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Okay, I just set up my new E207WFP and love it so far. Massive upgrade from my terrible 17" with messed up colour.

However, when I popped in Good The Bad And The Ugly to test out the widescreen capabilities, and put it to fullscreen all I got was an extremely grainy and low resolution picture. Keep in mind this is the remastered 2004 collectors edition DVD.

[this leads to second question] Then I put King Kong in and put it on widescreen and it was DVD quality, no problems. But even when set to 16:10 there were still black bars. Shouldn't the black bars be gone?
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The perception that widescreen displays get ride of the black bars is usually wrong, alot of movies come in 2.35x1 ratio which would be 23.5x10 and for the Good the Bad and the Ugly, even if it is remastered, some DVDs just look worse than others thats just how it is, although DVD drive and program used to play it can make small differences.
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Hmm okay, thanks that makes sense. I know GTBATU was shot with a huge aspect ratio so maybe that's why this can't display it, and maybe I'm not just used to the grain because I've always watched it on a 27" TV at a large distance where as this is a 21" right in my face.
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yeah that would make a very big difference, the distance thing that is.
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Try watching a star wars movie lol. it's like 2:1 aspect ratio and it's like...uber uber wide.
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what program are you using, interDVD you have to set it to go on WS mode... dunno how yours is.

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The reason The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly looks bad is because the movie was filmed in 1966. Even if it is remastered they can't increase the quality beyond that of the source material. In 1966 movies were not filmed in extreme high quality like we see today.
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Try the Nvidia pure video decoder. It really improves DVD playback quality.
http://www.nvidia.com/object/dvd_dec...150-trial.html
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Originally Posted by Sideburns View Post
Try watching a star wars movie lol. it's like 2:1 aspect ratio and it's like...uber uber wide.
Yeah 2.35x1 is about as bad as you are going to get, Its a nice aspect ratio and all. You know much to short and wide to fit on a monitor perfectly.
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The reason The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly looks bad is because the movie was filmed in 1966. Even if it is remastered they can't increase the quality beyond that of the source material. In 1966 movies were not filmed in extreme high quality like we see today.
Yeah, I know (half the movies I watch are pre-70s so there is a lot worse out there) but I guess I just didn't notice it was like this with the T.V. In fact, I even noticed the halo effect around people that comes from when the DVD makers try to artificially sharpen the image, and I never have been able to see those before.

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what program are you using, interDVD you have to set it to go on WS mode... dunno how yours is.
I honestly only have VLC and Windows Media Player...I almost never watch DVDs on my computer so I've never had a use for one. What is the best one? interDVD?
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