Originally Posted by n3vino
For viewing non anamorphic DVD's, you need to get the DVD Player out of HD mode. Change the aspect ratio to 480P. Now you can use your TV's zoom features. Another option is to connect the player via component cables to a different input. In other words, the player will be connected to HDMi via the HDMI cable and to component via component. All you need to do then is change inputs.
How is this different than "zooming" an upscaled (720p/1080i) image via HDMI? My set (Hitachi 51F59A) will still allow aspect ratio changes with 1080i output/HDMI. And if need be, it's what I do with non-anamorphic DVDs.
My only hangup with zooming from the TV is the cutoff of subtitle info, which is repositioned when using the 75H zoom function (but obviously leaves the zoom icon on-screen). How, if at all, would switching resolution (to 480p or i) and/or mode of output (component or HDMI) affect this issue? Or any PQ issues?
Does switching to a 480p output change the output aspect ratio
in anyway? I would think switching aspect to 4:3 then zooming to fit 16x9 would still cut off subtitle info, since it would then be positioned within the lower black letterbox bar (which would be partially or completely cut off).
Again, it's what switching aspect on the display does to subtitle info that is my major non-anamorphic DVD hangup with the 75H. And since I use subtitles on those older discs so little anyway (original SW Trilogy is the only one that kinda matters for me), it's not a giant issue.