Can someone who has a BD60 or 80 verify for me how the 'Side cut' and 'Zoom' functions (see pg 20 of the User Manual) work? I THINK I know, but the explanation on pg 20 is very garbled.
With a 16:9 screen, and the player set to 16:9 (and using HDMI out of the player), I'm guessing that they work this way:
1) When showing a 2.35:1 movie, that has 'black bars' at the top and bottom, the 'Zoom' selection will enlarge the pic to fill the screen, and the left and right edges of the 2.35:1 pic will be lost (i.e., not projected onto the walls by the side of the pj).
2) When showing a 4:3 sd dvd, that has 'black bars' on the sides, the 'Side cut' selection will enlarge the pic to fill the screen, and top and bottom portions of the pic will be lost.
In both cases the pic is shown in the correct proportion, i.e., with no vertical or horizontal stretching of the images.
Is this correct? And if so, how do you like it? (realizing, of course, that it is no substitute for an anamorphic lens and 2.35 screen for such movies).