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2.40:1 and plasmas....????

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I just got a blu-ray and realize that the majority of movies are in 2.40:1.

I have a Pioneer PDP-5070.

Most all of the high def material I've watched thus far has come from HD premium movie channels... not presented in 2.40:1.

So, how careful do I need to be about black bars above and below the movie? Will they ghost image my screen eventually? Or is it pretty much a non-issue at this point.

I know this is an old topic, but I just wanted some insight from anyone out there with a plasma and their experience with this...

THANKS!
post #2 of 6
it ghosts on my Samsung 58B650 but goes away with normal viewing.

I only see the ghosting marks when the screen is displaying full black (i.e. no signal).
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Originally Posted by tsand72 View Post

I just got a blu-ray and realize that the majority of movies are in 2.40:1.

I have a Pioneer PDP-5070.

Most all of the high def material I've watched thus far has come from HD premium movie channels... not presented in 2.40:1.

So, how careful do I need to be about black bars above and below the movie? Will they ghost image my screen eventually? Or is it pretty much a non-issue at this point.

I know this is an old topic, but I just wanted some insight from anyone out there with a plasma and their experience with this...

THANKS!

Cant speak for sammy but my panny54g10 so far has not 1 second of Image retention watching movies gaming watcvhing a channel with the same logo for several hrs.
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So... in other words... just enjoy the movies as presented and forgo stretching them.

Correct?
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Originally Posted by tsand72 View Post

So... in other words... just enjoy the movies as presented and forgo stretching them.

Correct?

yup, if you watch nothing but 2.40:1 then you'll eventually end up with uneven wear, but as long as you vary your content you'll never had any serious issues.
post #6 of 6
I just use the H/V position and size functions and stretch the image on my Plasma. When it's all said and done, the image may be very slightly stretched or cutoff BUT at least I get to use all of the screen area that I paid for. Plus it's a heck of a lot easier to see movies from a distance when they are not letterboxed.
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