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The panoramic mode emulates that of a wide screen broadcast for 4:3 transmissions. This is achieved by maintaining the proportions of the centre of the screen while shrinking the images on the top and bottom of the screen. Note: This mode is generally recommended if AUTO is not selected
The 16:9 ratio is the format that is usually transmitted by the broadcasting stations. The C16:9L format is used to expand a 16:9 â€˜letter boxâ€™ broadcast so that it uses the full screen to display the picture so that the image does not appear â€˜crushedâ€™.
The 14:9 ratio is the format that is sometimes transmitted by the broadcasting stations. The C14:9L format is used to expand a 14:9 broadcast so that it produces an image of true proportions, but because of the original ratio the screen will have thin black bars to the right and to the left of the picture.
Some broadcasters transmit in a 14:9 format, which appears with black bands down each side of your picture. C14:9LS enlarges the picture (which can cut off the top) so these black bars are no longer visible.
The conventional picture format for most broadcasts is the 4:3 ratio signal which gives black bars to the sides of the screen and this is consistent with screen compression (see right).