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Does anyone here watch their movies on a scope screen?  If so, how do you handle your extra media that may be at different aspect ratios?

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Not sure if my TV is a scope or not but I do have an aspect ratio problem when playing slide movies back. I had to download an older (3.5.7) version of Any Video Converter. I'll have to play around to figure out what exact settings I used but I know I had to use a xvid codec in order for the movies to display right.

 

My TV is a a pre-HDMI 1080i Mitsubishi Model WS-A55. If you can figure out if it is considered a scope let me know and I'll take the time to figure out the exact AVC setting I used.

 

 

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I have a 2.40:1 screen and use memory settings to switch aspect ratios. Unfortunately the switch takes time (a number of seconds) and a message is displayed while it is in transition. I haven't come up with a good solution (other than hand picking content that will all be in the same aspect ratio) so I typically just leave it set at 1.78:1 for the pre-show content (even though that leaves any scope trailers small on the screen) and then switch to 2.40:1 as the feature starts.

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I have a 2.40:1 screen and use memory settings to switch aspect ratios. Unfortunately the switch takes time (a number of seconds) and a message is displayed while it is in transition. I haven't come up with a good solution (other than hand picking content that will all be in the same aspect ratio) so I typically just leave it set at 1.78:1 for the pre-show content (even though that leaves any scope trailers small on the screen) and then switch to 2.40:1 as the feature starts.

Thanks for letting me know how you do it asucher.  What is your setup?

I really hate having to use the memory setting to adjust the aspect ratio.  For me it kills the feeling of being in a theater.

I am currently doing a combination of things depending on how much time I have.  I am currently using the Aeon Nox for 2.35 skin, which allows you to set up a mask to fix the 16x9 videos to your display area. You can get the file here : http://forum.kodi.tv/showthread.php?tid=229199

If I am preparing content ahead of time I'll edit the videos to fit into the screen without having to adjust the zoom.  And then if I do trivia I'll redo the slides to fit within the scope window.

I also just bought a lumagen radiance processor that can scale/crop the video.  I hope that will give me a quick fix to switch between aspect ratios.

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Thank you for the link...I'll have to check that out.

My current Screening Room setup is:

  • Kodi Chromebox (OpenELEC)
  • Sony VPL-VW600ES
  • Stewart 166" 2.40:1 AT screen

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I'll have to check that Nox skin out as well! I have a similar set up with a zoomed pj image.  I start kodi 'zoomed' (not ideal) and all my cinemavision content is re encoded for 2.40:1, so once I start the script there is no need for an aspect switch.

 

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