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Old 07-31-02, 11:27 AM
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What's your favorite viewing mode on your widescreen tv?

Just got a new Sony KP57HW40 widescreen and have been fooling with their wide modes--normal, full, wide and wide zoom. So far I like the full mode the best for anamorphic dvds. How about you guys?


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Old 07-31-02, 11:32 AM
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well I have a Toshiba, but the only mode which makes sense for an anamorphic DVD is full
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I'm sure this is a hardware related but my Mitsubishi has Standard for anamorphic material, Expand for non-anamorphic, Zoom, Stretch, and 4:3. I use all but the zoom.
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All my DVDs are anamorphic, so I only watch DVDs in Full mode.

In fact, I even use Full mode for TV.
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Originally posted by JimRochester
I'm sure this is a hardware related but my Mitsubishi has Standard for anamorphic material, Expand for non-anamorphic, Zoom, Stretch, and 4:3. I use all but the zoom.
ditto.
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Old 07-31-02, 01:57 PM
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Is there somewhere I could view a picture of a regular TV show (non-widescreen) on a widescreen TV in Full mode? I've been thinking about getting one and just wonder if it looks funny or not.
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Originally posted by JuryDuty
Is there somewhere I could view a picture of a regular TV show (non-widescreen) on a widescreen TV in Full mode? I've been thinking about getting one and just wonder if it looks funny or not.
I don't have a site or pic for you but I watch TV on full and imo it may look a little distorted and stretched but I don't mind its good enough for me. Try going to a store and seeing if they have a setup where they're showing a full screen show/movie on a widescreen TV.

I had a Toshiba too. I watch Anamorphic movies on Full, non-anamorphic on Theatrewide 2. TV on full
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Old 07-31-02, 03:14 PM
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I think that each HDTV manufacturer has their own terminology. On my Toshiba, I have: Normal, Theaterwide1, Theaterwide2, Theaterwide3, Full

For widescreen DVDs (anamorphic or not): FULL
For 4:3 DVDs: One of the Theaterwide modes...depends upon the disc.
For 4:3 TV: Theatrewide 1.
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Old 08-01-02, 03:37 AM
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On my Pioneer 16x9, I always stay in Full mode as I have the Panasonic RP-91 that scales non-Anamorphic DVD's to Anamorphic aspect ratio automatically!
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Old 08-05-02, 11:12 AM
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I have a Toshiba 50H81. On my TV, I use the following modes:

Theaterwide 1: for regular 4:3 TV
Theaterwide 3: for non-anamorphic
Full: for anamorphic sometimes

But the funny thing is, sometimes the Full mode actually cuts off the bottom of the picture sometimes. What's up with that?
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Old 08-05-02, 11:13 AM
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I've seen several threads discussing the problems of burn-in on widescreen TVs. Do any of you experience that as long as you view your regular TV programs in these various modes? Just curious...
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Toshiba 57h81

Anamorphic DVD: Full
Non-anamorphic DVD: either Theaterwide 1 or 2, depends on the disc
4:3 TV/Cable/VCR: Theaterwide 1
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