4 Replies Latest reply: Feb 22, 2009 1:20 PM by F Shippey
shmenster Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
widescreen movies have the sides cutoff.......... any one else have this problem.... or..... the solution??

mini, Mac OS X (10.5.4)
  • F Shippey Level 7 Level 7 (21,500 points)
    That's because the touch screen isn't widescreen.

    From the touch specs:

    TV and video - Support for 480p and 576p component TV out
  • brianadkins Level 1 Level 1 (20 points)
    Widescreen and HD are two different things... 480p can be either 4:3 or 16:9 (or anything else)

    Also, iPod Touch and iPhone displays are both widescreen (16:9)


    that said, I've never hooked up my iPod Touch to a TV... so I zero idea about any output limitations that may exist.
  • vgking96 Level 1 Level 1 (85 points)
    yeah the ipod/iphone screens are widescreen but the videos they play aren't HD

    they are SD

    so go into settings and then VIDEO and turn the WIDESCREEN option on

    if is this off, then on a HD the videos get zoomed it to make them more fullscreen thus cutting off the sides

    most if not all movies from itunes are widescreen so they should be watched in widescreen otherwise they must be zoom in, thus cutting off sides
  • F Shippey Level 7 Level 7 (21,500 points)
    Also, iPod Touch and iPhone displays are both widescreen (16:9)


    The touch screen (480x320) is actually not quite your widescreen - it's 13.5:9

    I notice the difference when viewing 16x9 widescreen broadcast that I have captured with my EyeTV Hybrid and converted to iPod use; the station identified 'bug' is at the edge of the touch screen while on my widescreen TV it is not at the edge of the frame.