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DVD not displaying correctly

thewisteron
02-25-2006, 03:55 PM
I am hoping someone can explain this to me. I just bought a Samsung HL-R5667W Widescreen tv.


*When I watch the Olympics in widescreen HD(on input mode 16:9), it fills the whole screen.

*When I put in a widescreen DVD(on input mode 16:9), it stretches the picture and has bars at the top and bottom.

*When I try the DVD in 4:3 input mode, it has bars on the top and on the sides, but atleast it is not stretched.


How do I get the DVD to fill the whole screen in widescreen?

PFC5
02-25-2006, 08:35 PM
If you look at the aspect ration of those DVDs that have black bars at the top & bottom you will see that they have a aspect ratio greater than 1.85:1. They are probably 2.35:1 which is greater than the aspect ration of your widescreen TV which is actually 1.78:1.

The reason you will not see bars at the top/bottom of a 1.85:1 ratio movie is due to the overscan of almost all tvs. Just make sure your DVD setup menu is set for a 16:9 video mode, and make sure your TV is set with the correct aspect ration. What brand/model HDTV do you have?

BobY
02-25-2006, 09:13 PM
Are you sure it's really a wide-screen DVD and not a letterboxed version for widescreen display on an SD TV?

A lot of films *are* 2.35:1 and will display with banding on the top and bottom, even on a widescreen display, but they shouldn't look stretched, and they should look squeezed when set for 4:3.

Does your TV have different stretch modes for filling the screen?

PFC5
02-25-2006, 11:17 PM
Are you sure it's really a wide-screen DVD and not a letterboxed version for widescreen display on an SD TV?

A lot of films *are* 2.35:1 and will display with banding on the top and bottom, even on a widescreen display, but they shouldn't look stretched, and they should look squeezed when set for 4:3.

Does your TV have different stretch modes for filling the screen?

It just occured to me that he just got his first widescreen TV but did not change the display mode in his DVD PLAYER setup. I am not talking about the DVD movie setup, but the player itself. THAT would make movies look stretched on a widescreen too!