ASPECT RATIO PICTURE SETTING
Aspect Ratio Options (Smart)
DID YOU KNOW?
When developing a cinematography standard at the time of silent movies Thomas Edison asked his
engineer George Eastman what format size would be best suited for each and every celluloid picture
frame to which Eastman answered: “One inch by ¾.” That’s how movies first came about with the Full
Screen 4:3 aspect ratio motion picture.
When television was being developed in the ‘30s they too adopted the same aspect ratio standard. As
television sales took off in the ‘50s increasing household penetration tremendously the movie theatre
industry saw it as a competitive threat and reacted by introducing widescreen format movies at the
theatre to bring out audience from the comfort of their homes.
It took the venue of Digital Television to break the television full screen mold by moving to a wider screen
picture aspect ratio of 16:9 as a compromise to adequately accommodate classic TV recordings, new
HDTV programming and extra widescreen movies 2.40:1 current cinema standard.
Being that flat panel display screens have no properties of elasticity, manufacturers endeavored to provide
as many different Aspect Ratio formats on television products to satisfy the needs of most in experiencing
best possible viewing regardless of content material format.
How to Use
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- Displays the image in DTV standard 16:9 aspect ratio including overscan allowance.
- Displays high-quality images without any picture loss in their original size format without cutting off the
NOTE: Just Scan supports only DTV/HDMI/Component (over 720p) mode.
- When the television receives a widescreen video signal it will let viewer adjust the picture horizontally
or vertically, in a linear proportion, to fill the entire screen fully. Some picture distortion may occur on
screen such as characters or objects appearing stubbier or elongated.
4:3 and 14:9 video feeds are supported in their full format screen without any video distortion through
Set by Program
- Alters the aspect ratio between 4:3 and 16:9 pending current respective video input signal at time of
- Displays an aspect ratio of 4:3 also ironically known as “Full Screen.” This option should be selected
only in the case of viewing Classic TV or very old DVD movies to maintain original picture format.
Black bars will be present on both sides of the screen.
- This aspect ratio option is the exact compromise right between 4:3 and 16:9 for viewing content material
that adopted said format. These 14:9 content material can be viewed in their exact format without picture
distortion. Black bars will be visible on both sides although not as thick as in 4:3.
- Enlarges the image proportionally to fill the screen height. In doing so, both side extremities will be cut
off from the viewing screen. Ideal whenever watching extra widescreen movies (2.40:1) and wishing to
take advantage of entire TV screen.
- [Only for SBTVD] Image is altered to meet the screen width. However height of the image is not changed.
Some picture distortion may occur on screen such as characters or objects appearing stubbier.
- Resizes the picture to a cinemascope ratio (2.35:1) without image distortion. While option eliminates
top and bottom black bars that would otherwise reduce viewing area in any other aspect ratio option,
the compromise here is slight loss of both side extremities of the original image.