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Discussion in 'HD DVD discussion' started by Specops70, Feb 16, 2007.

  1. Specops70

    Specops70 Regular member

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    I just bought a 40 in JVC LCD HDTV. these are some of the specs:

    LT-40X887
    40" Flat Panel LCD TV
    40" 1366 x 768 Flat Panel LCD with ATSC/QAM Tuner
    High Resolution W-XGA (1366 x 768) LCD
    D.I.S.T. 770p (Digital Image Scaling Technology)with GENESSA Picture Processing

    Now I also bought an LG upconvert dvd recorder. I hooked it up directly to the LCD via HDMI cable and I am also running an optical connection to my surround sound.

    Now when i play MI3, Flyboys, Grudge 2, etc. it looks and sounds awesome. Now the problem (if it is one) is that I was under the impression that since my TV is 16:9 capable that when i put a movie in it would take up the whole screen. Well negative it does not! the movie only plays in the middle of the screen. Why??? Yes i did set the dvd to 16:9 but still does nothing???

    last night i played the movie the departed and it looked like crap..it looked a little blurry and it was not clear at all. Now is that just the way the movie is? what could it be??

    Thanks in advance.
     
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    also does anyone know if my lcd is 1080i capable. i ask because i can actually put it on that?? and it still plays the movies. thanks.
     
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    LOLOLOL....I forgot another question i had that i just read about on this forum.

    I was reading about 720p and 1080i (progressive and interlaced).

    Now which is better...becuase my lcd....i think can do both???

     
  4. eatsushi

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    This is a common complaint of new 16:9 users. Simply put, although your display is 16:9 (or 1.78:1) some movies are shot in ultra widescreen format or 2.35:1. The black bars on top and below are "normal" even with a widescreen display. I think the 3 movies you mentioned were shot this way. The concept behind this is O.A.R. or Original Aspect Ratio. Here's a good website that explains it all:

    http://www.rexer.com/cine/oar.htm
     
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    thanks very helpful. Now which is better to watch a movie on.....1080i or 720p????
     
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    For upconversion I'd say stay as close as possible to your display's native resolution - in your case 720p. But I guess it doesn't hurt to try both with different movies and choose what looks better for you.
     

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