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The right choice (question)

Discussion in 'Displays' started by Scott W., Jun 5, 2003.

  1. Scott W.

    Scott W. Second Unit

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    My TV has five settings in the picture mode. Which one is correct to watch to view anaNormal, anamorphic widescreen correctly? Normal, Theater wide 1, 2 or 3, OR Full? Any advice would be appreciated. TIA.

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    Full. Be sure to select 16/9 in the dvd player's setup menu.
     
  3. Jeff Gatie

    Jeff Gatie Lead Actor

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    Scott - here is a rundown on the Toshiba screen modes:

    Natural(used to be Normal) - used for 4:3 480i/p, 16:9 1080i/720p(converted to 1080i)

    Theaterwide 1 - Non-uniform stretch (more at the sides less in the middle). Does distort the picture. Can be used for 4:3 480i/p or 1080i with bars on the sides if you wish.

    Theaterwide 2 - Even zoom and crop with no stretch and no distortion. Used for non-anamorphic letterbox. Can be used for 4:3 if no distortion is wanted, but cropping is greater than any other mode. Has ability to scroll picure up or down.

    Theaterwide 3 - Partial crop, partial uniform stretch. Does distort the picture. Not as much stretch as TW1, not as much crop as TW2. Can be used for 4:3 480i/p and Tosh recommends this mode for 1080i with subtitles off the screen (why, I do not know). Also has scroll like TW2.

    Full - Uniform stretch across entire screen. Used for anamorphic DVD's and DVD players that auto-scale.
     

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