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Sean Bryan

Sean Bryan
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Player: RP91
set to 16:9, darker, in progressive mode
TV: Toshiba 40H80
in FULL mode, HDTV2 input
I recently noticed that when I display a 4:3 DVD in the center of the widescreen TV,
there is something Odd with the image position or overscan from the RP91.
Here is waht I see: Black bar on left side -- IMAGE -- very narrow black bar on the
right side of the image --Black bar on right side (that appears narrower than that on
the left).
The black bar on the right side of the image is very narrow (maybe a half inch) and
sometimes you can't even distinguish it from the larger black bar on the right. SO that
is why I probably didn't notice this initially.
When I put up AVIA's overscan chart, it shows ZERO overscan on the right of the 4:3
image and about 3-4% on the left of the 4:3 image. It's almost as if the player is
producing the 4:3 window within the 16:9 frame, but then the actual image witin the
4:3 window is shifted left. Hope you understand the difference between what I am
describing and the simple matter of just the entire screen being shifted left (this is NOT
that).
If I use the player's front panel control (STOP and joy stick) manuver to shift the image
position, it shifts everything left or right, but this overscan within the 4:3 window issue
is unchanged.
Is anyone else seeing this? Unless this is something that just happened all of the
sudden, it was like this for a while (about 2 weeks) and I didn't notice it. So could
those with this player check closely. If you turn the brightness up on the monitor you
can see it clearly.
what do you think the deal is here? Suggestions?
I unplugged the player last night and will check it out again this evening. If anything
changes (which I doubt) I'll let you know.
Sean
 
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Yes, this is a known issue. I think Obi has been trying to get info or a solution on this since the player shipped. The good news is that once the global centering is done, it's pretty hard to see this particular issue with a movie or film DVD.
 

Sean Bryan

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OK, thanks. That's good to hear. Not that it's a problem, but that it's not just me.
I remember reading about how the progressive image was shifted to the left and you could center it with the stop button and remote, but I didn't know that this 4:3 issue was separate.
You're right, it's not very noticable, but I still hope there is a fix.
Sean
 

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