Originally Posted by TSHA222
Hey Mark, First, thanks again for handling this thread for me. I hope I can pick back up with it really soon.
I have a question for you regarding the Star Wars and LOTR films on DVD. I discussed this earlier in this thread but with my system (currently an Escient DVDM100 and 3 Sony ES 400 disc changers), the Star Wars films all show the subs IN the picture area. I haven't tried LOTR since I switched projectors so I can't comment on that. Why are the subs CIH safe on some players but not others? Any ideas? Take care.
Are these DVD or BD players? It seems Blu-ray players shift the STs up by about 10%. They also H-Squeeze 4 x 3 discs so that everything is compatible with 16:9 screens, which of course means CIH friendly as well.
I have old screen caps from Star Wars Ep 4 with Jabba where I used V-Stretch to shift the STs, then when I upgraded to BD found that the player moved these automatically. I wish it was the case for BD Sts as well. Sadly, this is not the case due to a "protected video stream" for BD. DVD generally uses a bitmap, so re-location is easy. Those titles with STs burned in will not move, however, these STs are already in the picture - IE "True Lies" and "The Jackel".