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BD60: DVD 4:3 aspect ratio problem?

Discussion in 'Blu-ray & DVD Players' started by EssCeeUK, May 4, 2009.

  1. EssCeeUK

    EssCeeUK Member

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    Hello all,
    I've just bought a BD60 from Richer Sounds and having a problem when it comes to viewing DVD that are in 4:3 aspect ratio.

    I set the BD60 to output HDMI/720p (native resolution of my Panasonic TX32-LXD500) and set TV aspect to 16:9. Inserting a 4:3 disc i.e. ST:TNG Season 1/Disc 1 or X-Files Season 1/Disc 1 results 4:3 back the vertical bars are white instead of black (actually, they are black for about a second then go white). I've performed a FW update to the latest version (1.5) and the issue remains. The problem is also present on a Sony KDL-37P3020 with the same effect (setting player to both 720p and 1080i). Seeing as my old Pioneer DVD player would output 4:3 with black bars ok it's either a firmware issue or faulty unit.
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    Secondly, when play a BD disc the player is silent. Playing a DVD (i've tried 3 separate discs) have a high pitched whine/whistle while spinning. Anyone else noticed?
    Looking forward to your comments and suggestions. :lease:
    Simon.
  2. alsina

    alsina Active Member

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    As regards the grey side panels, this is either being done by the tv or more likely by the 'Screensaver' being set to 'On' in the 'Display Menu' on the Blu-ray player.
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    kingfats Well-Known Member

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    Yeah :thumbsup: Screensaver OFF then your sorted. :)
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  4. EssCeeUK

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    To both kingfats and alsina, you were right on the money with the screensaver option.
    Turned it off and no more white bars :clap:

    Cheers guys,
    Simon.
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    I suppose it is quite safe to do this if the tv is an LCD screen?
    norfred
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    Hi yep your ok on an LCD screen,even plamas have got better,about burn in :)
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    Totally safe. :smashin:

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