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post #1 of 4 Old 09-08-2003, 07:49 PM - Thread Starter
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The DMR-E80 manual indicates that if you record a 16:9 broadcast to DVD-R it will be truncated to the 4:3 ratio. Can one record to the hard drive in the 16:9 ratio then dub it to a DVD-R mantaining the 16:9 ratio?
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That bit in the manual had me going "huh?!" too.

As far as I can tell, if you record a 16:9 source, the E80 will flag it as 4:3 like it does every recording. When you play it back though, it'll look fine on a 16:9 display.

I record 16:9 programs from my Zenith 520 HD STB all the time & my DVD-Rs all retain their 16:9 enhancement (even if the E80 flagged them as 4:3 when I recorded them).

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As far as I can tell, if you record a 16:9 source, the E80 will flag it as 4:3 like it does every recording. When you play it back though, it'll look fine on a 16:9 display.
However, if you play the same disc back on a 4x3 display, wouldn't everyone look tall and skinny? There would be no 16x9 flag to invoke the player's anamorphic downconversion.
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1. 16x9 recordings to DVD-Ram will display correctly on both 4x3 & 16x9 sets.

2. 16x9 dubs to DVD-R are recorded as 4x3 but will display correctly on 16x9 displays--you will probably have to force it.

3. 16x9 dubs to DVD-R will not display correctly on a Std 4x3 display. You can however, take a 16x9 DVD-RAM disc to your computer, modify the flag settings and then dub this to a DVD-R on the on computer drive. Players will read this as a true anamorphic disc. There are several schemes to do this, try a search on this forum.
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