1. Sign-up to become a member, and most of the ads you see will disappear. It only takes 30 seconds to sign up, so join the discussion today!
    Dismiss Notice

which setting on my dvd player?!?!?

Discussion in 'Archived Threads 2001-2004' started by ErikU, Feb 7, 2002.

  1. ErikU

    ErikU Auditioning

    Joined:
    Oct 2, 2001
    Messages:
    5
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    i have a 27" toshiba 4:3 television. my toshiba dvd is hooked up to the tv via component jacks. the dvd player gives 3 options: 4:3 letterbox, 4:3 normal, and 16:9 widescreen. what setting is the best to watch dvds in? i like oar so widescreen is the key. i am not sure if i should use 16:9 or 4:3 letterbox. what are the advantages/disadvantages to using either on a nonwidescreen tv?

    thanks

    erik
     
  2. Tim Hoover

    Tim Hoover Screenwriter

    Joined:
    May 27, 2001
    Messages:
    1,422
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    If you use 16:9, then anamorphic DVDs will be squeezed into your 4:3 picture area. If you use 4:3 letterbox, then everything will be letterboxed if it is widescreen, anamorphic or not.
     
  3. Thom B

    Thom B Stunt Coordinator

    Joined:
    Jan 11, 1999
    Messages:
    213
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Hey Erik,

    Here's a bit more detail.

    16:9- This setting is for players hooked up to a widescreen tv. It allows full resolution display of anamorphic titles on these sets. An anamorphic title will look kinda squished side to side on your set with this setting.

    4:3 letterbox- This should be the setting you want to use for OAR viewing. With this setting anamorphic titles will be downcoverted and shown with the infamous black bars. Non-anamorphic titles will be properly displayed.

    4:3 normal- I'm not directly familiar with this setting. None of the players I've had have had it. I'm assuming it's some sort of auto-zoom feature which fills the screen of a 4:3 set on titles which are letterboxed or anamorphic.

    Hope this helps.

    T
     
  4. Sean Conklin

    Sean Conklin Screenwriter

    Joined:
    Oct 30, 2000
    Messages:
    1,720
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
     
  5. ErikU

    ErikU Auditioning

    Joined:
    Oct 2, 2001
    Messages:
    5
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    thanks for the info!

    erik
     

Share This Page