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Letter Box Movie
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Post 1 made on Saturday January 8, 2000 at 01:18
Ed Phillips
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I just got a Pioneer PRO 610 HD

When I watch a Letter box Format movie it still crops the top and bottom like my old 4x3

I have checked each tv format setting

Is this normal?
Is this because I dont have a DTV decoder?

OP | Post 2 made on Saturday January 8, 2000 at 20:08
Bill Lucas
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It depends on the aspect ratio of the movie you are viewing. Your 16:9 TV has an aspect ratio of 1.78:1. So for any movie that you view with an aspect ratio of 1.78:1 or less you will have no letterboxing (black bars). If you view a 1.85:1 movie you will have very small black bars and if the aspect ratio is even greater (i.e. 2:35.1) the black bars will be larger still. If you are viewing a DVD be sure to set the player to output to a 16:9 TV.


Bill Lucas
OP | Post 3 made on Friday January 14, 2000 at 07:18
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Here's some info that might help explain.

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