Zoom, Zoom, Zoom

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  1. JaseyJay

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    What's your view on using the Zoom facility on your screen when watching DVD's?

    Are you a 'just as the director intended' sort?
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    Do you just blow picture right up and say "lets have it"?
     
  2. karkus30

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    err, zoom, oh yeah:eek: , there it is on the remote, blimey have to think of a use for that now!
     
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    Pressed it once, "so thats what it does", not used it since.:p
     
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    I started using it and now I can't stop I'm addicted :blush: No more black bars wahey :)
     
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    See that under your user name?? it says 'new member?' yeh?
    when that says member, you wont be using Zoom any more..OK!

    Taz.:cool:

    :rolleyes: :rolleyes: :rolleyes:
     
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    Used it once on my old Cyberhome 528 (together with pause, for The Yards, the part with Charlize Theron, need I say more).

    Don't think my new Sony even has zoom...

    - Tom -
     
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    If you play with your zoom , you,ll go blind.
     
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    2 days after the installation of my Tosh 46" Widescreen set, i took apart the remote a removed the zoom button from the handset.
     
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    Oh come on you cant just leave it like that . Could be like a magic bean story................you know..........planted it .........grew into a giant remote control.........then................
     
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    The zoom facility is for use with non-anamorphic widescreen DVDs only.
     
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    Miaow Taz, have a saucer of milk. Chastised because I like a good zoom! :rolleyes:

    I bow to your undoubted experience that size does'nt matter oh AV guru.

    I'll try and stop. ;)
     
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    Not ment as anything other than a joke. ;)

    Taz.:cool:
     
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    I think people, as SG suggested, were just trying to point out that, unless you are watching a non-anamorphic DVD, you are distorting the picture by zooming in a widescreen image - there are supposed to be black bars. :)
     
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    Yep, I only use it for non-anamorphic letter-boxed material too.
    Pic quality looks pretty awful though.

    What other material would you use it for anyway?
     
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    :D
     
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    Or, if you like, non-anamorphic broadcasts like The Studio, Carlton (NTL) etc.
     
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    I don't know those programmes but if their non-anamorphic and in widescreen then yes, you're quite right. If they're just 4:3 then no, zoom shouldn't be used - either 4:3 or a horizontal stretch mode. I only mentioned DVDs because only DVDs were mentioned :D

     
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    Quite right, it's Friday night, it's late and i've had one or two...
    :blush:
     
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    Presumably the remote is in the left hand.;)
     
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    The zoom button is one of several that I have never pressed. I have enough trouble mastering Play, Pause and Open/Close:confused: :( :blush:
     
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    I'm ambidextrous.
     
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    I took the test today and I'm only 19% gay
     
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    Does that mean you can write under water and on land:eek:
     
  24. gringottsdirect

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    In terms of measurable surface area that's probably all you need.
     
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    It means I am able to use left and right hands equally well, can work in either or two media e.g. verse and prose and erm.....deceitful.

    I can write under water but only a few paragraphs using my NASA replica biro from News Of The World.
     
  26. Ripco

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    quote:
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    Originally posted by mcmullanbrush
    Does that mean you can write under water and on land
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    It means I am able to use left and right hands equally well, can work in either or two media e.g. verse and prose and erm.....deceitful.

    Please tell me The second guy knew he was joking???????
     
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    There is no joking allowed on this forum.
     
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    Well i did try the zoom with 16 by 9 anamorphic and did find a use for it,if the dvd is wider than this,say 2.35:1 then one press of the zoom does then rid you of the black bars top and bottom and makes the pic 16,9.
    Still dont use it though.
     
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    Oh boy :eek:

    If the DVD is anamorphic and you press the zoom for a 2.35:1 aspect ratio then you will indeed get rid of the black bars at the top and the bottom. But you will also find that everyone in the movie appears to lose weight and gain high foreheads as well. This is because an anamorphic picture needs to be stretched in width, and it is only stretched using the wide mode. The zoom mode merely "zooms in" on the picture while maintaining the same horizontal and vertical perspectives.
     
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