Get a Better Experience in Playing Blu-ray on Widescreen TV

Since we're nearing the Halloween holiday season, chances are that you'll be spending time with family and maybe even sharing your movie creations with them too. Nothing beats the big screen experience for movie watching. For me, this also happens to be the time when I realize how annoying it is to connect my TV to BD Player everytime I need to play my favourite Blu-ray. Then is it possible to rip and stream these hot Blu-ray movies to widescreen TV for better experience without Blu-ray player?

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Part I: Watching/Playing Your hot Blu-rays on widescreen TV Would Be Enticing

Part II: Best Blu-ray to TV Ripper for Playing Blu-ray Movies on widescreen TVs

Part III: Guide on How to Rip hot Blu-rays to widescreen TV Playable Formats

Part IV: More Options of Converting Blu-ray to widescreen TV

Part V: Extenal Knowledge

Part I: Watching/Playing Your hot Blu-rays on widescreen TV Would Be Enticing

Of course you can stream online audio/video content to your local widescreen TV, eg. Netflix, Amazon Instant Video, Hulu Plus, YouTube, and HBO GO to widescreen TV for instant viewing, playing games/music and more are also easy for you, But unfortunately, the required bandwidth and network condition are beyond your imagination. Especially, when no Wi-Fi is available, the 3G or 4G consumption will be unbearable.

Besides, widescreen TV will give you a wider screen picture, like unprecedented clarity, unequaled sharpness and the most crisp and defined sound. To top it all off, ripping Blu-ray to widescreen TV works as a true-life save point for long storage and protection against the unknown mishaps that might damage your Blu-ray.

Part II: Best Blu-ray to TV Ripper for Playing Blu-ray Movies on widescreen TVs

Apart from a great capacity of USB flash disk is needed to attach to your TV for movie storage, a powerful Blu-ray converter is very necessary. Here Dimo Video Converter Ultimate is the highly-recommended.

Why? It can convert all top-selling Blu-ray discs protected by BD+, latest MKB to widescreen TV with its compatible formats like MPEG, WMV, MKV, MP4, HEVC, etc.. The most advanced feature differing from many other Blu-ray rippers is: there is no need for you to know which parameters are suitable for your widescreen TV including pop TVs like Samsung TV, Panasonic TV, LG TV, Sony TV, 4K TV and more. Cause our professional Blu-ray to TV ripper has set your TV model as an output format, which concludes all formats compatible with widescreen TV. Even if you're a complete newbie for technical parameters towards media formats, this software make it easy for you to play any hot Blu-ray on widescreen TV. For mac user, Dimo Video Converter Ultimate for Mac is available.

Part III: Guide on How to Rip hot Blu-rays to widescreen TV Playable Formats

Just follow this step-by-step article, we will show you how to rip hot Blu-rays to widescreen TV playable formats by using this all-powerful Blu-ray to TV ripper.

Preparation: 

  • Install the Blu-ray to widescreen TV ripper on your disk: Download ripper on your computer (Windows or Mac one), double click the setup file following the Wizard, select a installation directory location as you like and finish the setup. 
  • Insert movie Blu-ray disk into the Blu-ray drive 

Step 1: Load the Movie Blu-ray to Blu-ray Ripper

Launch ripper, click "Add Blu-ray " button on the top toolbar to select and load the source movie Blu-ray disc.

Blu-ray Ripper for TV

Step 2: Select the widescreen TV Playable Output Format 

Open the output format list on the right and click "Device > TVS". Find your TV model and choose it as an output device.

Note: Playing Blu-ray via Apple TV is also supported, choose it from "Device > Apple". What's more: Dimo has also preloaded options for other Apple Android Sony Microsoft gadgets. 

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Step 3. Define the Saving Folder for Movie Video

You just need to click the "..." button at the bottom to "select folder" for saving the movie video in where you choose. Generally, folder in Disk C is not recommended to place the file. Since your widescreen TV supports expendable USB storage, you can also plug in the USB flash drive and select it as the destination folder, which helps to saving time of copying & pasting if necessary.

