Yakumo XL2 switching to 4:3

Discussion in 'Blu-ray & DVD Players & Recorders' started by TheNight, Apr 2, 2004.

  1. TheNight

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    Hi,

    Picked up my first DVD player, the Yakumo XL2. Seem unable to view my widesceen movies in 4:3 mode. Screen switching option doesn't appear to be doing anything.

    Anybody else got one of these and is encountering the same problem? I don't know whether I am doing it wrong or whether the machine is faulty.

    Regards

    Steve
     
  2. Zacabeb

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    If you have a 4:3 screen with a 16:9 squeeze option, it may not respond automatically to the 16:9 switching signal. Then you'll either have to swap screen modes manually or set the player to 4:3 letterbox mode.

    If you choose 4:3 Pan & Scan, the player will switch to letterbox mode unless there is panning information on the disc. Very few (if any) movies actually have this, so in practice Pan & Scan can be said not to exist.

    If you wish to sacrifice the left and right edges of the picture to make it fill the 4:3 screen, check to see if the player has a zoom option that can be set to 1.33x. If it does, then set it to 4:3 letterbox and zoom in. :)

    But if you have a 16:9 screen and you mean it stays in widescreen even when there is 4:3 material on the disc, I don't know exactly what causes the problem. I've seen that before though.
     
  3. TheNight

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    Zacabeb,

    Thanks for this. I have an ordinary and slightly oldish standard 4:3 TV. I'm going to print out your reply and play around again with it this weekend.

    Steve
     

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