Wide screen DVD

mkn100

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Hi everyone,

When I maximize my DVD screen, it's in Wide Screen mode. Is there any way to make it full screen? I want the picture to be displayed all the way to the top and bottom edge of the monitor. Is it possible?
Thank!
Mike
 

Intel_inside

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It might be possible, with some players. However stretching a 16x9 image to the full screen of a monitor with a normal aspect ratio (4x3) would appear quite ugly.

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depends what DVD program you use, PowerDVD can reconfigure the picture to a number of different screen sizes but as was mentioned before, you really dont want to mess with the native DVD resolution too much or it starts to look crummy.

Also, look on the DVD itself, some DVD's have widescreen/letterbox AND Pan&Scan/Full Screen versions, it is just a matter of selecting which format to play.

Some DVD's have only Full Screen, example: Simpsons Complete First Season DVD Set, there is no letterbox format to "The Simpsons", it will only play in full screen.


sorry if I make no sense at all but hopefully you get the point.
 

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Those black bars are a part of the movie watching experience so enjoy them, of get a wid screen TV to play them on:)

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