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Old 10-14-03, 10:24 PM   #1
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What does anamorphic mean?

I see you guys talking about it a lot, fill me in please.
 
Old 10-14-03, 10:27 PM   #2
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This thread has your answer.

http://www.dvdtalk.com/forum/showthr...hreadid=160736
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Old 10-14-03, 10:30 PM   #3
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You're joking, right?? SEARCH is my friend! You might want to make it your friend too. If you don't find what you're looking for after a search, then go [here] to read all about anamorphic.



[here] is another great resource for newcomers to DVD.

Good reading!
 
Old 10-15-03, 06:34 AM   #4
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Anamorphic
Refers to a conventional widescreen process of film projection. With anamorphic lenses, the image is "squeezed" into standard 4:3 frame and then projected by another anamorphic lens in the widescreen format. If you have a standard television, you can see the anamorphic image by setting your DVD player's video output to 16x9 and playing a 16x9 enhanced disc.

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Old 10-15-03, 12:21 PM   #5
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A question I have that I cant seem to find an answer to is..If I have my TV on 16x9 enhancement mode, and the DVD is 16x9 enhanced, do I need to set my DVD player's output to 16x9? I wouldnt ask this question in this forum, however the thread was started so I thought I would go ahead and ask.
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Old 10-15-03, 01:50 PM   #6
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If I have my TV on 16x9 enhancement mode, and the DVD is 16x9 enhanced, do I need to set my DVD player's output to 16x9?
Yes.

Your DVD player should be left in 16:9 mode by default. If a disc isn't anamorphically-enhanced, the DVD player will know the difference and will output it properly anyway. You will just need to change the setting on your TV in that case.
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Old 10-15-03, 03:46 PM   #7
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Yes, it works great. 16x9 on the DVD player and 16x9 enhancment on the TV ( I have it on my Wega), and it makes the pic increadiably sharp
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Old 10-16-03, 07:13 AM   #8
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Yes, it works great. 16x9 on the DVD player and 16x9 enhancment on the TV ( I have it on my Wega), and it makes the pic increadiably sharp
Does your Wega compress the pixels it displays into a 16:9 area on the 4:3 TV surface? I know I heard a few TVs do this...
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Old 10-16-03, 06:10 PM   #9
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Does your Wega compress the pixels it displays into a 16:9 area on the 4:3 TV surface? I know I heard a few TVs do this...
I'm not sure what you mean by "compress the pixels." The pixels do not vary in size. I think you asking if it scans the black bars on the top and bottom of the screen. The answer is no, it doesn't. It just scans the image area. I have my Wega HDTV hooked up to a prog. scan DVD player, and the picture is really nice.

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Old 10-16-03, 06:53 PM   #10
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Our excellent FAQ thread written by forum member JimRochester (and linked to above) is a great place for DVD enthusiasts new and old to find answers to their questions... please check it out! Closing FAQ.
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