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Could someone comment on the scaling, zoom controls on the D1?


Can you simply zoom the vertical of a 2.35 aspect ration DVD source to fill the entire range of the output?


If yes, does this control have a range of adjustment or simply full zoom or no zoom?


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The 1st zoom option on the D1 is to make non-anamorphic DVD's (widescreen, not-enchanced for DVD) disks fill a 16:9 frame. The second and third zooms are not for any other purpose than to zoom even further.


If you have a 2.35:1 aspect disk, using the zoom will also accurately blow it up to cut off the top/bottom black bars, but you will be cutting off the left/right sides of the source material. The quality of zooming internally on the D1's Signma Designs chip on the D1 is excellent and looks significantly better than some other DVI equipped players.


There is no way to zoom a 2.35:1 dvd on a 16:9 screen and not lose some picture. Unless it would 'squeeze' the image out of aspect ratio.
 

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The 1st zoom option on the D1 is to make non-anamorphic DVD's (widescreen, not-enchanced for DVD) disks fill a 16:9 frame. The second and third zooms are not for any other purpose than to zoom even further.


If you have a 2.35:1 aspect disk, using the zoom will also accurately blow it up to cut off the top/bottom black bars, but you will be cutting off the left/right sides of the source material. The quality of zooming internally on the D1's Signma Designs chip on the D1 is excellent and looks significantly better than some other DVI equipped players.


There is no way to zoom a 2.35:1 dvd on a 16:9 screen and not lose some picture. Unless it would 'squeeze' the image out of aspect ratio.
Got ya... 1st zoom setting provides a 1.85 aspect ration vertical adjustment. Then if you want to some wider format material to eliminate the remaining bars top/bottom, the scale adjustment is made to the vertical and hroizontal equally.


That actually sounds like a decent compromise.


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RJ

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