I recently got a KV-36HS420. I want to hook up a Media Center PC to it. I want to figure out what resolutions and refresh modes the TV supports. I'm a little scared to just hook it up and try differnt things for fear of hurting the TV. How can I found out the manual that somes with the TV is useless
On 2005-05-11 17:27, andyross wrote: 720p and 1080i are widescreen only. I don't think you can get a full 4:3 screen with HD signals.
Just adding a slight detail: On at least 36" XS955 sets, there is a mode called "HD FULL," which is full-height, and it is used by the memory-stick feature. 16:9 HD program material is displayed as "VC 1080i," short for vertical compression.
I can't say whether HD FULL is available on the 36HS420 sets. They have a different operating system (i.e. not Linux), and the unit's firmware may not even allow HD FULL when chosen in service mode: 2170P-4/IDSW, which "forces" the various scan rates for testing purposes. If you are doing any tinkering in service mode, you can see if you can get HD FULL to fly.
There are columns in the service-code chart for 2170P items that are labeled "Comp1080i" and "DVI 1080i." Perhaps that implies that 1080i thru DVI *might* not be vertically compressed.
I can't imagine how you could fry the set by experimenting.
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