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Anyone use Samsung Screen Fit?

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i have a new pn50c450 and wanted to use screen fit to fill the whole tv screen...not just zoom it, if possible. samsung says it should fill the whole screen without messing with the picture...yeah i know...can't be done. they say it can be, according to the support folks and blame my set up...anyone using it successfully? or is it just a bunch of marketing crap? i am using an insignia blu ray player connected via hdmi cable...
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Originally Posted by louisdarke View Post

i have a new pn50c450 and wanted to use screen fit to fill the whole tv screen...not just zoom it, if possible. samsung says it should fill the whole screen without messing with the picture...yeah i know...can't be done. they say it can be, according to the support folks and blame my set up...anyone using it successfully? or is it just a bunch of marketing crap? i am using an insignia blu ray player connected via hdmi cable...

Pixel fit will not fill the entire screen, it will map 1:1 pixels received to the display so nothing is lost. With any of the other settings you zoom and crop losing some of the image and picture quality in the process.

Pixel fit is the best otpion - I use it unless I run into an issue, which I do with certain channels over cable.
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I use it all the time. Its the only way I can get my XBMC-based HTPCs to fit perfectly on the screen. It works GREAT, especially compared to my 1080p Olevia that cuts off the very top row of pixels....
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You can't use the pixel orbiter in this mode, correct?
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ok so some say it can't be done and someone is doing it, it sounds like. samsung now says i need composite cables to make it work. has anyone actually seen the site, where it shows a photo of the two screens, one with black bars and one without? that is what i thought i was going to be able to do. well i have a spare set of composites, so i guess i will try it. just annoying that they advertise a feature and it isn't working......poofyhairguy, what is it that you are referring to, that you have it working on, and how are you connected
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Hello,

If you use screen fit don't you worry about image retention/burn in. You can't use pixel shift/burn in protection under screen fit. Do you have some sort of special settings you use etc?

Thanks,

Dustin
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Originally Posted by louisdarke View Post

ok so some say it can't be done and someone is doing it, it sounds like. samsung now says i need composite cables to make it work. has anyone actually seen the site, where it shows a photo of the two screens, one with black bars and one without? that is what i thought i was going to be able to do. well i have a spare set of composites, so i guess i will try it. just annoying that they advertise a feature and it isn't working......poofyhairguy, what is it that you are referring to, that you have it working on, and how are you connected

Louisdarke, are you looking to get rid of black bars or are you looking to show the content 1:1? Screen fit won't help you get rid of black bars - it's there to ensure that what's on the screen is EXACTLY what's coming in via the source, including black bars if your content is in any other aspect ratio than 1.78:1. If you don't use screen fit, what you're seeing will have undergone some kind of zooming, stretching etc by the TV.
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