen this glitch.

    Sorry for the confusion.
     

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