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unable to adjust picture size on veira

Discussion in 'Plasma TVs' started by brackenlamb, Nov 3, 2004.

  1. brackenlamb

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    Hi i have been watching a dvd using th efree e55 dvd recorder and viera,using components
    Im unable to adjust the picture size ,16.9 to zoom 1 etc etc.
    Is this normal,as it works on sky and regular tv.

    Its not a problem more of a query.
     
  2. Andy C

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    I'm sure I read somewhere on the forum that component forces the set into 'WIDE' mode. Saying that, I just tried it with an NTSC DVD on a Panny DMR-E85 (using AV4C) and I could change aspect fine.


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    Ah its only with the progressive scan switched on ,
     
  4. Andy C

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    Ooh, I'm sure I have progressive turned on... must check that in the morning!. :)


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    Yes. Even though the vierra plasma is a progressive device with a built in deinterlaser, when it is directly feed with a progresive scan signal it will go straight into wide mode and not let you change the aspect ratio. Make sure the dvd player you are using is set up for wide screen anamorphic dvds and you should not have a problems with most discs.
    Unless the deinterlaser in you dvd player is better than the Vierras then you waont really see a differnce in picture quality anyway :)
     
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    I use a Tosh XS32 in progressive mode. The Viera doesn't allow me to change aspects, however the Tosh does allow me to zoom the picture. I do this to rid of the black bars (to avoid burn-in). Very useful feature & surprisingly with very little distortion.
     
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    Ekko me old mate, are you saying that even if a film is in full wide screen 2:35:1 that you fill the whol 16:9 (1:85:1) screen with the picture :confused: Seems a strange way to watch a movie.
     
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    Unlike the zooms on the Viera which actually distort the image, this method chops off either side but little distortion to the image itself. I only do this when watching a 2-3hr movies as I want to avoid burn-in of black bars.

    Actually most of the time I watch movies on my PJ in my home cinema but when I have to on the plasma depending on the length of the movie I do alter the settings accordingly. Bit paranoid about any kind of screen burn you see....but considering I have about a thousand dvd's this kind of prolonged viewing will eventually cause burn-in otherwise :)
     

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