Upscaling and Aspect??

Discussion in 'Playback Devices' started by JoeRace, May 11, 2005.

  1. JoeRace

    JoeRace Auditioning

    May 9, 2005
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    Pulled the trigger on a Panasonic PT500 projector, got the DVI cable, and picked up a Denon 1910 to fill my source needs.

    My question is, when applying the upscaling feature at the DVD player, my projected imaged seems to get strectched, what gives? Neither the projector nor the player seem to have any image options when transferring the data via the DVI cable. Is this typical of all upscaling DVD players, a weakness of my projector, or due to the DVD I was playing (Shrek2)?

    At this point I'm a bit disappointed in "upscaling", I'm hoping someone here can help me change my mind.


    Milwaukee HT Newbie
  2. Jeff Gatie

    Jeff Gatie Lead Actor

    Aug 19, 2002
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    If your image looks stretched, there is some type of settings mismatch in your player/projector/DVD. I'm not familiar with that projector, but I'm assuming it is native 16:9 and is set to output 16:9. If that is the case, you must:

    a) Set your DVD player for 16:9 (widescreen) output. This setting is on the setup menu, often only available when there is no DVD in the player.

    b) You must play a 16:9 enhanced DVD. Shrek 2 is 16:9 enhanced, but make sure you are playing the widescreen version, not the fullscreen. If Shrek 2 is anything like Shrek, it has both versions in the same DVD package.
  3. John S

    John S Producer

    Nov 4, 2003
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    It may indeed not handle 4:3 and/or non-anamorphic material well. Your DVD needs to be widescreen and say "Enhanced for Widescreen Displays" or something to that effect. The player and display need to be set for 16:9 ratio.

    Best of luck with it.

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