When to use 16:9 zoon mode?

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  1. John Bryant

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    Ok, I have a tv with the 16:9 zoom mode. My question is, when is it appropriate to use it? I haven't found a dvd aspect ratio yet that it perfectly covers. Is this what is should be used for or am I way off base here?
     
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    What do you mean by "16:9 zoom mode"? That appears to be a contradiction in terms, but then again, TV manufacturers use all sorts of funny labels.

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    1. What make of TV do you have?

    2. What does the manufacturer call the mode you're talking about?

    If you're talking about the mode for playing anamorphic DVDs (a/k/a "enhanced for 16:9", "enhanced for widescreen TVs") at their full resolution, then the answer is that you use the mode whenever you're playing such a DVD. Make sure your player is set for 16:9 playback as well. The setting has nothing to do with aspect ratio per se; it simply reformats an anamorphic 4:3 image to the correct shape without sacrificing any picture information. The "correct" shape can be any number of aspect ratios, depending on the film and the DVD.

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    1. I have the Samsung TXM2796HF
    2. This is how it is listed:
    Vertical compression circuitry retains full resolution of 1080i and 480p sources when displayed in a 16:9 letterbox format

    On my remote it is under picture size and it just says wide. So are you saying to use it on any 16:9 enhanced dvd's, regardless of aspect ratio?
     
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    Thanks for all the help. Tried it today with Changing Lanes and Le Pacte des Loups and they looked amazing.
     

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