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Old 05-18-00, 01:50 AM
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I just got a Zenith 36in Tv (model # IQB36B44W ). It looks amazing and has a buttload of inputs, to include a componet. I however, can not for the life of me find out what resolution this supports.. it says it has 800 hor lines of resolution so I assume it can do dvds 480i no problem (I have seen some dvd players state it does 520 i don't know if the actual dvd can take advantage of this but if so I'm hoping my tv will be able to handle this also since 520 is less then 800...) Also the big burning question I have is... can this set take advantage of progressive since I would LOVE to get a toshiba 5109 or one of the models that's replacing it. However I'm not sure I can benefit from progressive scan or not. I have been to Zenith's website and can't find anything, the manual says nothing either.. so maybe some of you guys can give me a hand. I would really appreciate help with these burning questions, trying to get the answer is driving me nuts!! Thanks,


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Old 05-18-00, 02:19 AM
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You can try looking for your TV at 800.com
They usually list the resolution of the TVs they have in stock.

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Old 05-18-00, 03:04 AM
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quote:<HR>Originally posted by ripthorne:
You can try looking for your TV at 800.com
They usually list the resolution of the TVs they have in stock.

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Thank you sir, however this is all that was listed


Horizontal Resolution 800

Audio Output Power 3W x2

Dimensions 34.4"W x 30.1"H x 24"D

Unit Weight 115 lbs.

Shipping Weight 162 lbs.

Cabinet Color Charcoal

Why is it so difficult for a tv manufacturer to list... "this tv can do up to [fill in here] by interlaced and progressive scans (or just I ect..)
Old 05-18-00, 01:59 PM
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moving up for help
Old 05-18-00, 05:00 PM
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When a tv spec say 800/900/1000 lines of resolution, they are referring to horizontal lines of res. This translates the ability to resolve vertical lines on the screen. The 500 vertical lines of res that a dvd can display are in fact the number of horizontal lines.
Therefore, that spec on your tv has nothing to do with whether or not it can support 480i.
Old 05-18-00, 05:18 PM
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Ok lush I'm a tad bit confused. I do understand that a tv is going to try and boast the highest ammount of resolution they can, even if it really isnt exactly true (ie many car companies boast how many MPG a car can get for the highway but never mention the city right away) I really thoguht I knew a decent ammount about home entertainment until I got a tv that really didnt give me any specs whatsoever or really any means (that I know of) to find out. I appreciate all the help so far and apologize for being such a newbie.

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Old 05-18-00, 08:13 PM
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I called zenith and talked to a bunch of different people with different answers. I actually ended up calling their tech line and talking to a tech who knew how to repair tvs but didnt knwo mcuh abotu resolution :P The basic answers I am getting is it can handle every from 800 lines and below. So that's like them saying it can handle 720i or 720p, which I know isn't true. I was also told it can do progressive. I feel like I don't know anything anymore I just want to make sure this tv can do ACTUAL 480I (a dvd) and possibly 480P ... any1 know why its so difficult for the very company to explain this for me? Maybe I am getting some of the terms mixed up or not understanding them completely to ask the right questions... such as some of the info lush passed on. If anyone can set me straight pls feel free to do so or let me know if its the tech support just confusing me with a bunch of crap. Thanks,
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Old 05-19-00, 02:28 PM
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The video on this set is interlaced only and cannot resolve a progressive scan format. If a TV can do this, the marketing material would certainly say so, and would make a big deal of it.

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Old 05-19-00, 05:59 PM
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Thanks for the answer steve!
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To view 480i, you'll have to do the "anamorphic squeeze" trick on your TV. Usually it is accomplished by getting into your service menu and fooling with settings, on some models it's easy to do, others not so easy. I don't know particularly about Zenith, but I do remember that Sony and Toshiba are usually the easiest models to do this.

Anyways, I think you should be able to find some stuff on this by searching this forum regarding the anamorphic squeeze trick.

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Heh, I was bored so I dug some stuff up, go ahead and read this.
http://gregl.net/videophile/16x9on4x3.htm

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