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Zoom controls on AE100 in VGA/progressive scan

Discussion in 'Projectors, Screens & Video Processors' started by richard plumb, Aug 24, 2002.

  1. richard plumb

    richard plumb
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    Hi

    Just thinking about whether to upgrade my DVD player when I get my AE100 (currently have a pioneer DV-505 with s-video out)

    I see two options:

    1) keep current player, into a proV or similar, into AE100 VGA

    2) progressive PAL/NTSC player (Philips 962SA?) into component inputs on AE100

    One concern I have is what happens with the VGA inputs? Do I lose my zoom controls, so if I'm playing a letterbox movie like Titanic, will I have to watch it in a tiny postage stamp in the middle of the screen.

    What happens to anamporphic content? As the DVD player will just be outputting a 4:3 squashed picture, can you still stretch it on the AE100, or does the ProV do that for you?

    And does 4:3 material stay with bars left and right (that's how i'd want it)


    thanks for the help :)
     
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    Hi Richard,

    I have my sony 735 outputting s-video into the Prov which is then VGA into the Panny.

    The controls you get with VGA are 4:3, 16:9 and V-Scroll.

    For non-anamorphic widescreen DVDs it is a bit of a pain, as there is only v-scroll which slightly zooms the picture (but leaves narrow vertical black lines either side of the image) and allows you to move the image up or down by a few lines.

    For images wider than 1.85 then you will also have thin lines above and below the image as well.

    But its not too much of a problem as I can count the number of non-anamorphic 2.35 dvds i have on one hand.
     

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