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#44251 - 11/05/12 02:05 AM Ristorante Paradiso
Manhiem Offline
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Just wanted to mention that I viewed my copy of Ristorante Paradiso this afternoon, and I noticed a problem.

I have an old TV set, and the menus from the DVD ran off my screen to both the left and right. The same was true of the liner notes. I didn't check the art galleries. The menus were still navigable, but of course I couldn't read any of the text that ran off the edges of the screen.

I tried looking for a menu option to fix this, but I didn't see one. Is there a way to fix this, short of buying a new widescreen TV (which isn't an option right now)?

Edit: I should probably also mention that the episodes played fine. The picture fit the screen like it was supposed to.


Edited by Manhiem (11/05/12 09:01 AM)

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#44265 - 11/05/12 11:29 AM Re: Ristorante Paradiso [Re: Manhiem]
joelgundam01 Offline
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It sounds like the menu is stuck on 16x9 and your player is doing a pan & scan. It's possible that it's doing the same thing on the show itself, but you just don't notice it. That's because most production companies keep the 4:3 TV owners in mind (keep the text in the center), when making their shows.

Try going into the DVD player's settings and set the video output to "4:3 letterbox".

You will be stuck with the black bars, but you should be able to see the entire menu.


Edited by joelgundam01 (11/05/12 12:24 PM)
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#44271 - 11/05/12 12:20 PM Re: Ristorante Paradiso [Re: Manhiem]
Manhiem Offline
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Thanks. smile I'll give that a try.

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#44297 - 11/06/12 12:13 AM Re: Ristorante Paradiso [Re: Manhiem]
Manhiem Offline
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I tried choosing the setting that you suggested (4:3 letterbox), and it had no effect on the way the menu or liner notes were displayed.

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#44299 - 11/06/12 12:54 AM Re: Ristorante Paradiso [Re: Manhiem]
joelgundam01 Offline
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Originally Posted By: Manhiem
I tried choosing the setting that you suggested (4:3 letterbox), and it had no effect on the way the menu or liner notes were displayed.

Try the disc on another player then, it could be just an incompatibility issue.
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#44303 - 11/06/12 09:07 AM Re: Ristorante Paradiso [Re: Manhiem]
Manhiem Offline
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OK, I'll try that next. Thanks. smile

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#44306 - 11/06/12 02:15 PM Re: Ristorante Paradiso [Re: Manhiem]
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If it's not working, could it be the settings on the TV that need to be adjusted? Just a thought.
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#44309 - 11/06/12 03:01 PM Re: Ristorante Paradiso [Re: Manhiem]
Manhiem Offline
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Tried the disk on both my PS2 and my computer. PS2 defaults to a 4:3 letterbox format, and it had the same problem as my DVD player. The disk worked fine on the computer under Windows Media Player.

As far as changing my TV settings is concerned... Did I mention that my TV was old? I bought it when the NES game deck was the big thing in home video games. It doesn't have a lot of settings that you can adjust. I did look to see if it was possible, though.

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#44747 - 11/12/12 01:08 PM Re: Ristorante Paradiso [Re: Manhiem]
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Hi Manheim,

I checked with the producers, and they reiterated what joelgundam01 in that it sounds like your DVD player setting needs to be changed as it isnt recognizing the aspect ratio correctly.

Are there any other settings for aspect ratio? 4:3 should be the one you are looking for, though.

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#44748 - 11/12/12 01:17 PM Re: Ristorante Paradiso [Re: TroyR]
joelgundam01 Offline
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Originally Posted By: TroyR
Hi Manheim,

I checked with the producers, and they reiterated what joelgundam01 in that it sounds like your DVD player setting needs to be changed as it isnt recognizing the aspect ratio correctly.

Are there any other settings for aspect ratio? 4:3 should be the one you are looking for, though.

DVD players usually only three ratio options.

4:3 Pan&Scan
4:3 Letterbox
16:9 Anamorphic.

I suggest trying each of the settings (including 16:9 Anamorphic) and see if one of them fixes the problem. We know that 4:3 Letterbox is out of the question. However, I don't know what the default setting was on Manheim's player. For all we know, it was already defaulted to 4:3 Letterbox.

FWIW, when I was using a SD TV (all the way until 10/30/2010), I had my DVD player set on 16:9 Anamorphic (fit to screen). I experienced some stretching, but I didn't see any black bars or cropping with this option. As long as the DVD supports the anamorphic feature.
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