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Old 05-01-2009, 10:51 PM
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thanks scribbler,my tv is 720p,user settings? u mean bd settings?
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Old 05-01-2009, 11:03 PM
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No, it's a global setting for the PS3 not just blu ray. If you come back in five minutes, I'll show you exactly where it is.
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Old 05-01-2009, 11:10 PM
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Ok. Switch on your PS3, go into the Settings menu. Go into display settings and then video output settings. I'm assuming your HD TV is connected with an HDMI cable.

You should now see somthing like 4:3 PAL you can hit the right directional button (not the analogue stick) and you will get the option for "automatic" or "custom". It should allow you to autodetect what the best TV resolution your TV is capable of (720p). Alternatively go into "custom" and you can set it yourself. Hope this helps


edit: I imagine the blu-ray disk will autodetect the 720p, if not you could alter the resolution in the BD menu.
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Old 05-01-2009, 11:19 PM
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many thanks,it says max res 1080i,do u think i should change it to 720p?
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Old 05-01-2009, 11:25 PM
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Yes, otherwise the screen will just go black. Enjoy!
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Old 05-02-2009, 12:59 AM
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Yeah, it's done in 4:3 ratio.

Same thing with a lot of older movies like the original "Day the Earth Stood Still".

It doesn't bother me too badly...although I think, if they had to go with 4:3, it woulda been cool if they added something to replace the black bars, like blinking console lights or something....or a starfield.
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Old 05-02-2009, 01:11 AM
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It get's on my nerves a bit too. I have a 32' screen, if you have something in the 40 to 50 range it may not be so annoying, but I like the image to fill the screen and without distorting it. Lots of older films shot in aspect ratios like 1:66, 1:78 and ones today shot in 1:85 they 'enhance' to fit widescreen TV's and for the most part they do a good job, but there's really no way to alter the aspect ratio of a full frame without cutting off a portion of the image so it's best to keep the 1:33 ratio and watch it in full screen, but the black bars on the sides bother me as much as the distortion if you stretch it to fill the screen.
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Old 05-02-2009, 02:11 AM
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i have a samsung 32
thanks anyway u guys for the support and comments
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Old 05-02-2009, 06:19 AM
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I want a PS 3.
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Old 05-02-2009, 08:07 AM
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It is interesting indeed that the DVD's of shows, especially older shows before HDTV started becoming the standard, the images would actually stretch slightly to fill an entire 16 x 9 screen. And the image did not look distorted at all.

Yet, on Blu-Ray, Star Trek TOS is rendered at its original 4:3 ratio. Methinks this might have something to do with keeping the picture at its best possible quality, having been remastered (yet again) into 1080p resolution.
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