35mm slides to digital fles

Discussion in 'Digital Point & Shoot Camera' started by Richard Mahan, Dec 2, 2007.

  1. I recently had some old 35mm photo slides scanned and converted to digital
    files and copied to a CD when I view the files on the CD from my PC the
    results are acceptable however when I put the CD in my DVD player and view
    the photos on my TV monitor the results are often distorted and the quality
    poor.I really would appreciate some advice as to where I can go to get some
    help with this problem.
    Richard Mahan, Dec 2, 2007
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  2. Your TV probably has far lower resolution than your PC monitor and it's
    spread over a larger area, making the low resolution more obvious. Standard
    TVs are simply not very satisfactory for viewing high-definition images. If
    they're distorted on the TV but not on the PC, that suggests something is
    wrong with your DVD player as far as these kinds of files are concerned.

    Neil Harrington, Dec 9, 2007
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  3. You don't say what kind of a TV you have. If you have a HD (High Definition,
    wide screen) TV and you DVD is a SD (Standard Definition, squareish picture)
    DVD you will get a distorted picture if you have your TV set for the SD
    pictures to be stretched to fill the screen.

    If the above is correct set your TV to display the picture in it's native
    format. You should have a black strip down both sides of the TV.

    Have a good day.

    William Hathaway via PhotoKB.com, Dec 10, 2007
  4. Richard Mahan

    ChrisM Guest

    In message [email protected],
    <pedant mode>
    HD and SD are NOT the same thing as widescreen and 4:3 (squarish screen)!!

    You can have both SD widescreen or HD widescreen.
    4:3 displays can really only be SD, though it would be technically possible
    to make an HD 4:3 TV.

    </pedant mode>

    You do need to make sure that the output from your DVD is set to match
    whatever your TV is though, either 4:3 or Widescreen(16:9) otherwise the
    images will be either too fat or too tall.
    ChrisM, Dec 19, 2007
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