Still getting letterbox on a WS TV withe BR playback

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GRIZZLY24UK

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I've got Casino Royale & Talledega Nights on Blu-ray I have a question though, why when I playback Blu-rays on the ps3 on a wide screen TV do I still get the letterbox? Have I just got to fiddle with the settings or should they look like that? Its a PIO 435 BTW.

:confused:
 

stu.artd

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The movies are 2.35:1 which is wider than the 16:9 aspect ratio of your TV so they display with black borders top and bottom.
 

GRIZZLY24UK

Standard Member
Thanks for the quick reply, it does seemed an almighty waste of screen, I don't suppose you know if there all like that? I was considering getting the 'Planet Earth' boxset on BR, I have downloaded a HD episode to try and its fine playing from the PC to the TV with no black borders.
 

PlexShaw

Well-known Member
Not this topic again...

Covered many, many times. For example:

http://www.avforums.com/forums/showthread.php?t=509208

It's not a waste of screen space because that is how Casino Royale was filmed, and the Blu-ray Disc is replicating that.

Planet Earth, AFAIK, was shot in 16:9, so there should be no black bars.
 

Indiana Jones

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This argument will never be won, those who want the picture to fill every mm of their screen will always say that 2.35:1 films are stupid while those of us that are happy that the film is being presented as it was intended will always think that those that want a cropped version are idiots.

Best to let it die before it does out of control like all the other threads.
 

russd1978

Active Member
Thanks for the replies, hmmm, I am sort of pleased now that my TV isn't set up incorrectly, but 2.35:1 ratio, :thumbsdow





:confused: Yes, yes it is.

Its because thats the way it was shot, for cinemas which use this format - you dont see black bars at the cinema because thats the way their screens are.

Id rather replicate that, than have the picture zoomed so i miss part of the image!
 

Dave

Distinguished Member
This argument will never be won, those who want the picture to fill every mm of their screen will always say that 2.35:1 films are stupid while those of us that are happy that the film is being presented as it was intended will always think that those that want a cropped version are idiots.

Best to let it die before it does out of control like all the other threads.

I don't need to say any more.

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