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will
02-21-2013, 05:46 PM
Hi,

I've connected a BDP7700 to a 21:9 56pfl9956. Bought the device specifically because it states on http://www.philips.nl/c/blu-ray-dvd/7000-series-cinemaperfect-hd-smart-tv-plus-3d-bdp7700_12/prd/nl/?t=specifications that it supports 21x9 resolution.

But in the configuration screen you can only select 4:3 and 16:9 wide, 16:9. No 21:9.

Is the specification page wrong? Or do I have to configure something additional?

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will
02-21-2013, 07:28 PM
Seems like I'm not the only one noticing this.

The subtitles are in the screen, but the rest of the player isn't.
Setting stuff to 'automatic' on the blu-ray does not seem to fix for instance:
- the menu's of the player itself
- the menu's of the blu-ray (see image below)

Philips should do what they say: make a 21:9 option on the blu-ray player and make sure the player itself is 1080p 21:9 anamorphic, so that it's optimally used on the screen (the tv offers perfect 1080p anamorphic stretching).

If the dvd/blu-ray image itself need to be zoomed it should be done without bordering the customer with the settings. If the menu of a blu-ray is 16:9, just show it as 16:9, don't fiddle around.

In my opinion Philips/TPV is not selling what they promise now. Bad for the reputation.

Example:
What will happen when you put the TV in 21:9 and the blu-ray in automatic mode is the following on for instance the Transfomers blu-ray (which is in 16x9 format, with the movie in 2.35:1 format):

* Start menu becomes corrupted (select bars go outside the menu):
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* Menu goes out of image:
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Thus, Philips: make the option to set 21:9 available on the BDP7700 just like you did on the BDP9500 (http://www.manualslib.com/manual/122241/Philips-Bdp9500.html?page=17#manual) / http://download.p4c.philips.com/files/b/bdp9500_05/bdp9500_05_dfu_eng.pdf (page 18)

MrBarton
02-22-2013, 11:09 AM
Do you have the latest software in booth units? What happens if you select Autom. aanpassen on Blu-ray and auto zoom or unscaled on TV?

will
02-22-2013, 10:08 PM
Do you have the latest software in booth units? What happens if you select Autom. aanpassen on Blu-ray and auto zoom or unscaled on TV?

Latest software versions on both (updated via USB, as via wifi you don't get the really last version).

Auto adjust + auto zoom delivers a complete mess, see above.
What seems to work best is 16x9 on blu-ray and auto-zoom on tv. But all information from the blu-ray will put the movie out of 21x9 mode for the duration the menu or text is visible.


I really wonder if Oppo (with vertical strech) has fixed it in a better way, and how the BDP9500 fixed it.