Recording in 16:9 widescreen

Discussion in 'Blu-ray & DVD Players & Recorders' started by Voice of Fox, Aug 4, 2005.

  1. Voice of Fox

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    Hi.

    I've read in a few places that recording in 16:9 mode is not possible on any DVD+ format discs.

    Is this true for every machine?

    Seems ridiculous when most everything is broadcast in anamorphic widescreen these days!
     
  2. musukebba

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    No, it's not true. Anamorphic transmissions are recorded authentically.

    However, on playback the signal for the TV to switch the aspect ratio reliably will only work if the recording is played back in a DVD+ recorder.

    If you have a DVD player which will play back bare MPEG2 files, then there isn't a problem because the aspect ratio signal is contained in the file headers. If you haven't got such a player, there's a simple way of overcoming this using IFOedit when reauthoring on a PC at the same time as you edit out the adverts.
     
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    The transmitted pic is actually 4:3. It's your TV that changes (stretches it horizontally) to 16:9. So the recorded image is also 4:3, same as the transmission, and your TV changes it on playback in the same way.
     

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