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Stretched Screen

Discussion in 'TV Show Forum' started by sjp1966, Jun 9, 2004.

  1. sjp1966

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    I hope someone can help me. the answers may seem obvious but there is a reason why i am asking the question

    If i am watching a DVD which is a 16:9 anamorphic widescreen, should the TV (i have a widescreen TV) be set to 16:9 to watch it.

    also what mode should be TV be in to watch a movie which is 2.35:1

    the reason i ask this is because when i have my TV on 16:9 to watch a movie that states it is 16:9 the screen seems stretched vertically, i am not sure what im doing wrong

    please help :lease:
     
  2. Garrett

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    If the DVD states 16:9 it can either fill the screen totally or if a 2.35:1 will have black bars top and bottom. And would think the set would be in 16:9 mode (some TV call it widescreen). Best to see the correct aspect ratio of the TV is to put a Universal film on and see if the World is round.
    Generally DVD’s connected to the TV via the scart selects the correct screen format.

    I think there is a thread on it some where I will see if I can find it and post a link.
     
  3. Garrett

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    See if this is of any help here.
     
  4. Lex

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    Yes - it should automatically switch to 16:9
     
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    By the sounds of it you want your tv set to the widescreen mode. I know that on my philips 28" tv the 16:9 mode is really a "zoom" mode, i.e it blows the picture up to fill the screen and cuts off the top and bottom, in this mode a dvd picture in anamporhic will look stretched out with the top and bottom missing.
     
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    The problem here, is that all hardware manufacturers use different terms. And DVD makers use different terms, different techniques, and can often mislead in the packaging.

    Rule 1: If it looks right, it is right. By which I mean, people are people-shaped; circles are round etc., and you aren't missing anything useful (eg off the top or bottom of the picture).

    Rule 2: You may get black bars depending on how wide the film was, either top & bottom, or at the sides. You shouldn't have them on all four edges.

    Rule 3: Don't expect to rely wholly on auto-switching; TV manufacturers don't always handle this as well as they should. Sometimes it works OK for PAL but not NTSC. Or vice versa. Only after establishing (with reference to rule 1 & 2) that it is reliable (for both video types) should you rely on it.
     

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