Has anyone tried playing a full hd movie/video file on hd ready tv? how does it look?
Like spiro mentions, it will be downgraded to the resolution you have setup for HD viewing. Usually 720p or 1080i. The pic still looks beautiful and there will not be any chopping unlike the fullscreen/widescreen crap that standard DVDs have gotten us into. On my 50 inch TV HD pic looks much better than upscaled ones as they should, i,e., even a 720P TV will make the BR pics that much sharper and you dont necessarily have to go to 1080P to enjoy them.
ok. actually i have an hd ready tv (KLV26T400A). the dvds are usually cropped, so its not actually full screen imaging when i watch a dvd. thats not the case with divx/xvid videos though, they are mostly full screen. is this a fault?
well my sony tv ,when it detects a wide screen signal it fills up the screen,but if the signal is in 4:3 format u can still strech it manualy, but will look distored and funny.
1080p FHD videos will always be better the a HD video when playing in a HD screen,since most HD lcds if not all HD lcds have a resolution of 1366x768 which is more then the HD videos resolution at 1280x720p,so the tv will have to do a slight upscaling,u can opt for 1:1 pixel but will not occupy the entire screen,hence when u play a FHD 1920x1080 or even a 1440x1080 the tv will fill the entire screen without upscaling.
i'm not talking about all videos, divx videos automatically fill up the entire screen. but original dvd videos doesnt. just check that out.
i dont think i'm being able to explain this. wait i'll show you a picture
in this pic, you'll see that although the video is of an original dvd , the picture isnt full screen. there are two bars on the top and the bottom of the display. thats what i'm talking about.
i completely agree with u on this.
when i watched those dvds on crt, the black bars were huuuuuge. the picture size was tiny, to say the least. on the lcd, the black bars are narrower, but its still there.
thanks for the info. i need to save this thing for future reference!
btw, you mean that if i get hold of a "widescreen" edition of a dvd, i wont be seeing those black bars, right?
and how do i know which video is which?