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Software to do high quality UHD zoom/aspect ratio change?

I would like to be able to zoom 2.35 movies to 2.0 for example like the Oppo can, but hopefully better picture quality. Is there anything like that out there? Thanks.
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A HTPC running KODI and DSPLAYER/MADVR has many zoom/picture enhancement features. But at this point UHD playback on HTPC isn't practical or reasonably affordable. I personally can't see why some prefer to distort or loose picture content just to get rid of the black bars as their are other ways to deal with them.

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A HTPC running KODI and DSPLAYER/MADVR has many zoom/picture enhancement features. But at this point UHD playback on HTPC isn't practical or reasonably affordable. I personally can't see why some prefer to distort or loose picture content just to get rid of the black bars as their are other ways to deal with them.
There are ways to do it where the picture isn't distorted, such as with a Lumagen Radiance, but that's ~$6G's! I'm looking for a PC software equivalent.

I forgot to mention that this would be with disc playback, not files/rips, so unfortunately MadVR isn't even an option.
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I forgot to mention that this would be with disc playback, not files/rips, so unfortunately MadVR isn't even an option.
You're SOL.

The only way to play UHD Blu-ray on a PC is with PowerDVD 17, and it's ridiculous requirements.
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You're SOL.

The only way to play UHD Blu-ray on a PC is with PowerDVD 17, and it's ridiculous requirements.
But would it be able to do what I’m looking to do? Lol
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I doubt it:
http://forum.cyberlink.com/forum/posts/list/42062.page

PowerDVD is not made by or for enthusiasts, it doesn't have any featuers enthusiasts would want. It's basically the $25 Insignia Blu-ray player of the software/computer world.
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