DVD & Home Theater Gear Discuss DVD and Home Theater Equipment.

Why wont my DVD player show anything widecreen?

Old 08-07-02, 09:49 AM
  #1  
Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: May 2002
Posts: 51
Why wont my DVD player show anything widecreen?

I dont' get whats going on..

Movies like The Godfather II, Metropolis (anime), The Big Lebowski...


Nothing plays wide screen anymore. Well, they do, but the movie is not shown letterbox. It is as if it thinks I have a widescreen tv so the image scrolls outside of the picture tube window, the way it would display on a widescreen tv.

If I push the fit-to-screen button on my dvd player it expands it, which is what it would do if it was letterbox to get rid of the black bars..

But, I can't see the black bars on anything anymore.. normally when you watch something in the widescreen format you get the black bars along the top and bottom of the screen.. no longer do I get them!!

Why would this be happening?? How do I get my letterbox back!

(Using a Samsung M301 player)
LordJezo is offline  
Old 08-07-02, 10:03 AM
  #2  
Cool New Member
 
Join Date: Apr 1999
Location: Northern CA USA
Posts: 43
You need to make sure your DVD player thinks you have a 4:3 TV. It sounds like somehow, now, your player thinks you have a 16:9 TV. This is changeable in your DVD players setup menus. I do not have a Samsung, so I do not know exactly where.

Good Luck,

Chauncey
Chauncey is offline  
Old 08-07-02, 10:04 AM
  #3  
DVD Talk Legend
 
Join Date: Apr 2002
Location: Michigan
Posts: 10,989
I don't think this is in the right forum, but it probably has something to do with your player settings (4:3 vs16:9)
Snowmaker is offline  
Old 08-07-02, 10:20 AM
  #4  
Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: May 2002
Posts: 51
Okay, so there should be an option on the dvd player itself to tell it that I have a regular sized screen then?

I will hunt around the menus when I get home.
LordJezo is offline  
Old 08-07-02, 10:26 AM
  #5  
DVD Talk Legend
 
Join Date: May 2000
Posts: 16,666
Originally posted by LordJezo
Okay, so there should be an option on the dvd player itself to tell it that I have a regular sized screen then?
Yes. It sounds like it's set to 16 x 9. Change it to 4 x 3 letterbox.
LBPound is offline  
Old 08-07-02, 10:57 AM
  #6  
DVD Talk Ultimate Edition
 
Join Date: Dec 1999
Location: NYC * See da name? Go get me some coffee...
Posts: 4,665
All you have to do is change your DVD setting. Simply change it to 4X3 Letterbox. I had this problem when I first got my DVD player.
Get Me Coffee is offline  
Old 08-07-02, 11:25 AM
  #7  
Admin Emeritus
 
Join Date: Jan 2001
Location: Texas, our Texas! All hail the mighty state!
Posts: 12,842
Moving to Hardware.
Static Cling is offline  

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Thread Tools
Search this Thread

Archive Advertising Cookie Policy Privacy Statement Terms of Service

Copyright 2018 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands. All rights reserved. Use of this site indicates your consent to the Terms of Use.