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Old 07-30-01, 03:09 PM
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Which 16:9 set has the best 'zoom'?

I may be interested in purchasing a 16:9 tv soon, and I'm curious as to which set does the best job of zooming?

That is, on non-anamorphic letterboxed dvd's or tv. 'Blowing up' the image to fit the screen. Which brand does the best job of this...?

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Old 07-30-01, 07:55 PM
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i don't own any HD equpment myself but a friend of mine got this dvd player:

JVC XV-S65GD (i am 98% sure this is what he has)

I know it isn't what you asked but his JVC Progressive scan had a zoom bulit into the dvd play that was far superior when compaired to the zoom on his HDTV. We tested it whith non-amorphic versions of the rock and enemy of the state and you could not see nearly as many scan lines as when you used the TV's zoom. I would look into getting a DVD player that had a zoom over the TV.
Old 07-31-01, 09:43 PM
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I have a 55" Diamond Series Mitsibishi 16X9 TV (I forget the exact model number). It stretches the picture vertically with the push of a button. I have a progressive scan DVD player, so between the two devices, non-anamorphic DVDs look okay (at least compared to my former 16X9 Proscan TV, which did not let you "correct" the picture this way). The Mitsubishi lets you manipulate the picture 5 different ways, which comes in handy while watching ordinary TV.
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For the toshibas tw2 works great

From what I read on the panasonic RP91, it can do scaling of non-anamorphic DVDs, so you could leave your tv in full/standard mode.

By the way what mode is best used for non-anamorphic on the Mits widescreens?

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Old 08-01-01, 09:15 PM
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The best mode on the Mitsubishi for non-anamorphic DVDs is called "expand."

It also has zoom, stretched, narrow (4:3), and standard. Standard is fine for anamorphic DVDs. Zoom doesn't stretch the image at all; it just blows it up and makes it a bit blocky. Stretched mode stetches the image horizontally on the left and right sides of the picture but leaves the center of the image unchanged; this is good for filling up the whole screen while watching regular TV. Narrow leaves a regular TV image unchanged but you get grey bars on the left and right sides of the screen.

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