View wedding DVD in standart format on HD wide screen LG televsio
I have just had a wedding DVD done. The problem is, it is in standard format and viewing it on my widescreen HD television makes us all appear short and fat, the quality appears poor and stretched. The supplier is willing to change it to wide screen, but says it will have a black space top and bottom. Will this fix the quality and stretching problem?
They also suggest we keep the standard format and adjust the controls on our LG televison. Would this be a better solution? If so, what are we adjusting?
This is a big problem, because our wedding day is very importnat to us and we want to be able to view it with the best quality possible.
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Re: view wedding DVD in standart format on HD wide screen...
Wide screen will solve the stretching of the picture and if you have the black bars try to zoom and then check the image ,And your standard video, go the picture menu and then choose Advanced and then choose cinema 3:2 ratio, even this not satisfactory then change aspect ration in the tv and check in which the images are good ..
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It looks like you are saying standard definition pictures do not cover the screen like HD pictures do. Standard def is formatted 4:3 and high def is 16:9. They are not the same so your high def screen is made to display the not as tall but wider high def picture. In order to fill the screen with the taller and not as wide 4:3 aspect ratio std def picture you must tell the TV to stretch the picture or otherwise fill the screen.The TV will have controls you can exercise for this purpose and you can set it up to always show std def in a particular manner. The alternative, if you want the standard Def picture to look true to form, is to view standard def in Letter Box form. It's appearance will then include black panels on the sides of the picture. So the problem is not with the TV but in accepting older format pictures playing on newer format displays (TVs.)
You probably need to to turn your aspect ration on the TV down. Newer HD screens use a 16:9 aspect ratio for HD content which is a wide screen format. Standard definition TVs and programs use a 4:3 aspect ratio. Most flat screen TVs have an option to display in 4:3. This option is most often found in Menu/Setting>Video Options>Aspect Ratio. For standard definition programming you want 4:3, for HD you want 16:9.
Many times HD channels will come in more clear, but with a smaller picture or widescreen view. There should be a button on your remote called 'wide' or 'zoom' and it will let you adjust the size on the fly. If you adjust the view while watching an HD channel, and you switch to a standard channel, you will have to change the ratio back. For other information and help with LG TVS visit
Using one of the older antennas on an hdtv when receiving broadcast channels can cause that. It might just be the channel you are on. You should have a wide button or aspect, format, zoom or view mode on the television remote to adjust the picture size.
If you have a cable box or satellite tv receiver you can try the hd zoom #, aspect or format button on it to adjust the picture size.
You might be connected to your cable box two different ways and you may be on the wrong input
The program you are viewing may only be broadcast that way
Unfortunately if you chose to view the non HD channels in wide screen format, you are going to have the top and bottom of the screen cut off. Eventually this will not be a problem when everything goes to digital. However presently non HD channels are presented in 3:2 ratio where as HD is 16:9, So your choice really is to view them with the lines on either side for now.
I do not have an answer for the white flickering lines.
To get the BEST picture out of your 1080p unit I highly recommend using HDMI cables to hook it up.