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Output and viewing on widescreen

I have my DV-383S hooked up to the Component Video of my Phillips Widescreen HD ready TV. Whenever I try to watch a a pre-recorded DVD I get the bars on top and bottom even though the Player is set for this. When I try to change the TV's resolution I find that I am locked and can only be in Widescreen even though there are many settings normally ie. 16x9 14x9 superzoom and 4x3. I have checked the DVDs as well and find that this happens on both 2.35: and 1.85:1.

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  • dfogarty Aug 30, 2008

    This problem occurs with Pre-recorded DVDs only. Again the problem is why when I hook up as a compomemt does this stop me from changing the forat on the TV.

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HI there it sounds like your tv is the problem maybe. The format of the pre recorded dvd May be in a different region code. Or the DVD player settings my let you change them. I have has this happen with my phillips HD with just normal DVDs. So It is possible that the tv and the DVD player are the problem than.
Try the to the menu in the dvd player (without the dvd in the DRIVE) and access the setings from there. IT should let you change the fomat in there also.

Thank You I sure Hope this helps

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Generally most dvd's ar formated in 2 ways either wide screen or standard. usually the options on the tv can compansate for each format however certain dvd's if they are copied are are burned from a computer don't have the same binary code as regular dvd's one question? does this problem occur only with this one dvd or is it others as well?

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    Terry Cantrell Nov 22, 2013

    We are stumped because we've been watching dvd's on it for two years and nothing has been changed. The dvd is a rental so we got our dvds out to check and it's not playing ours now either!

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Hey,

Try another way of connecting the dvd player to the tv, How about Svideo, can you try that and see how it goes? - I checked the dvd player has svideo connector, dont know about your tv.

Thanks,
Ekse

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  • Ekse Aug 30, 2008

    Component should be fine thought, What is the model of your TV?

  • Ekse Aug 30, 2008

    Check the video output settings in your DVD player. You can change the setting there. Let me know how it goes with that.



    Thanks,

    Ekse

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