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hi..got my pv8 and enjoying it thoroughly.

HD looks great when played thru pc, even through a vga cable.

I have a sony dav dz 120k htib, with a component out. I have set the type of tv in the htib settings as 16:9. Now, when i play divx and dvd movies the tv set is showing black bars. just as it used to show on my crt.

They are not perfectly 16:9(1.78:1), but 1.81:1. They should show black bars, but only minute.
Also, my DON dvd is 16:9 anamorphic, and it still shows black bars.

Anybody has the solution?
 
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Please search through the forum. This has been discussed a fair bit before.

hi..got my pv8 and enjoying it thoroughly.

HD looks great when played thru pc, even through a vga cable.

I have a sony dav dz 120k htib, with a component out. I have set the type of tv in the htib settings as 16:9. Now, when i play divx and dvd movies the tv set is showing black bars. just as it used to show on my crt.

They are not perfectly 16:9(1.78:1), but 1.81:1. They should show black bars, but only minute.
Also, my DON dvd is 16:9 anamorphic, and it still shows black bars.

Anybody has the solution?
 

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Please search through the forum. This has been discussed a fair bit before.

Did Read those threads. that is why put another black bars thread as the name :rolleyes:

Actually even the 16:9 movies(1.78:1) are showing black bars, which they should not.

So the question.
 
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^^wish I could burst out laughing (in office and surrounded, you see, so can't). Thanks for making me smile.
 

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Did Read those threads. that is why put another black bars thread as the name :rolleyes:

Actually even the 16:9 movies(1.78:1) are showing black bars, which they should not.

So the question.

Its OK for 16:9 to still show the bars on top/bottom as stated in other threads. This is the so called letter box mode.
 

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Its OK for 16:9 to still show the bars on top/bottom as stated in other threads. This is the so called letter box mode.

i understand that should happen in the dvd movies. But for divx movies shouldnt the whole screen fill up if the content is 1.78:1(For example, the hdtv rips in xvid)?
My player is set to 16:9 already, and i cant figure the black bars!
 

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i understand that should happen in the dvd movies. But for divx movies shouldnt the whole screen fill up if the content is 1.78:1(For example, the hdtv rips in xvid)?
My player is set to 16:9 already, and i cant figure the black bars!

well if u play a 2.35:1 u will get biggest black bars followed by 1.85:1 followed by 1.78:1.some movies do show black bars at some scenes like the darknight bluray,in some scenes u don't get black bars and in some u do.
 
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why will a 1.78:1 divx movie show black bars at all? isnt that supposed to be viewed full screen on a widescreen tv?
 

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i understand that should happen in the dvd movies. But for divx movies shouldnt the whole screen fill up if the content is 1.78:1(For example, the hdtv rips in xvid)?
My player is set to 16:9 already, and i cant figure the black bars!

Someone else may help as I don't watch ripped movies. I am not even sure how one looks on a TV.
 

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tried playing a 1.33:1 rip today. Strangely enough it is playing full screen! no black bars on either side.

My sony htib has 2 options:
screen : 16:9/4:3 letterbox/4:3 pan scan

i have selected 16:9 here.

Also there is an option that says 4:3 output : normal/full

i have selected full, as when i select the normal, the output comes to a 4:3 screen only,i.e black bars on either side regardless whether movie is widescreen or 1.33:1!
 
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