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Old 10-10-2010, 06:01 PM   #61
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Sorry for the newbie question. I'm using a Sony BDP-BX57 without any major problems on a 53 inch Sharp LCD. Anyway, do Blu-ray, or regular DVDs for that matter, always default to a letterbox display if that is the way the disc is designed? ( eg, the Blu-ray version of LA Confidential). In other words, I cannot get rid of the letterboxing format no matter how I set up the player. I thought that with a wide-screen LCD TV, you could fill the entire screen with the picture, and still maintain the correct aspect ratio without letterboxing. What am I doing wrong?
Your television has an aspect ratio of 1.78:1 whereas, to use your example, L.A. Confidential has an aspect ratio of 2.40:1. Any title which doesn't have a native aspect ratio of 1.78:1 will be either letterboxed or pillarboxed. You can't "fill" the entire screen of your television with these titles and still maintain the correct aspect ratio. Doing so would either cut off the top/bottom or left/right sides of the picture thus changing the aspect ratio.

You may want to read these threads ...

https://forum.blu-ray.com/display-th...rs-vision.html
https://forum.blu-ray.com/blu-ray-pl...ray-films.html
https://forum.blu-ray.com/blu-ray-mo...y-threads.html

EDIT: After reading those threads, you may be able to "fill" your screen by zooming in on the picture through a setting on your television.

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Old 07-17-2011, 02:12 AM   #62
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How can one create a 3D Blue Ray disc with some software? I have 3D content and I want to create a true 3D disc that can play on my Samsung 3D TV.
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Old 02-02-2012, 07:19 AM   #63
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Finally I can understand the salesmen
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Old 12-26-2012, 09:43 PM   #64
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great information! Thank you!
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Old 12-27-2012, 06:48 PM   #65
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Default BDX3300 and would like to access Amazon Instant Video

Hi,

I have a BDX3300 and would like to access Amazon Instant Video from it if possible. AIV is not supported natively on this player. I have the BDX3300 connected to my wireless network.

If there a solution available, using my PC as a DNLA server or something like that? Any pointers or suggestions will be much appreciated - thanks!

Dick
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Old 11-05-2015, 09:57 PM   #66
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Simple question(I guess) I'm looking for a blu ray player that allows zoom.When you pause the screne and want to zoom in the picture,is there a player out there that does that?Thank you
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Old 06-05-2018, 04:09 PM   #67
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Hi there, I have a question concerning the quality of the picture I am seeing on my screen. I am relatively new to Blu-Ray, DVD having served me well up to now, and am finding the quality of the image so far very inconsistent and varying from movie to movie. Some movies look absolutely great, but others look annoyingly bad - overall so far I would say I still prefer DVDs.

The two discs that I am having the most trouble with are Grey Gardens from Criterion and Cover Girl from Eureka. I am not at all happy with the picture - I'm not entirely familiar with the lingo, but to me the picture looks grainy and somewhat pixelated, and generally not pleasing to the eye. In the case of Cover Girl, the movie came in Dual Format and I much prefer the DVD - it has a much smoother and warmer color, and stays the same all throughout.

My question is...is this normal or do I have to change the settings somehow? Surely the Blu-Ray should be superior to the DVD. Please forgive my ignorance and please talk to me like I am an idiot because I do not have much Blu-Ray experience. I can not understand why some movies look great and others not so much - I mean some are just awful.

The model I use is a Sony. Thank you for any help, and sorry for the long-winded nature of this post. Also sorry if this is not the correct place for his post, I am not allowed to start new threads.
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