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    Moderated By: claudio
    Agoraquest Forum Index Television Configuration
    Auto 16:9 on KV-36HS500 Dashboard
    Replies: 7 | Views: 1,978
    Last Reply: February 6, 2003, 10:03 pm

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    Author Auto 16:9 on KV-36HS500

    Rank: Sony Fan

    Joined: Jan 16, 2003
    Posts: 1
    From: Erie

      Posted: 2003-01-18 11:22

    Is their any way to turn off the 16:9 enhanced mode on a 36HS500? When certain wide screen DVD's (Lord of the Rings for example) are played on my NC655P player the picture is "oversqueezed" so that the black bars are double their normal width which leaves a very small vertical viewing area. The player is connected to the TV by component connection to Video 5 on the TV. The 4:3; 4:3 PAN; and 16:9 settings from the player do nothing to change the picture area. Changing from progressive to interlaced also no effect.
    Any help would be appreciated.



    Rank: Sony Fan

    Joined: Dec 24, 2002
    Posts: 9
    From: New Berlin, WI

      Posted: 2003-01-23 15:27

    I feel your pain. While I have been posting the same question to this forum, I have been unable to get an answer. Basically, I have not found a way to turn it off (including what I can decipher from service mode).

    The good news is this, a new DVD player will probably fix your problem. I am not familiar with the model of DVD player you're referring to. I have an old JVC and, no matter the DVD, it was sending the signal to the TV to go to widescreen mode. A new DVD player (I of course got a progressive scan, which I will also say made a world of difference in image quality) made the problem go away.


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    Joined: Dec 26, 2002
    Posts: 14
    From: Huntsville, AL

      Posted: 2003-01-28 14:37

    Are you sure the TV is doing this? I noticed that LOTR is presented in 2.35:1, while some widescreen formats are 1.85:1. The 2.35:1 has a thinner vertical viewing area than the latter ratio.


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    From: Houston, TX

      Posted: 2003-01-28 15:43

    I am with rocketcity about LOTR, though you may still have a different problem.

    The LOTR DVD is anamorphic, so the TV should do the anamorphic squeeze to retain the correct prespective. There's really no such thing as "over squeezed".

    However, I've heard of some Sony TV's squeezing an non-anamoprhic picture. Now, that IS a real problem, but that is not the case here.



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    Posts: 9
    From: New Berlin, WI

      Posted: 2003-01-30 20:04

    I believe I mis-read the original post. The widescreen version of LOTR is in 2.35:1 format. This will create wider bars on the top and bottom than usual. In fact, if you had a widescreen TV, you'd STILL have bars on the top and bottom because the screen is 16:9.


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    Joined: Jan 28, 2003
    Posts: 4
    From: Long Island, NY

      Posted: 2003-02-04 09:50

    It helps to have a dvd player with a ZOOM.
    I minimize the oversized horizontal lines by experimenting with the zoom on the 4:3, 4:3 scan, and 16:9 modes, and pick the one that produces the least distorted picture. Also, try to buy the FULL SCREEN versions of dvds
    where available to avoid your problem. [*]null


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    Joined: Nov 06, 2002
    Posts: 125
    From: Santa Clara, CA

      Posted: 2003-02-05 12:41


    Buy widescreen always! NO OAR NO SALE!!!

    Unless of course you like to lose 40% of the picture and when you get a 16x9 TV which will be standard within years to come you will have 40% picture loss and black bars on the sides.

    Widescreen only!!! Utilize that 16x9 enhanced mode the way it should be used. Set your DVD player to 16x9 and the 16x9 enhanced mode to auto and just enjoy.


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    Joined: Jan 28, 2003
    Posts: 4
    From: Long Island, NY

      Posted: 2003-02-06 22:03

    Jeff Lam may be right regarding full screen dvd
    for 16:9 TVs. The question posed here is for a 4:3 TV which should accomodate full screen dvd better than a wide screen format.

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