Zooming and blu-ray

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  1. Jonstone

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    Simple question really.

    I have a 37PD60 panasonic plasma, sd version of the PX60 and I guess one of the few sd plasmas with an hdmi port.

    When you set your screen to zoom whilst watching a blu ray over hdmi, does the screen crop the picture and then scale it or does it scale it and then crop it?

    I am firmly in the OAR camp these days, but I was playing around with Casino Royale on Blu ray and when you zoom the picture it doesn't seem to demonstrate the same loss in detail that you would get from a dvd source.
     
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    Probably has something to do with the fact that you were downscaling to begin with and that there is more resolution to play with than on an SD DVD.
     
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    Which is basically what I was asking, does it:

    1) Scale the original image to the resolution of the panel and then process that information when I tell it to stretch the image to fill the screen

    or does it:

    2) Take the original 1920x1080 image, crop it, and then scale it to the resolution of the panel?

    Option 2 should give much better results which seems to be what I am seeing, or is it just that the quality overall is better so the resolution loss from stretching isn't so noticeable?
     

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