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480p Display settings –
I just got my Sony Original Component cable. Then I immediately tried to set SMS display to 480p. the menu/browser display is great with progressive signal. After I tried to play and avi, there are two black bars at the top and bottom of the screen.
No, these aren't the normal black bar for 16:9 video but these are very small black bars about an inch from top and another inch from the bottom for a 29 inch TV.
The black bar is also there when I played a 4:3 video. interestingly, the black bars did not appear if I set the screen as NTSC instead of DTV 480p playing the same 4:3 video.
I like to screen at 480p but the two black bars make the video look 'skewed' or 'flattened' a bit because of the two black bars. I hope you guys understand what I'm trying to say regarding the picture got 'flattened'
I tried to play around with the screen setting while playing the video, (pan scan, widescreen and etc) but the two black bars will still stay there.
Anybody can help me here...
@bajunid: ...I would help you with that, but I don't have any device (except multisync VGA monitor where there're no "black bars") that support 480p mode ...
I see...Thanks anyway
Anybody else here have the device.....
you have to set your tv to ntsc
as pal is 576p not 480p
No, the problem is that 480p support in SMS squishes the image vertically a bit. It used to zoom and cutoff the top and bottom, but EEUG fixed it after I whined enough. However, it does have the undesired effect of being out of ratio with black bars on the bottom and top. It's not enough to warrant a whole lot of complaining or any major debugging, especially since you can just turn progressive scan off and it won't look a ton different, but it is something that should be taken care off eventually.
That being said, I haven't used SMS in about a month for various reasons, none of them concerning dissatisfaction with the program, so everything I'm saying is strictly from memory and could therefore be incorrect.
Well, I'm gonna try what raw15 said first, but I believe that my TV switches to NTSC automatically as it can only display 480p NTSC and not Pal....
I'm leaning towards what z-saber said. That is because the image does looked squished vertically a bit. Anyway, EEUG, maybe what Z-saber said rings a few bells in your mind....maybe a fix in on its way in the future ....EUGG?
Well, no progressive for me till the thing's fixed then......
The problem is, as EEUG stated, he doesn't have a TV supporting progressive scan. To test 480p, he uses a VGA monitor, and it apparently displays everything correctly.
@Z-Saber: ...yes, at least circles look like circles and not ovals, so I presume that at least pixel aspect ratio is correct. That VGA monitor looses sync signal and goes black quite frequently in DTV 480p mode, but sometimes picture can be seen ...
Have any clips of circles and such? I can try it out this weekend and tell you/show you (with a picture) precisely what is wrong.
...circles are "balls" and CD icon in the browser. Pixel aspect ratio is not changed during clip playback...