Zoom for Non-Anamorphic content..

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  1. Matt Amato

    Matt Amato Stunt Coordinator

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    I'm just about to pull the trigger for the first time and enter the world of Home Theater. I'm set on a Panny 47WX42 and was pretty sure about getting the RP82. However, I hear that niether does zooming for non-anamophic content. I haven't run through my DVD collection yet, but just how common is it now a days for movies to be realeased without 16x9 Tv's in mind. Will I suffer buyers remorse down the line if I buy the RP82? If The vote is that I shouldn't get the 82, does anyone have any suggestions of what DVD player in the same price range would suit my needs?

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    Matt,

    The zooming for non-enhanced DVDs has nothing to do with your DVD. It has to be done by the TV set.

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  3. Bill Slack

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    Don't the new Panasonics have a zoom feature, anyway?

    Cees:

    A few players (the Panny RP92, for one) do have zoom/scaling features to scale non-anamorphic DVDs to anamorphic. It looks superior to raster expansion.
     
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    I see. Didn't know that!
    Thanks, Bill!

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  5. Keith Plucker

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    I thought the RP82 did have a non-anamorphic to anamorphic zoom/scale feature. I could be wrong.

    I have a Toshiba 4800 myself. It does have this feature and I use with my Toshiba TW40X81. It is a nice player although it does run a tad warm. If you have marginal ventilation in your equipment rack it might be a problem. Otherwise you might want to check it out. I believe list is $199.

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  6. Matt Amato

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    I purched the Panny TV and RP-82 from OneCall last week and they arrived yesterday. Despite it being advertised on Panasonics website, the RP-82 does not seem to have zoom for non-anamorphic content. However, the TV does does an excellant job at raster zooming and I am perfectly happy with it. [​IMG] Most DVD's I own are anamorphic anyway.
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