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Discussion in 'Archived Threads 2001-2004' started by Brad Newton, Jan 22, 2003.
could someone please explain this term to me. Sorry to be a dummy but..........
What is the context used??
It shows this as a feature of some dvd players
Are you talking about the recent Panny players like the RP82 and CP72? From what I understand, that "feature" does nothing(!). Probably something they originally planned to do, but did not implement late in the production process.
Yes, those are the units that I saw this "feature" listed. So they did not implement that feature. What was it supposed to do?
The zoom feature is INVALUABLE to 4:3 TV owners. It basically zooms a widescreen movie to reduce the size of the "black bars" on your TV screen. A good zoom feature does 2 things: (1) maintains picture sharpness, (2) provides several zoom levels, like 1 thru 4 (little zoom to most zoom). Toshiba DVD players do this PERFECTLY. For those of you who hate bars, just buy a Toshiba DVD player and click those bars away. Just realize that each zoom click is actually chopping of the right and left parts of a widescreen movie. I like Toshiba because you can zoom just a little, to make the bars smaller and chop very little. Or, you can zoom the bars away completely, but you chop off lots of right & left info. Your decision. AND, if you decide you don't like the zoom feature, then don't use it - Toshiba DVD players are overall good performers. FWIW, every friend and relative that has asked me for a player recommendation this past holiday season (5 in total and all 4:3 TV owners) now swear by this feature. And before the purist OAR crowd jumps down my throat, they are choosing to use the feature - they are free not to. Rich B.