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Watching non anamorphic dvds on a htpc

Discussion in 'Desktop & Laptop Computers Forum' started by Vila, Oct 30, 2004.

  1. Vila

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    I use a HTPC to watch DVD's on my Panasonic AE700 projector.

    When I watch non anamorphic dvds the picture ends up being a small letter boxed image within my screen.

    The projector disables the zoom button when it is driven by VGA input.

    Win DVD has a zoom button but if i try and use this it simply zooms the picture within the 4:3 non anamophic projected area still not filling the screen.

    Anyone got any ideas / suggestions
     
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    TheaterTek has an aspect ratio menu which has among other options 'letterbox' which expands non-anamorphic movies to fill the screen. Some projectors have a zoom function which behaves similarly, does the 700 have anything like that?
     
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    Zoomplayer has a very flexible aspect ratio function that will do allow you to show the letterbox movie correctly (similar to TT). ZP is shareware, so you can download it, and get it to use the video and audio decoders of your current player, but within ZP.

    Gary.
     
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    It's a bit strange it disables it for VGA, I was thinking it might work on DVI .. but ZoomPlayer would be a good thing to try, at least you don't have to fork out to see. :)
     

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