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Dvd Movies Won't Fill The Screen


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#1 Izzy

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Posted 08 May 2006 - 10:45 PM

when i watch a dvd on my widescreen monitor a widescreen format dvd doesn't fill the screen top, bottom, left or right you get a movie in the center (like a enhanced cd video clip but a bit larger) i don't know what setting you need to have it on but you would think it would fill up the screen like a TV.

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Posted 08 May 2006 - 11:18 PM

My widescreen requires the setting to be made with the tv. Check your tv manual and there will be several display modes to choose from.
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Posted 09 May 2006 - 03:26 AM

it's a PC monitor not tv. Laptop. Sorry i should have mentioned.

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Posted 09 May 2006 - 07:29 AM

Hi Izzy
Don't know what you're using for playback software but take a look at any adjustments you can make within the program itself.
Aspect ratios with a widescreen lcd, wether it be laptop or desktop, are slightly different from that of a television.
Stretching the picture out too far results in distortion.

Edited by HitSquad, 09 May 2006 - 07:33 AM.


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Posted 10 May 2006 - 02:50 AM

windows media player 10 is what i am using as that's all it has on there

i have nero on my other computer never used it though

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Posted 10 May 2006 - 06:29 AM

About the only setting WMP has would be the full screen mode. If you haven't tried it yet it may be worth a shot though I wouldn't hold my breath. :thumbsup:. I believe it's at Tools->Options->Performance->Advanced or similar. There are DVD plug-ins for WMP 9, not sure about 10.
Nero Showtime should show it widescreen.
If you like, give this DVD player a shot. It's free, very light and there is no installer. Just run the .exe to launch it. If you don't want to keep it, just delete it. After the dvd starts, click the full screen mode button.

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Posted 11 May 2006 - 09:51 PM

i had it on full screen mode that's why i was posting on some help why a movie (widescreen version) wouldn't fill a widescreen monitor screen. ANyway i ditched the media player and tried a nero dvd player and it fills the screen top to bottom, left to right.

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Posted 12 May 2006 - 10:48 AM

Having the right player makes all the difference.
WMP, with the DVD plug-ins, probably would have worked too but I only saw them for 9. They most likely work with 10 also but why bother when you've got Nero. :thumbsup:

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Posted 12 May 2006 - 11:44 PM

usually rely on Nero.

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Posted 27 May 2006 - 08:55 AM

Hi, it's Izzy, this topic is closed.




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