Originally Posted by darelldd
Oh, there are MANY that are not anamorphic. And I own lots of them. Most of my collection is from the very early days of DVDs... you know when nobody had even heard of Amazon and Google didn't exist. And yes this is one of those non-anamorphic disks. However, the others in my collection work as they should. This one acts like I'm watching it on a 4x3 TV for some reason.
I have a Sony up-converting DVD player that is less than a year old. But I'm thinking it is the DVD player's fault here.
I think the term "many" is overstating it... its very rare to run across a non-anamorphic widescreen/letterboxed DVD any more. But there are some, mostly older DVDs.
A non-anamorphic widescreen (or letterboxed) DVD will appear postage-stamped on a widescreen TV if everything is set up properly. To compensate, use the TV's zoom feature... just remember to switch back after the movie is over.
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