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saptecai
24th October 2003, 15:03
I was reading throught specifications of a DIVX player:

"Aspect Ratio (4:3 Pan and Scan, 4:3 Letter Box and 16:9 Wide)"

How would 2.35:1 films be displayed like?

Are they stretched vertically to 16:9 ?

Or they would be letterboxed even on a 16:9 screen?

I am looking to buy one (not before the standardized DVD/DivX player test doom9 has initiated) so which standalone players handle 2.35:1 video properly and which don't?

Ta

SeeMoreDigital
24th October 2003, 18:51
Hi saptecai

If you are watching movies with an aspect ratio of 2.35:1 on an 16:9 (1.77:1) screen, then you 'will' see black horizontal bars. Infact nearly 33% of the screen will be black bars!

Movies with an aspect ratio of 1.85:1 will display around 4% of black bars.

Only movies with an aspect ratio of 1.77:1 or 1.78:1 (and there are not many of these) will fill an 16:9 screen with images only!

Cheers

Bro
9th November 2003, 23:21
my philips dvd737 displays the 2.35:1 movies I've tested with correct aspect ratio.
Exactly as any media player on comps.