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11-27-2002, 02:39 PM
I have the Widescreen Edition DVD of AOTC and we just got a new Hitachi 57 inch 16:9 TV. I was playing around with the DVD on my Apex DVD player last night, and aI have some questions. What is the best TV setting to watch the film on? I have like 5 or 6 settings. If I set it to 16:9 however, it looks stretched. How do I get the so called "Anamorphic Widescreen" to kick in? It look decent if I use 4:3 Zoom mode, however I think some of the sides are getting cut away and I miss all the subtitles which are shown in the black bar. Any and all input on this is good. Is this a TV setting i have to adjust, a DVD player setting, or a setting ont he DVD disc itself?

11-27-2002, 04:13 PM
Your DVD player may have a setting for the type of TV you're watching on. This should obviously be set to 16:9.

The DVD player will also likely have a setting for the output format you want to use. This should also be 16:9.

The reason for this is so the player doesn't alter the picture. If it was set to 4:3 TV and 16:9 picture then it would letterbox the picture (black on top and bottom), OR if it says 16:9 TV and 4:3 output it will pillar box the picture (black on sides).

Once this is done you should be able to cycle through your settings on the TV to get the fullest picture.

BUT, i believe the EPII DVD is in anamorphic widescreen which is a 2.35:1 ratio (16:9 = 1.78:1, 4:3 = 1.3:1) so even with these settings you may get small black bars top and bottom.

11-27-2002, 05:06 PM
I so want a huge widescreen digital plasma panel tv.:(

Some day.:)

Jedi Apprentice
11-29-2002, 12:28 AM
Don't we all. lol

11-29-2002, 01:38 AM
Originally posted by pinkpanther718
......and we just got a new Hitachi 57 inch 16:9 TV. .

Man......I can only dream about that. I wouldn' worry too much about your settings.....I have a feeling it'll look good no matter what.


11-29-2002, 07:23 PM
*drools over Pink Panther's new TV....*

11-30-2002, 02:25 AM
Hehe, glad to see y'all support our purchase :) Thanks for the help folks, I found the setting on my DVD player and now it looks great, aspect and all.