REVIEW: Fujitsu P22W-5 ECO IPS Part 15
Monitor: "16:9" (Player: "16:9")
The same screen settings on the monitor and player result in the correct aspect ratio, but truncated display. Both the height and width are affected here.
Monitor: "4:3" (Player: "16:9" / Player: "4:3")
If the monitor is set to 4:3, it does not matter whether 16:9 or 4:3 is defined as an image format on the player. Display is always stretched to the panel height. Once more, overscan is clearly visible.
Monitor: "4:3" (Player: "4:3" & "Set image format")
Only when "Set image format" is also selected on the monitor is display of 4:3 film material possible with the correct aspect ratio. However, the image content is also truncated in width for 4:3 display.
Let us summarise: We did not succeed in avoiding overscan for any image setting, neither on the Fujitsu P22W-5 nor on the Sony Blu-ray Player. Here, it does not matter whether the image format is 4:3 or 16:9. Overscan is omnipresent. This has a visible effect on true film material. We illustrated the negative effect of the overscan using a scene from a DVD and Blu-ray film.
On the left, the full screen display is shown with slightly stretched but almost intact image content and on the right is a picture of 16:9 display with the correct aspect ratio but a strongly truncated image. Here, it does not matter whether the material is a DVD or Blu-ray film.
Playback via Blu-ray player: scene from DVD film "Constantine".
Playback via Blu-ray player: scene from Blu-ray Film "Welcome to the Jungle".
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