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Anamorphic

Discussion in 'Desktop & Laptop Computers Forum' started by Clarkey, Apr 8, 2002.

  1. Clarkey

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    Just a short siple question here.

    Using PowerDVD am I seeing the benefits of anamorphic widescreen DVD's? The picture looks pretty good but all the DVD's I have are anamorphic so cant compare to a non anamorphic.
     
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    i think the easiest way to tell would be to see if your images look stretched ie do people look tall and thin or do they look normal ??
    also check out a disc with thx setup at the begining it has an image for checking wether you can display an anamorphic film correctly

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    yeah the picture is normal. But u can watch anamorphic on a 4:3 normally. I keep reading that using a widescreen TV you can get up to 33% more resolution etc.. was just wondering if this is the case using a PC in a 4:3 res?
     
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    Ensure that intially your player and display settings result in a tall and thin image on your 4x3 screen. Then use the Vertical sizeadjustment on the monitor to squish the screen vertically until the image is undistorted. then play with differing resolutions to try and ensure the scanlines don't overlap: try 800x600 and work up the way until you get the sharpest ( most pleasing ) image.
     
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    If you have the Phantom Menace on DVDF, go into the Audio menu, then the THX optimiser, it has a coupld of video tests that show aq circle on the scree, on 4:3 and one anamorphic 16:9. They shoudl both be perfect circles.

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