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can you watch a wide screen dvd in "true wide screen"
« on: July 20, 2007, 03:09:55 PM »
so is there no way to watch a wide screen dvd in FULL screen wide screen?

i was under the impression that a wide screen dvd would fill a wide screen tv
no???

if yes then what am i doing wrong
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Re: can you watch a wide screen dvd in "true wide screen"
« Reply #1 on: July 20, 2007, 03:18:55 PM »
It depends on the aspect ratio of the DVD. Certain aspect ratios will still leave some black bars on the top and bottom of the screen. Ever notice in the theater that the shorten the height of the screen for some movies (after the previews), but not for others?

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Re: can you watch a wide screen dvd in "true wide screen"
« Reply #2 on: July 20, 2007, 03:26:35 PM »
yes i have seen that
thanks at least i know i am not a total dip
as i tried everything i could think of to get no bars at all
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Re: can you watch a wide screen dvd in "true wide screen"
« Reply #3 on: July 20, 2007, 03:50:23 PM »
Generally, 1.85:1 is the only way to get no bars and no stretch.

Anything wider (raise the first number) will introduce bars.
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Re: can you watch a wide screen dvd in "true wide screen"
« Reply #4 on: July 20, 2007, 04:01:22 PM »
1.85:1 ratio DVDs will usually take up the entire screen of an HDTV.  2.35/2.4:1 ratios will have black bars at the top and bottom.  The only way to never see those bars is to only play anamorphic transfers on a projector. ;)
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Re: can you watch a wide screen dvd in "true wide screen"
« Reply #5 on: July 20, 2007, 06:31:30 PM »
i wonder if dvds tell the ratio on the case
i will have to look at the couple i got at home
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Re: can you watch a wide screen dvd in "true wide screen"
« Reply #6 on: July 20, 2007, 06:32:54 PM »
i wonder if dvds tell the ratio on the case
i will have to look at the couple i got at home

I think many, if not all, do. At least, I remember most of mine stating the aspect ratio.

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Re: can you watch a wide screen dvd in "true wide screen"
« Reply #7 on: July 20, 2007, 06:50:59 PM »
i wonder if dvds tell the ratio on the case
i will have to look at the couple i got at home

Most do.
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