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I've had this happen to me a lot (but not all the time). The box says widescreen and so does the DVD, but when I turn on the movie, it turns out to be Full Screen!

has this happened to anybody else, or is this my DVD player?

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Fri Jun 03, 2011 10:25 pm
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moviemkr7 wrote:
I've had this happen to me a lot (but not all the time). The box says widescreen and so does the DVD, but when I turn on the movie, it turns out to be Full Screen!

has this happened to anybody else, or is this my DVD player?


Provide some specs on the TV and player and I'm sure Dr. Holloway will give you his opinion on what's the matter


Fri Jun 03, 2011 10:33 pm
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Patrick wrote:
moviemkr7 wrote:
I've had this happen to me a lot (but not all the time). The box says widescreen and so does the DVD, but when I turn on the movie, it turns out to be Full Screen!

has this happened to anybody else, or is this my DVD player?


Provide some specs on the TV and player and I'm sure Dr. Holloway will give you his opinion on what's the matter


Say what?

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Fri Jun 03, 2011 11:15 pm
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moviemkr7 wrote:
Patrick wrote:
moviemkr7 wrote:
I've had this happen to me a lot (but not all the time). The box says widescreen and so does the DVD, but when I turn on the movie, it turns out to be Full Screen!

has this happened to anybody else, or is this my DVD player?


Provide some specs on the TV and player and I'm sure Dr. Holloway will give you his opinion on what's the matter


Say what?


::Sigh::

What TV do you have? What DVD player do you have? Rob, hopefully, will answer since he's probably the best person to answer your question.


Fri Jun 03, 2011 11:31 pm
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Hi Patrick

Absolutely!

I smell anamorphic issues at play here.

As Pat said, specific examples really do help!

Rob


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Fri Jun 03, 2011 11:55 pm
Post Re: Widescreen is really Full Screen?
moviemkr7 wrote:
I've had this happen to me a lot (but not all the time). The box says widescreen and so does the DVD, but when I turn on the movie, it turns out to be Full Screen!

has this happened to anybody else, or is this my DVD player?


O.K. here are a few specific questions, so perhaps we can pinpoint the problem.

1) Is your tv screen in the old 3:4 fomat (= full screen) or is it 16:9 (tv/DVD widescreen)?
2) Does the image appear to be distorted in any way?
3) Did you check on the back cover of your DVD's? It should be written exactly which image aspect ratio it is and specify all audio tracks.
4) in the cases where the problem doesn't occur: please describe: is it a completely filled, non-distorted 16:9 screen? Is it a 3:4 screen with black bars on top and bottom containing the complete non-distorted widescreen image?


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