View Full Version : Fullscreen Dvds On A Widescreen Tv?
08-26-2003, 12:41 AM
i am thinking about getting a widescreen tv by the end of the year. i enjoy widescreen films because the picture isn't cut off, but i have always hated those black bars at the top of the screen, so i am thinking about getting a widescreen tv to correct this problem. my only problem is that i have few dvds in pan & scan, or fullscreen. these are dvds i couldn't find in widescreen or received from other people. so what i want to know is, how do fullscreen dvds play on a widescreen tv?
08-26-2003, 12:46 AM
INSTEAD OF HAVING BLACK BARS ON THE TOP AND BOTTUM,
WITH FULLSCREEN DVDS YOU HAVE BLACK BARS ON THE RIGHT AND LEFT SIDES!!!
DONT BUY ANYMORE FULLSCREEN DVDS!!!
08-26-2003, 05:28 AM
you can set the tv to 16:9 mode to "force" a widescreen image, but this will squash all the actors faces.
personally i've never minded the blacks bars as long as i know i'm seeing the film in the original ratio... you still get horizontal black bars on a 2.35:1 DVD when watching on a w/s tv, so they don't really bother me tbh :)
08-26-2003, 05:42 AM
On this site you can see pictures of what you will see on different kind of TVs from different kind of DVDs
Fullscreen to Widescreen (http://www.utv.ee/~ivar/dvd/anamorphic/index2.html)
08-26-2003, 11:48 AM
I've got the JVC 48" Widescreen TV and it has a "Panorama" view option that stretches a fullscreen image evenly on all sides to fill the entire screen (no "squashing"). You lose a little bit of the image on the edges, but it fills the entire screen nicely.
Here's where I bought mine from:
08-26-2003, 02:16 PM
My biggest fear is that widescreen t.v.s will become popular but people will be just as stupid and we'll end up seeing widescreen versions of movies like Citizen Kane
08-26-2003, 04:32 PM
Well, my widescreen has a "Smart" mode.
It compromises it, by stretching the picture a bit, and zooming in a bit. So, to the naked eye the picture isn't distorted, you hardly lose any resolution, and lose barely any picture off the side!
08-26-2003, 11:08 PM
yeah but some movies you can only find in fullscreen, plus i can't help it what i receive as gifts from people.
08-27-2003, 12:00 PM
what exactly does anamorphic mean?
08-27-2003, 12:26 PM
try this (http://www.dvdfile.com/news/special_report/production_a_z/anamorphic.htm)
08-27-2003, 12:42 PM
also in colour with pretty pictures...
just click one of the links in the middle :)
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