Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: San Francisco, CA, USA
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Changing aspect ratios in Transformers 4
Ugh. This TV fails completely with the 3D version of the latest Transformers movie. The picture changes constantly, often shot by shot, between 2.39:1 'Scope and 1:90:1 IMAX. The IMAX portion is presented windowboxed in the 16:9 center of the screen, but sometimes is expanded and stretched horizontally to fill the full screen after a few seconds. The 2:39:1 does the usual, windowboxed at first, then expands horizontally and finally vertically to fill the screen after a few seconds.
So, the picture is constantly warbling around on the screen, is often stretched out of proportion for extended periods, and overall unbearable. The only way to tolerate it is to disable the auto aspect mode and watch the whole movie windowboxed.
This TV needs a fixed 2:39:1 cutout aspect ratio mode! And a fixed full-frame stretch mode, so that it can be used reliably with an external scaler! Vizio, please!