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    KV-32FS320 and 16:9 enhanced questions Dashboard
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    Author KV-32FS320 and 16:9 enhanced questions
    audispartan

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    Joined: May 09, 2005
    Posts: 5
    From: The World

      Posted: 2005-05-09 13:45

    Greetings! Great site here. I am new to the Sony TV experience....well, sort of. My first new Sony that I just bought is a KV-32FS320. I have had a hand-me-down 27" Trinitron that is close to 15 years old (great picture, still). Anyway, here are some general questions I had regarding my new set, the KV-32FS320 (traditional non-HD set):

    General questions:
    1. Does the 16:9 enhanced feature only work with component connections? Or do other connections work with it as well. Currently have a DVD (component, and 16:9e looks awesome), RCA Directv (S-video), and vcr (composite connection).

    2. Are there any hazards to using the 16:9 enhanced mode? More screen wear?

    3. What is the total lines of resolution in the 16:9 enhanced mode?

    Thanks, I'll hang up and listen.....


       


    audispartan

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    Joined: May 09, 2005
    Posts: 5
    From: The World

      Posted: 2005-05-09 16:16

    Another question:
    4. Will a progressive or upconverting DVD player change or improve the picture when using 16:9enhanced, at least compared to a traditional standard DVD player?


       
    jehill
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    Joined: Mar 13, 2003
    Posts: 14282
    From: Sewell, NJ

      Posted: 2005-05-09 16:19

    My answers are in magenta below and are correct, to the best of my knowledge:




    On 2005-05-09 13:45, audispartan wrote:
    General questions:
    1. Does the 16:9 enhanced feature only work with component connections? Or do other connections work with it as well. Currently have a DVD (component, and 16:9e looks awesome), RCA Directv (S-video), and vcr (composite connection).  That's a good question!  Most likely, the answer is "Yes".

    2. Are there any hazards to using the 16:9 enhanced mode? More screen wear?  Not if you keep the PICTURE aand BRIGTHNESS settings down at reasonalby levels.  I have had my 36XBR450 for nearly three years, watching HDTV daily.  There is no trace of a problem.

    3. What is the total lines of resolution in the 16:9 enhanced mode?  480p for a progressive input from a DVD player, 960i for a standard 480i source and 1080i from a HDTV source.





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    -John

    Sony A/V System: KDL-55XBR8, BDP-S550 and AVD-LA2500PKG, consisting of AVD-C70ES Super Audio CD/DVD Receiver, 4 SS-LA500ED surround speakers, 1 SS-LAC505ED center channel speaker and 1 SA-WD200 Active Subwoofer


       
    audispartan

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    Joined: May 09, 2005
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    From: The World

      Posted: 2005-05-09 17:17


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    On 2005-05-09 16:19, jehill wrote:
    My answers are in magenta below and are correct, to the best of my knowledge:







    On 2005-05-09 13:45, audispartan wrote:
    General questions:
    1. Does the 16:9 enhanced feature only work with component connections? Or do other connections work with it as well. Currently have a DVD (component, and 16:9e looks awesome), RCA Directv (S-video), and vcr (composite connection). That's a good question! Most likely, the answer is "Yes".

    2. Are there any hazards to using the 16:9 enhanced mode? More screen wear? Not if you keep the PICTURE aand BRIGTHNESS settings down at reasonalby levels. I have had my 36XBR450 for nearly three years, watching HDTV daily. There is no trace of a problem.

    3. What is the total lines of resolution in the 16:9 enhanced mode? 480p for a progressive input from a DVD player, 960i for a standard 480i source and 1080i from a HDTV source.








    Thank you for the response! Remember, though, that I have a standard NTSC tv, not HD. Do most of these answers still hold true?
    Also, I am keeping my brightness setting, etc. to "standard" level. Not using the Sony Vivid picture, etc...so I hope I am safe.


       
    jehill
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    Joined: Mar 13, 2003
    Posts: 14282
    From: Sewell, NJ

      Posted: 2005-05-10 16:24






    On 2005-05-09 17:17, audispartan wrote:
    3. What is the total lines of resolution in the 16:9 enhanced mode? 480p for a progressive input from a DVD player, 960i for a standard 480i source and 1080i from a HDTV source.



    Whoops!  I should have downloaded the manual for your TV first!.  I see that the component video input only accepts a 480i input.  It will not accept a 480p or 1080i input.  The 16:9 enhanced feature simply compresses the video vertically to fit in a 16:9 window with black bars above and below.  The number of lines displayed is always 480.


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    -John

    Sony A/V System: KDL-55XBR8, BDP-S550 and AVD-LA2500PKG, consisting of AVD-C70ES Super Audio CD/DVD Receiver, 4 SS-LA500ED surround speakers, 1 SS-LAC505ED center channel speaker and 1 SA-WD200 Active Subwoofer


       
    audispartan

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    Joined: May 09, 2005
    Posts: 5
    From: The World

      Posted: 2005-05-11 16:46

    So I guess my next questions are whether a progressive scan DVD would work with this NTSC tv and the 16:9 enhance mode? Also, is there a marked difference between a Directv receiver using S-video versus component, and is it worth it?
    thanks in advance...


       
    jehill
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    Rank: Sony Senior Advisor


    Joined: Mar 13, 2003
    Posts: 14282
    From: Sewell, NJ

      Posted: 2005-05-12 16:53

    You cannot use a progressive scan DVD player with your TV; however, the standard 480i output will work just fine in the 16:9 Enhanced mode, providing that the DVD played is anamorphic (stretched vertically).

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    -John

    Sony A/V System: KDL-55XBR8, BDP-S550 and AVD-LA2500PKG, consisting of AVD-C70ES Super Audio CD/DVD Receiver, 4 SS-LA500ED surround speakers, 1 SS-LAC505ED center channel speaker and 1 SA-WD200 Active Subwoofer


       
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