Which HDD recorder has a ZOOM?

Discussion in 'Blu-ray & DVD Players & Recorders' started by Moroz, Jul 14, 2005.

  1. Moroz

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    Hi all!
    “trouble”: I want to pan&scan 2.35 aspect ratio DVD's picture to 1.78 on 16:9 TV (Philips 32PW8808 has only x4.x9.x16 useless zoom).
    So
    1) I'm looking for HDD-DVD-recorder with x1.1 step ZOOM supported anamorphic picture.
    2) Is it good idea to watch movie in x1.3 zoom mode?
    3) Can every DVD be zoomed?
    4) Which HDD-DVD-recorder has the zoom?
    I found yet only Philips720, Toshiba32/34/64 equipped zoom, but Pioneer 530 with attractive jukebox don't. Are there other HDD-R with zoom? LG?

    Thanks forward for all opinions !
     
  2. Kevo

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    Forget 'zooming', watch the film how it's meant to be watched.
    Why spoil a perfectly good anamorphic picture by blowing it up?
     
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    Hehehe... Maybe Moroz makes movies himself which are meant to be blown up while viewing... :D

    Privet, Moroz. Vse horosho?
     
  4. Moroz

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    Privet Petruska :hiya: ! Otkuda russkiy nic?

    IMO zoomed x1.3 anamorph picture=3:4 letter box=not excellent, but good enough.
    At doubling lines mode (Philips's “pixel+” ) pixels are invisible. So I don't care about reducing of picture quality.
     
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    I might agree, for Moroz' 2.35 picture. But in general perhaps one needs something more flexible. When I watch a 4:3 recording on my LG 16:9 plasma, the side bars are an irritating bright grey (to avoid burn-in, I presume). The LG plasma has zoom modes to suit either 16:9 (widens it to fit the screen) or 14:9 (zooms in a little, enough to hide thin top and bottom letterbox bars).

    I previously had a Sony plasma, which was rubbish except it did have a mode that combined the 16:9 widening with the 14:9 heightening. This made a 4:3 image fill the whole screen while still being watchable. I wonder what this mode would have done, if fed with a 16:9 signal from a DVD player, containing 2.35's top and bottom bars. Maybe fill the screen and still be watchable?

    I'm guessing that that's what Moroz needs, but in the player rather than the TV. I too would like such a player.
     
  6. JethroUK

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    besides usual zoom modes my philips pixel+ tv has 'auto' mode - doesn't matter what ratio is being played, it 'makes it fit' the 16:9 screen - i thought all widescreen tv's did this?
     
  7. Kevo

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    God forbid! :eek:

    Fortunatley they don't
     
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    The Toshiba recorder RSX 32 has fully functional zoom for any input as long as it is switched on! :beer:
     
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    It's just 'another' feature! - for the money i paid i should be able to watch it upside-down if i like
     
  10. Moroz

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    I don't like fitted picture with compressed left and right sides. Cutting (pan&scan) of extra wide picture is better for me.
    I've bought Toshiba RSX34 week ago ($540). Good stuff, but sometimes freezes when can't read the start up files of DVD. Disc ejecting is become possible after emergency (15 sec pressing on button) power off only.
    There is trouble at RGB output mode (I'm going to describe it in special topic if toshiba.ru coldn't support me)
     

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