5xx- Aspect ratio menu

Gordon

Gordon

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Does the aspect ration menu option do anything with widescreen TV's?

Gordon
 
Gordon

Gordon

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On my 510 if you go to menu - installation- picture (I believe- not in front of me) there is a choice for 4:3 or 16:9. Just wondering if it does anything with a widescreen TV.
 
Hall

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Probably similar to what many DVD players do with an "artificial" stretch function. Why not just try it ??
 
GaryPen

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Gordon - I just tried it with my 510 and Sony HDTV. The 510 created a letterboxed image within a 4:3 picture, leaving left and right bars. In order to fill the wide screen, I had to use the Sony's "Zoom" format setting.

I then compared picture quality between that and what I had been using, which is the 510 set to 4:3, and the Sony's format set to "Wide Zoom".

Quite frankly, using the Sony's "Wide Zoom" with the 510 set to 4:3 looked much better. I would imagine your widescreen TV would also provide similar results.

OTOH, when my DVD player is set for 16:9, it fills the Sony perfectly, instead of creating a letterboxed image within a 4:3 picture.
 

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