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16:9 "full" vs. 16:9 standard, what's the difference?.

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Posted on August 1, 2021 at 12:32:16
Coner
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'09 LG BD player, no manual. Saw this menu option. Anyone know what
it is. My screen is a pull down, not 16:9 as yet, more 4:3 ish.

 

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RE: 16:9 "full" vs. 16:9 standard, what's the difference?., posted on August 5, 2021 at 13:51:14
Alex F.
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It has been a long time since I had 4:3 televisions. My memory, if I recall correctly, is that "full" enlarges a 4:3 program or movie to fill up a 16:9 screen horizontally. This results in part of the picture being cut off at the top and bottom.

"Standard" likely provides a picture in its original and intended aspect ratio on a 16:9 screen.

Just try both settings and see what happens.

 

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