Geometry problem

Discussion in 'DVD Video' started by Guest, Dec 9, 2005.

1. GuestGuest

I just rented a DVD from Netflix with a peculiar problem. It filled the
screen of my 4:3 TV set, but all the actors were tall and skinny. The
circular logo was an ellipse. IOW everything was squeezed horizontally. I
have 3 DVD players and the above description fit the newest 2. On my
original DVD player, 6 years old, the picture displayed properly at a 16:9
ratio with small bars above and below.

What can I do to get the newer players to display properly?

Thanks,

Norm Strong

Guest, Dec 9, 2005

2. Steve RobertsGuest

On Fri, 9 Dec 2005 08:58:09 -0800, <> wrote:

>I just rented a DVD from Netflix with a peculiar problem. It filled the
>screen of my 4:3 TV set, but all the actors were tall and skinny. The
>circular logo was an ellipse. IOW everything was squeezed horizontally. I
>have 3 DVD players and the above description fit the newest 2. On my
>original DVD player, 6 years old, the picture displayed properly at a 16:9
>ratio with small bars above and below.
>
>What can I do to get the newer players to display properly?

In your player setup menu, ensure that TV Type is set to 4:3
Letterbox.

However, if you've never seen this problem before, it may be that the
disc is missing the flag to tell your player that it is anamorphic. In
which case, you're a bit stuck!

Steve

The Doctor Who Restoration Team Website
http://www.restoration-team.co.uk

Steve Roberts, Dec 9, 2005

3. BizGuest

YOu have a 4:3 set, make sure teh dvd players are configured for 4:3LB, and
not 4:3P&S or 16:9...

You're a long long time poster here, this is DVD players 101, why the rookie
question?

<> wrote in message
news:...
> I just rented a DVD from Netflix with a peculiar problem. It filled the
> screen of my 4:3 TV set, but all the actors were tall and skinny. The
> circular logo was an ellipse. IOW everything was squeezed horizontally.

I
> have 3 DVD players and the above description fit the newest 2. On my
> original DVD player, 6 years old, the picture displayed properly at a 16:9
> ratio with small bars above and below.
>
> What can I do to get the newer players to display properly?
>
> Thanks,
>
> Norm Strong
>
>

Biz, Dec 9, 2005
4. GuestGuest

"Biz" <> wrote in message
news:Ggjmf.32690\$...
> YOu have a 4:3 set, make sure teh dvd players are configured for 4:3LB,
> and
> not 4:3P&S or 16:9...
>
> You're a long long time poster here, this is DVD players 101, why the
> rookie
> question?

A long time poster, but a slow learner

Norm

>
> <> wrote in message
> news:...
>> I just rented a DVD from Netflix with a peculiar problem. It filled the
>> screen of my 4:3 TV set, but all the actors were tall and skinny. The
>> circular logo was an ellipse. IOW everything was squeezed horizontally.

> I
>> have 3 DVD players and the above description fit the newest 2. On my
>> original DVD player, 6 years old, the picture displayed properly at a
>> 16:9
>> ratio with small bars above and below.
>>
>> What can I do to get the newer players to display properly?
>>
>> Thanks,
>>
>> Norm Strong
>>
>>

>
>

Guest, Dec 10, 2005