Originally Posted by slogun
I'm watching the SD version of 2 days in the valley and this movie displays as letterboxed with black bars on all four sides on my BD35.
What setting are people changing to view the film so it fills the screen a bit more.
Your disc has non-anamorphic widescreen content. You can zoom it, preserving aspect ratio, to make use of the full width of the screen. Press the Submenu button on the remote, choose Aspect Ratio, and then scroll to Zoom. The original aspect ratio is preserved, but picture quality may not look great.
With some discs, the player automatically detects this kind of content, and instead of adding size bars (for the windowbox effect) it automatically zooms it. That might sound like a good thing. Unfortunately, when that happens, you cannot use the SubMenu/AspectRatio feature to unzoom it. That sucks if your subtitles are clipped.
Known non anamorphic SD titles that auto-zoom:
- The Abyss
Known SD titles that do not automatically zoom:
- Westway to the World (the story of the Clash)
- Habana Blues
- Star Wars Original Trilogy Bonus Discs (Theatrical versions)
....and: 2 Days in the Valley
Here's a link:http://www.avsforum.com/avs-vb/showt...8#post14964058
Edit: I realize my description might not be clear, so...
A non-anamorpihc widescreen DVD has black bars encoded at top and bottom of a 4:3 frame (letterbox).
The player adds the side-bars (pillarbox) when connected to a 16:9 TV
The net effect is bars all around (windowbox)