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Widescreen and fullscreen options.

Discussion in 'Video playback problems' started by gerard514, Feb 22, 2005.

  1. gerard514

    gerard514 Regular member

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    I have a standard 13" tv right now and i want to buy a lcd flat panel tv sometime within the year. My question is should i be burning my movies in widescreen format if i have the option for it, if i am going to be purchasing a widescreen tv within a year. Or would a full screen movie play the same way as a widescreen film on a widescreen tv.

    Thanks for the help.
     
  2. herbsman

    herbsman Moderator Staff Member

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    either way is cool , as a widescreen TV will have loads of different screen settings [I leave my widescreen on 'Panasonic Auto' most of time as it decides itself as & when to change]
     
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    So if i watch a widescreen movie on a widescreen tv will i get the black strip like i get now on my standard tv?

    And if i watch a movie in full screen on a widescreen tv there would most likey be no change right??? It will play widescreen and fill up the screen?

    thanks for the help.
     
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    herbsman Moderator Staff Member

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    Your new Widescreen TV should have loads of different setting such as Widescreen-Auto/16:9/4:3/Zoom1/Zoom2 etc ... so no you will not have black bars :)
     
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    Ok, thanks for the help everyone, so if im planning to get a widescreen then i should just use the widescreen movies (if avaiable) rather than full screen right?? SOrry for all the questions just getting into this new technology
     
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    On a widescreen TV you may still have black bars as generally movies are 2.35:1, etc. and not 16:9, you can however zoom or stretch, same goes for 4:3. If you don't zoom or stretch then you will have black bars on the side.

    Also some (mostly older) movies are 4:3, but widescreen.
     

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