Originally Posted by blacksheep312
Well, when I played the Star wars, I can't rem. if I told the tv or the oppo to zoom in to fill the screen, the quality of the image was still close to perfect and had that HD look. When I put in the LOTR it was blurry like a zoomed image normally looks like of poor quality.
There are many factors that can result in poor PQ. Here are some to list:
- Video encode, the content itself, how well it was transferred. It can vary greatly from DVD to DVD movies. Usually the later ones have high transfer, as a result, they have great deep color tones. The images are also more 3-Dimensional. The picture content itself can greatly affect the displayed PQ.
- Use the zoom features wisely. For some movies, to get some descency of the image quality you may have to use the film's intended screen ratio, widescreens like 2.35:1 or 2.40:1 for example.
- Some good quality external video scalers or good upconverting DVD player should help with the "pixelations".
I rented the Casino Royale tonight as well (SD) and its the same effect as LOTR. Do I need to change aspects or zoom? when its not zoomed in it looks perfect, but its not taking up the whole screen. Maybe you could walk me through getting it full screen and clear, or is this something I will have to wait for till I get my HTPC or HD DVD/Blue Ray?
If you use PC, it does have better option in zoom feature and will simply streatch the image vertically so there is no cropping involved.
But with external video players, I can't say for sure how well it will display them. You could try "JUST" mode or original aspect ratio. You really shouldn't be expecting super PQ using the Zoom mode. Zoom mode I want you to use is for "breaking-in", not to make images look better. Try to bare with that for a while till the break-in is done. You can then enjoy the intended original aspect ratio with superior IQ. Stretching the original content aspect ratio will only deterriate the IQ on ANY TVs so if you're after best quality, original aspect ratio.... meow meow.EDIT
: Oops, BruZZi has already responded to this question. Thanks BruZZi.
btw, blacksheep, congrats. Your TV looks good.