Toshiba 4700

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  1. MattGuyOR

    MattGuyOR Stunt Coordinator

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    Does the zoom pull back and window box movies like some of the cheaper Tosh dvd players? Can you still stay in FULL anamorphic mode this way? Was wondering since I know you get a little more info windowboxing movies like Apocalypse Now, that aren't in the 2.35 ratio.
     
  2. PaulKH

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    I have a 4700 and don't fully understand your question. How would I test for this!? I don't have Apocalypse Now on DVD.

    If I 'reduce' any anamorphic image I may see some more of the edge material because the area usually in overscan of the TV is brought into view.

    Is that what you mean?

    By the way, the quality of the zoom function is EXCELLENT.
     
  3. PaulKH

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    Well I tested this, and sure enough, I can see a LOT more of an anamorphic movie if I reduce it in - quite interesting. Of course since the reduction is symmetrical the black bars at top get bigger.
     
  4. Jeff D

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    Can someone explain what this means? Is this for viewing on a 4:3 tv with the player set to 16:9? I'm confused. =)
     
  5. PaulKH

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    Jeff, a DVD image usually extends beyond the normally visible area on a TV, into what is called the overscan area. With a DVD player that can 'shrink' the picture, you can then see the portion of the image that is usually off the edge of your TV.
     
  6. Jeff D

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    Just tried it... very interesting. Thanks! Cool feature, if you could only set it and forget it. =)
     

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