will I still get black bars on the side with Treasure Planet?

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  1. david*mt

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    Since Treasure Planet is in a 1.66:1 aspect ration and a widescreen TV is wider than that, will there be black bars on the sides? It is 16x9 enhanced so I was just wondering.
     
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    Probably not, because of overscan on your TV.
     
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    It's nominally 1.66:1, but it is actually slightly wider than that. You would have to have less than 3% overscan on either side to see any of the black bars.

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    None on my Sony 11HT FPTV setup.
     
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    Ron Epstein posted a number of screen captures that demonstrate the size of the vertical black bars in his review of the disc. Here's one:
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    The actual aspect ratio is in the neighborhood of 1.69:1

    You would need less than 2.5% overscan on either side to actually see the black bars.

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    Maybe this screen caps are from a PC using something like Power DVD?
     
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    I had pillarboxing but my CRT pj has 0% overscan [​IMG]
     
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    Just taking the opportunity to PUSH for Warner and MGM to do 16x9 encoding for their 1.66:1 titles like Disney...

    As you can see, there's no problem with typical 16x9 *or* 4x3 viewers seeing any sort of pillar-boxing. The only folks who would see pillarboxing are those with perfectly calibrated (almost 0 overscan) displays which tend to mean tweaked-front projection systems. No problem...those are the folks who *want* to see the bars [​IMG]
     
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    A lot of Disneys seem to have 1.66:1 as well. I've *never* had black bars on the sides unless it's not anamorphically transferred. GREAT movie was Treasure Planet!
     
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    Never mind. [​IMG]
     

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