Moving the system unit, Screen sizes and disc formats, Widescreen tv users – Pioneer HTZ272DVD User Manual
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Moving the system unit
If you need to move the main unit, first remove
a disc if there’s one in the player, then press
STANDBY/ON on the front panel to turn the
system off. Wait for
GOOD BYE to disappear
from the display, then unplug the power cord.
Never lift or move the unit during playback —
discs rotate at high speeds and may damage.
Screen sizes and disc formats
DVD-Video discs come in different screen
aspects, ranging from TV programs, which are
generally 4:3, to CinemaScope widescreen
, with an aspect ratio of up to about 7:3.
Televisions also come in different aspect ratios;
‘standard’ 4:3 and widescreen 16:9.
Widescreen TV users
If you have a widescreen TV, the
setting (page 29) of this player should be set
16:9 (Wide) or 16:9 (Compressed).
When you watch discs recorded in 4:3 format
16:9 (Wide) setting, you can use the
TV controls to select how the picture is
presented. Your TV may offer various zoom and
stretch options; see the instructions that came
with your TV for details.
Please note that some movie aspect ratios are
wider than 16:9, so even though you have a
widescreen TV, these discs will still play in a
‘letter box’ style with black bars at the top and
bottom of the screen.
Standard TV users
If you have a standard TV, the
setting (page 29) of this player should be
4:3 (Letter Box) or 4:3 (Pan & Scan),
depending on which you prefer.
Please note that many widescreen discs
override the player’s setting so that the disc
is shown in letter box format regardless of the
1 Unplugging the unit before
GOOD BYE disappears from the display may cause the system to return to the factory settings.
2 Many widescreen discs override the system’s settings so that the disc is shown in letterbox format regardless of the setting.
3 Using the
16:9 (Wide) or 16:9 (Compressed) setting with a standard 4:3 TV, or one of the 4:3 settings with a widescreen TV,
will result in picture distortion.
4:3 (Letter Box), widescreen
discs are shown with black bars top
4:3 (Pan & Scan), widescreen
discs are shown with the left and right
sides cropped. Although the picture
looks larger, you don’t actually see
the whole picture.
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