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Old 07-23-2012, 10:04 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Widescreen

Can someone fill me in on what the big deal is with widescreen? I was recently looking for a dvd that I wanted on the net, and it was only available in widescreen. I hate watching something in that little strip across the tv. Is there any way you can watch a widescreen dvd in fullscreen? We have a 42" 1080P flat screen tv, so it is up to date pretty much, even if it is about 4 yrs old.
But I refuse to buy anything if I can only watch it in widescreen.
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Better picture maybe, I don't know.
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Most 1080p TVs have video settings [something like input or theater mode] that can change the aspect ratios to fill the screen.
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I thought every HD screen was designed for a widescreen aspect ratio as standard.


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Most 1080p TVs have video settings [something like input or theater mode] that can change the aspect ratios to fill the screen.
I think I remember when I got it, it having some adjustments like that, but if I'm not mistaken, when it showed in full screen, it blew the picture up so much it cut off some of the picture. Been awhile so I ain't sure and I don't think I got anything wide screen to try it out on right now.
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It'll probably cut out the sides like how movies over TV used to.

Either that, or condense it for a terrible picture.
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using the zoom feature on tvs will cut out the sides but otherwise if i just zoomed in it would look like a bar across the screen like way too wide and narrow . the format is what does it, its a pain in the arse
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