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    Moderated By: claudio
    Agoraquest Forum Index Television Configuration
    34XBR800 and DVD auto-display Dashboard
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    Last Reply: September 22, 2003, 11:08 pm

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    Author 34XBR800 and DVD auto-display

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    Joined: Sep 14, 2003
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      Posted: 2003-09-16 22:43

    Does anyone know the answer to this: on a KV-34XBR800, is a DVD on component input going to be recognized so that it's picture automatically displays in the right ratio (assuming one has set the output on the DVD player itself to be 16:9/widescreen)?

    Mine doesn't, but it used to. The problem is, I've forgotten whether I set it up that way, back when I bought it, using the Wide Mode auto-settings. Since the power blackout, all my DVDs have been starting up in 4:3/small screen mode, even if the image itself is in a 16:9 format.



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      Posted: 2003-09-22 19:59

    No one?


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    From: Albuquerque, NM

      Posted: 2003-09-22 21:17

    OK. Well I read your posting but didn't have a sure answer. I have this same TV connected to a JVC DVD player. Probably both the TV and your player lost their memory during the blackout. If I had to bet money, I'd bet that the problem is in the settings of the DVD player rather than the TV. Anyway, I would play around with combinations of settings between the two devices. I know that DVDs behave differently depending on whether they're enhanced or not. The ones that are enhanced for 16:9 seem to cause the TV to switch to wide mode automatically. Others do not. Some cause the switch but aren't marked "Enhanced...." Anyway, I'd use a 16:9 DVD in your player while trying to find the right settings.
    Best I can do.


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    From: Los Angeles

      Posted: 2003-09-22 23:08

    I have the 34HS510, and from my understanding, most DVD players are outputting signals at 480p. The Sony TV does not automatically recognize 480p as a HD signal, so you must set screen size in the televisions video menu. Once you set it once, it should stay that way until you change it again. If you have a HD source that send signals at 720p or 1080i, the TV will automatically adjust the screen size to the true size. I hope that helps.

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