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Windows 7: Image is smaller than it should be

27 Apr 2011   #11
Zepher

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit
 
 

They look the same to me. I took the 2 larger images into Photoshop and they are the exact same aspect ratio.


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27 Apr 2011   #12
MadSupra354

 

Yea, I agree. In the images, they look fine but the last one gives you an idea.
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27 Apr 2011   #13
fseal

Windows 7 x64 Ultimate
 
 

Are you talking about looking scaled? As in it looks blurrier as if it's been scaled up? (Streatched ususaly refers to a change in aspect ratio and the ratios look the same to me in all three)

Is this a DVD or a blueray?

DVDs are only 720x480 pixels (Widescreen or standard) There is no such thing as an "HD" DVD. (Well there was that HDDVD format that died...)

If you scale them up larger than 480 pixels high, they will get blurry... Computer montiors are WAY sharper than TVs and so you can see the sharpness change a lot better than on the TV.
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27 Apr 2011   #14
Zepher

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by fseal View Post
Are you talking about looking scaled? As in it looks blurrier as if it's been scaled up? (Streatched ususaly refers to a change in aspect ratio and the ratios look the same to me in all three)

Is this a DVD or a blueray?

DVDs are only 720x480 pixels (Widescreen or standard) There is no such thing as an "HD" DVD. (Well there was that HDDVD format that died...)

If you scale them up larger than 480 pixels high, they will get blurry... Computer montiors are WAY sharper than TVs and so you can see the sharpness change a lot better than on the TV.
Actually, you will notice it more on a larger HDTV since the pixels are already spaced further apart.
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27 Apr 2011   #15
Tomrdiedrich

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit SP1
 
 

I was unaware you were not using the old HD DVD format. Also unaware that your monitor was not HD. Watching a regular DVD on a 800x600(or worse) monitor is not going to hold up to crisp, clear, pure HD video. It does look blurry if one is use to blu-rays and such. Judging from you uploaded screenshots it looks like normal dvd quality 480..

If your tv is 720. That is 1280x720. It is a better screen than 800x600. which is essentially 600i. But playing a 480 dvd should not matter. Unless your tv has a better Dynamic Contrast Ratio than your pc monitor. Reason why manufacturers are giving you the ratio now. The main picture difference between a top end lcd and a low end lcd.

I also used photoshop to measure the screenshots. They are in the same aspect ratio for sure.

I guess I am confused now on what the problem is??
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27 Apr 2011   #16
MadSupra354

 

I'm running a normal DVD, and thanks everyone for the information.
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