And in the process, remove a huge chunk of the picture on screen?Have you ever zoomed a movie to remove the bars on the top and bottom ?
I would never do that since I would then lose roughly 33% of the movie in addition to having poorer PQ. This has been discussed in the FAQ above and in the following extensive thread. If you wish to discuss black bars, please read the following thread first and post there if you have anything to add/question. If you wish to discuss zoom in DVD players, please use this thread.Have you ever zoomed a movie to remove the bars on the top and bottom ?
The only time I use zoom is when it's a 16:9 image letterboxed in a 4:3 frame. Given that all you're doing is enlarging the already poor quality, what's left to degrade? Zooming will only make the loss of detail more apparent, just as though you moved closer to the screen. It will not degrade it.Zooming degrades the picture quality.