Regular TV - Is 4:3 or "auto" better?

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#1

I’m just wondering which setting will give me a better full screen image for watching burned DVD’s on a regular TV, 4:3 or the “automatic” setting?

So far I’ve only used the 4:3 but I’m wondering about the difference. Can anyone clarify this for me?

Thanks.


#2

Theoretically, the ‘auto’ setting will copy all available resolutions…


#3

Well, on the source info if the file is 16:9, is it advisable to change settings to 16:9 even though I’ll be watching on a regular TV? I don’t want to lose image due to unwanted cropping, etc.

Is it best to set the format on 4:3 if it’s a regular TV that the DVD will be watched on? I’m still unsure.


#4

Yes, it is best to leave it on auto. This ensures that you keep all image in DVD.
And set DVD player to send 4:3 Letterbox to TV, so that it does not crop anything out.