New HD Tv Aspect ratio question.

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New HD Tv Aspect ratio question.

I download plenty of TV eps as i miss them when iam at work. Anyway i
mostly convert them to 16/9 VCD or SVCD using Procoder.


If they are 16/9 they should fill the whole screen the original files
are 16/9 format.

Just somthing i would like to know as i want to use the WHOLE SCREEN
:)

I know i have read that sometimes their are bars on the left right and
top bottom not sure why.

Thanks.
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    Kate Jackson wrote:
    >
    > New HD Tv Aspect ratio question.
    >
    > I download plenty of TV eps as i miss them when iam at work. Anyway i
    > mostly convert them to 16/9 VCD or SVCD using Procoder.
    >
    >
    > If they are 16/9 they should fill the whole screen the original files
    > are 16/9 format.
    >
    > Just somthing i would like to know as i want to use the WHOLE SCREEN
    > :)
    >
    > I know i have read that sometimes their are bars on the left right and
    > top bottom not sure why.
    >
    > Thanks.


    If your TV is 16:9 (HDTV widescreen), then the 16:9 content will "fill
    the screen".

    If the content is cinema widescreen (sometimes 2.35:1, or 2.15:1) then
    you will have slight black bars on the top and bottom.

    If the content is 4:3 (Academy ratio, like standard NTSC TV), then you
    will have bars on the sides.

    Just think about scaling the rectangle of the content to the maximum
    size without distorting the image.
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    Kate Jackson <KateJackson2004@2332.com.au> wrote in
    news:l0ehb1dhvsu5jds5oq54q4baonv313mdoc@4ax.com:

    >
    >
    > New HD Tv Aspect ratio question.
    >
    > I download plenty of TV eps as i miss them when iam at work. Anyway i
    > mostly convert them to 16/9 VCD or SVCD using Procoder.
    >
    >
    > If they are 16/9 they should fill the whole screen the original files
    > are 16/9 format.
    >
    > Just somthing i would like to know as i want to use the WHOLE SCREEN
    >:)
    >
    > I know i have read that sometimes their are bars on the left right and
    > top bottom not sure why.

    What I get on my TV from stations that are broadcasting HD is quite often
    a pillar-boxed copy of a letter-boxed SD feed of a 16:9 image.
    Fortunately, it is mostly commercials that they do this to, but it is
    annoying. If I can convert a letter-box image to DVD format, I can
    display it full-screen from my DVD player, which has EZView (it will take
    a letter-box image and stretch it to anamorphic and send it to the TV
    which I can set to display it in the correct aspect ratio).

    But the result is only DVD quality, and not even the full resolution of
    that. The true anamorphic DVD movies are a bit better.

    I'm not familiar with Procoder, so you might want to check the software
    options there. There may be some way to stretch them.


    --
    Dave Oldridge+
    ICQ 1800667

    A false witness is worse than no witness at all.
    God is an evolutionist.
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    Will Do Spanky.


    On Wed, 22 Jun 2005 15:12:51 GMT, Dave Oldridge
    <doldridg@leavethisoutshaw.ca> wrote:

    >Kate Jackson <KateJackson2004@2332.com.au> wrote in
    >news:l0ehb1dhvsu5jds5oq54q4baonv313mdoc@4ax.com:
    >
    >>
    >>
    >> New HD Tv Aspect ratio question.
    >>
    >> I download plenty of TV eps as i miss them when iam at work. Anyway i
    >> mostly convert them to 16/9 VCD or SVCD using Procoder.
    >>
    >>
    >> If they are 16/9 they should fill the whole screen the original files
    >> are 16/9 format.
    >>
    >> Just somthing i would like to know as i want to use the WHOLE SCREEN
    >>:)
    >>
    >> I know i have read that sometimes their are bars on the left right and
    >> top bottom not sure why.
    >
    >What I get on my TV from stations that are broadcasting HD is quite often
    >a pillar-boxed copy of a letter-boxed SD feed of a 16:9 image.
    >Fortunately, it is mostly commercials that they do this to, but it is
    >annoying. If I can convert a letter-box image to DVD format, I can
    >display it full-screen from my DVD player, which has EZView (it will take
    >a letter-box image and stretch it to anamorphic and send it to the TV
    >which I can set to display it in the correct aspect ratio).
    >
    >But the result is only DVD quality, and not even the full resolution of
    >that. The true anamorphic DVD movies are a bit better.
    >
    >I'm not familiar with Procoder, so you might want to check the software
    >options there. There may be some way to stretch them.
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