Is it imperative that you must use full screen with LCD?? Why?

gbmitie

Active Member
I am still doing a bit of research and seen demos LCD/PLASMA and read instruction booklets. I keep seeing the instruction " Use full screen mode" but if I watch a dvd in widescreen it will not normally fill the screen do I have to use the zoom function and then have distortion?

Also if I get a DVD player that upscales to 1080i will that ensure that if I play a widescreen dvd it will fill the screen with no picture distortion?

I hope to get a 40 or 42 in but I am not yet convinced.

Thanks in anticipation.


gbmitie
 

LV426

Administrator
Staff member
It's not imperative and, for many sources is, simply, wrong. You do not need to distort things to fit your screen.

- 4x3 signals with full screen content should be watched centred with black bars either side.
- 16x9 signals with full screen content will fill your screen.
- 4x3 signals with letterboxed wide content can be zoomed to fill the width, which may leave black bars top and bottom.
- 16x9 signals with letterboxed wide content should be watched in 16x9 mode and will have black bars top and bottom.

In all cases, objects in the film or programme should not be geometrically distorted.
 

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