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Screen Aspect Ratio change

Discussion in 'Movie Forum' started by wattsonp, Dec 3, 2001.

  1. wattsonp

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    Is it just my DVD players or does every body get some aspect changes during viewing? that is the wide screen bars move up and down for a few seconds, flattening the picture in some DVDs.
     
  2. mjn

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    nope....never seen that on any dvd's!!
     
  3. Koosnaff

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    Hi Watsonp

    What TV have you got?
    I could be barking up the wrong tree, but some TV's, when put into automatic ratio mode (most widescreens have some kind of automatic mode) constantly check the incoming picture, but can have some problems and incorrectly size the image if it is particularly dark around top and bottom edges of the actual picture.

    Does it seem to happen randomly, or have you noticed anykind of pattern ?
     
  4. BadAss

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    Koosnaff could be right, a mate of mine has his Phillips 32" TV set to auto and the picture is allways jumping about. Its really anoying but thats the way he likes it.
     
  5. Doubledoom

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    The above posts are correct, if you are viewing non-anamorphic widescreen films or you have the dvd player set in 4:3 letterbox option.

    Auto-guess modes are rubbish (on the whole). Indeed, Toshiba have now removed this option from their newer television models because of the problems.
     
  6. Mr.D

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    I've owned three panasonic sets : the auto mode on all of them worked flawlessly 99% of the time.
     
  7. Doubledoom

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    Strange. My neighbours Panasonic bounced around when the black bars varied.
     
  8. wattsonp

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    thanks for your suggestions, but..
    well, my wide screen TV would be set in 16:9 mode, and does not have the "Auto function", just like my other 4:3 28" TV which does the same thing. I think it is a DVD player problem, both of my DVDs do it on two diffrerent TVs. Both DVD players are Samsung. imagine watching a wide screen movie, and all of a sudden the picture is so wide that the 16:9 mode is not wide enough and the bars go down, thengo back up again two seconds later...

    Funny, i seem to be the only person encountering this problem.

    But thanks Anyways

    WATTSON
     

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