Agoraquest Logo
The only place for the Sony Enthusiast Free Member Registration | Login | Contact Us | Quick Search Forum   
Main Menu
  • Home
  • Topics
  • Forums
  • Reviews
  • The Top
  • Web Links
  • File Downloads
  • Photo Gallery
  • Archived Articles
  • Media Center
  • Useful Sections
  • Sony Issues
  • Sony Alerts
  • Senior Members
  • Premium Members
  • eBay Sony Auction
  • Search Site
  • About Us
  • Recommend Us
  • Members List
  • Bookmark this Page

    Additional Features
  • Linking to Us
  • Owner Manuals
  • Calender of Events
  • Contact Us
  • Stock Market
  • Agorasearch
  • Break It Down Blog

  • Sponsors

    Who's Online
    Currently Online
    Total of:232 users
    SONYESP0.7 min
    Users will be removed if they logged out or are inactive for 35 minutes

    Most Online Users
    Total of:981 online users
    October 17, 2013, 10:29 pm

    Your Current Status
    You are Anonymous user. Register for free by clicking here.

    Log in to check your private message

    Moderated By: claudio
    Agoraquest Forum Index Television Configuration
    KV36XBR450 & Philips Q50 Dashboard
    Replies: 3 | Views: 2,025
    Last Reply: February 2, 2003, 5:15 pm

    View Printable Version of this thread
    Members below have participated in this thread
    dmclaskey | danafrost | jaime |
    Search other threads for related issues/solutions: or use Advance Forum Search
    Get the latest Exclusive Sony News by Joining our RSS Feed or Get RSS Via Email
    Author KV36XBR450 & Philips Q50

    Rank: Sony Fan

    Joined: Jan 12, 2002
    Posts: 10
    From: Peru

      Posted: 2002-04-25 14:42

    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???




    Rank: Sony Fan

    Joined: Oct 08, 2001
    Posts: 3
    From: Boise, ID

      Posted: 2002-04-26 03:25

    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?



    Rank: Sony Fan

    Joined: Jan 12, 2002
    Posts: 10
    From: Peru

      Posted: 2002-04-26 11:45

    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.


    Rank: Sony Fan

    Joined: Dec 07, 2001
    Posts: 4
    From: California

      Posted: 2003-02-02 17:15

    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.

    Advance Features
    Jump To:
of visitors to this page

    All logos and information in this site are property of their respective owner. The comments are property of their posters. This website, Claudio Meira and Agoraquest, LLC is not tided in any form to the Sony Corporation ( This unoffical website is just place where Sony products are reviewed among the general public. Sony is a registered of Sony, Inc. "PlayStation", "PlayStation2", the PlayStation "PS" logo, and all associated logos/graphics. "Agoraquest, LLC" and "" are associated exclusively with, and are NOT associated in ANY way with Sony Electronics, Inc. To view the privacy policy, please click here and to view the terms of use, please click here. If you have any further questions, please contact using our online form.