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ratio/zoom help

Discussion in 'LCD & LED LCD TVs Forum' started by lordnoize, Oct 24, 2005.

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  1. lordnoize

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    Hi I have a viewpia 26" connected to a denon1920 via hdmi/dvi adapter

    My dvdplayer is set to 16:9, my tv is set to 16:9


    when I watch terrestrial tv I can "zoom" the picture to fill the screen, however when watching dvds I still get black bars top and bottom and the tv's zoom option is disabled
     
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    DVD often are not 16:9 (appros 1.78:1)... quite often 2.35:1 or 1.85:1widescreen. These will still require the screen to show letterboxed format so everything still fits.

    If the TV will not allow the image to be cropped at 16:9, often the DVD player will allow this instead. It may be that using the HDMI link is preventing using zoom functions in whch case and alternate connection may allow this functionality. If not, then enjoy watching the whole picture.

    -Ian
     
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    okay thanks for the info
     
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    Since all[?] new Widescreen TV's have 16:9 screens, why don't the DVD manufacturers make them in that aspect ratio ? This seems to me like yet another example of the consumer being shafted. It is sometimes very difficult to work out what ratio they are when buying online.
    Any suggestions welcome.
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    Since all[?] new Widescreen TV's have 16:9 screens, why don't the DVD manufacturers make them in that aspect ratio ? This seems to me like yet another example of the consumer being shafted. It is sometimes very difficult to work out what ratio they are when buying online.
    Any suggestions welcome.
    Dakara
     
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    Because people want to watch the DVD as the director intended rather than how their TV manufacturer intended.
     
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    It amazes me just how many times this question keeps getting asked.

    Dakara, why don't we just get the movie producers to make films just for DVD release and forget about the cinema altogether :rolleyes:
     
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    I agree, since I never go to the cinema anyway.
     
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    some DIVX trailers I got are a small rectangle in the telly
     
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    my brother has just bought a samsung dvdplayer hooked up by hdmi to a samsung lcd tv and he can use the TVs stretch function to make the picture fill the screen...

    im just bothered in case i get burn in from black bars!
     

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