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Toshiba 36ZP46 - Progressive Scan In 4:3

Discussion in 'General TV Discussions Forum' started by BrianPK, Feb 19, 2005.

  1. BrianPK

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    Hi,

    Can anybody tell me why the television automatically switches to widescreen when I use progressive scan on DVDs even though they are only in 4:3? In other words, is it possible to watch 4:3 DVDs in progressive scan or does progressive scan only work on widescreen DVDs?

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    Anyone? :lease:
     
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    I dont know what the actuall reason is for it , but, whenever a televiosn or plasma detects an incoming progressive scan signal, it will automaticly reert to 16:9 aspect. It is not a fault of the telivison but something it will do by design.
     
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    What aspect ratio is your DVD player set to?
     
  5. BrianPK

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    Hi all, thanks a million for the replies. It seems then that 4:3 DVDs cannot be watched in progressive scan mode. This is a pity because it means that old classics like Gone with the Wind etc. cannot be viewed at their ultimate best but they still look wonderful through RGB.

    Pigsear, I changed the DVD manually to 4:3 aspect but it doesn't matter because the TV will automatically switch to widescreen but this is a very exaggerated widescreen and not a true picture.

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