But what is bothering me is that jjjansen says his original plays without “black bars” but his backup plays with them.
We assume he is playing them both on the same DVD player and TV using the same “player output to monitor type” settings in his player’s setup options.
And we are also all assuming he is talking about comparing the same original movie to the backup of that same movie. And that he he is not comparing one movie that has an aspect ratio of 1.85:1 to another movie that is 2.35:1. Or one movie that is anamorphic to another movie that is matted (“letterboxed”).
Although I don’t doubt his word, getting two different playbacks seems an impossible result of a Clone DVD backup.
The suggestion of “…a TV with Digital Zoom covers the entire screen…” I just blew off as some manufacturer inventing a marketing term (“digital zoom”) to describe a 16:9 anamorphic TV monitor to a public it thinks is too stupid to understand what anamorphic means. I don’t think anybody would actually use a player or monitor’s normal, common zoom feature to chop off the sides of the image just so as to not see the (wider than 1.85:1) “black bars” on a widescreen monitor! A Zoom feature is just used to see some small detail in the image to satisfy a momentary curiosity. No one would watch the whole movie in zoom mode … would they?
And we are still waiting on jjjansen to tell us what movie he has backed up that is giving him these results? And the region number and country of the movie?