Step 4. Play Blu-ray on widescreen TV 

1. Use Google Cast

Connect widescreen TV to internet via WiFi or network cable at first. Install Google Cast Extension for Chrome browser on computer or portable devices. Open the ripped MP4 movie on a browser tab. Tap Google Cast icon and choose name of your TV. Click Full Screen button to play Blu-ray movie on widescreen TV with full screen view.

2. Use Video Streaming Apps

You can also download Google Cast enabled video/movie streaming apps for website, Android, iOS to cast Blu-ray movies to widescreen TV, for example Videostream.

3. Use Dimo Media Server

In one click, Dimo Video Converter Ultimate will share you media files on a PC to a widescreen TV directly. No need for an external hard drive or a USB cable. Let's go wireless! As long as your PC and smart TV or media streamer are connected to the same network, Video Converter Ultimate's Media Server plugin will work for you. All video and audio formats are supported. See how it works here.

Part IV: More Options of Converting Blu-ray to widescreen TV

1. By pressing "Settings", you could adjust the output profile parameters including Frame Rate, Bit Rate, Codec, Resolution, etc. (eg. changing Blu-ray video resolution to 720 * 480, 1280 * 720 etc., or resetting the aspect ratio. )

2. By hitting Edit button, you can edit Blu-ray video as you wish: trimming any segment of Blu-ray to convert; flipping Blu-ray video; adding special effect/watermark; convert source Blu-ray to 3D videos for VR heasets

Part V: Extenal Knowledge

What is Widescreen? 

Widescreen images are a variety of aspect ratios used in film, television and computer screens. In film, a widescreen film is any film image with a width-to-height aspect ratio greater than the standard 1.37:1 Academy aspect ratio provided by 35 mm film. In recent years, widescreen TV has already dominated the television market. Some well-known brands include Samsung, Vizio, LG, Sony, Panasonic, Sharp, Toshiba, Philips, Sanyo, JVC, Hisense, TCL, Apex, Supersonic, and Skyworth.

At the mention of widescreen TV, it's natural for us to think of flat-screen TV. Indeed, the vast majority of flat-screen TV is of widescreen. 

Widescreen TV Adopts 16:9 Formats 

In general, the widescreen TV screen always adopts 16:9 aspect ratio, with the function of stretching picture vertically or horizontally. Blu-ray movies adopts 16:9 (1920*1080pix) as storage aspect ratio. So, flat-screen televisions will automatically stretch the picture into 16:9 widescreen sight, after receiving the widescreen-deforming signals coming from Blu-ray.

How to remove the black bars on widescreen TV?

Having black bars on the top and bottom when you playback a Blu-ray on widescreen TV is normal. If the original format is 4:3, dispatch its into 16:9, image will be stretched while you don't actually lose any of the image. The black bar seems more like the extra part to the original video.

So to remove the black bars on widescreen TV, doing video parameters adjustment on your Blu-ray movie is necessary to get a better visual experience when playing Blu-ray on widescreen TV. Then it's good for you to change aspect ratio of video by clicking "Edit" and turn to "Adjust" tab before conversion task.

To make the display effect better fitted, you can choose "Keep aspect", "Fullscreen", "16:9" or "4:3", then use the "Crop" button to adjust the crop frame.

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Top-Selling Blu-rays in the United States 2016

Rank Title Units Sold Total Consumer Spending Purchase Link
1 Star Wars Ep. VII: The Force Awakens 5,135,068 $129,130,683 Buy
2 Deadpool 2,848,428 $55,562,302 Buy
3 Zootopia 2,052,871 $43,237,723 Buy
4 Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice 1,535,059 $38,321,786 Buy
5 The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 2 1,355,230 $26,703,296 Buy
6 The Good Dinosaur $28,344,966 $28,344,966 Buy
7 Spectre $23,671,743 $23,671,743 Buy
8 The Martian $23,171,444 $23,171,444 Buy
9 The Revenant $16,697,026 $16,697,026 Buy
10 Straight Outta Compton 759,961 $14,540,073 Buy

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