Hello, I just purchased a Philips Q50 DVD and what I noted is that my xbr450 doesn't have the "auto" option in the 16:9 compression anymore when I connect the Q50.
I have to turn it on everytime I watch a movie, is there anyway to correct this???
When in progressive mode, my Toshiba 4700 does the same thing. I believe it's a function of the XBR, not the DVD player. Sending a progressive signal to the XBR disables DRC and the automatic anamorphic squeeze. But, if you have a programmable remote, you may be able to program a macro key to take care of the setting in one easy keypress. That's how I dealt with the issue.
BTW, I came REAL close to purchasing the Q50 before settling on the 4700. The only thing that put me off with the Q50 was its availability. So other than the lack of an automatic anamorphic squeeze, how do you like your Philips?
Well, my last dvd player was a Panasonic RV-31, so the Q50 is a big step forward compared to the RV-31.
But I can tell you, the Q50 is a great player for that price, the image quality excellent.
What I really like about the Q50 are the firmware upgrades via cdrom.
No, this is normal when using a progressive scan player. The XBR450 will not auto-detect Widescrene source you have to switch it manually. A bit strange though. I am not sure why Sony did not figure this one out. One fix (if you have a learning remote) is to code the sequece so that it is a one button operation. Still a bit of a pain since that is what many people will use.
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