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Old 04-06-01, 12:04 PM
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In the Good Guys' ad today, 36" Sony FD flat screen, "This TV's auto enhanced mode gives you the opportunity to see your widescreen DVDs as...intended." It doesn't look like a 16 to 9 widescreen to me. Is it? And if it's not what the heck is "auto enhanced"?
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Don't have the TV, but I know it isn't a 16:9!

I think it has circuitry built in to stretch the picture for Anamorphic images to fit the screen. I have seen it talked about, but never paid much attention because I don't own one.
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I believe it is what they call the "anamorphic squeeze"
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The TV isn't a true 16:9 aspect ratio screen. However, it does have the ability to squeeze pictures for anamorphically enhanced films. There are 4:3 sets that have 16:9 anamorphic enhancement ability so it's not something that can only be done by a 16:9 screen tv.
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Originally posted by jumbojp
Don't have the TV, but I know it isn't a 16:9!

I think it has circuitry built in to stretch the picture for Anamorphic images to fit the screen. I have seen it talked about, but never paid much attention because I don't own one.
Oops! I think I meant squeeze not stretch, but then again I just probably don't know what the hell I am talking about

I am sure about the 16:9 answer though
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I thought the 16:9 squeeze feature was on the XBR models only - it was part of the "value add" for much steeper price. Do the regular Wegas do it too?
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I have the 27 inch model w/o picture-in-picture and it has an Enhanced 16:9 Mode on it.
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I'm pretty sure the reason that the XBR Sony VVEGAS are more expensive is because they're HDTV ready. I have a 32" VVEGA KV-32FS12... the lowest end 32" VVEGA TV... and it has the anamorphic squeeze, but it is not HDTV ready.
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All VVega's 27 inch on up have the 16:9 enhancment.. and i have heard the result is quite amazing.
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I dunno, I tried the "squeeze" on my set, and I don't think it made THAT much of a difference. Maybe I wasn't really looking that hard, though... it looks pretty good BEFORE the squeeze, so I'm not complaining. Does anyone have any scenes they can point people towards to compare "squeezed" & "non-squeezed?"
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I use the squeeze on my 27" and it provides a wonderful, scanlineless picture. Much superior to non-squeezed.
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I dunno, I tried the "squeeze" on my set, and I don't think it made THAT much of a difference. Maybe I wasn't really looking that hard, though... it looks pretty good BEFORE the squeeze, so I'm not complaining. Does anyone have any scenes they can point people towards to compare "squeezed" & "non-squeezed?"
Did you have your dvd player set to 16:9? and was the dvd you looked at "enhanced for widescreen tv's" (anamorphic)?
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Anamorphic Squeeze - Available on ALL VVegas 27" and up.

What does it do? When watching a normal 2.35:1 movie on your tv, black bars are on the top and bottom. These black bars are using roughly 1/3 of the entire resolution the TV has. The Anamorphic Squeeze takes the ENTIRE resolution of the TV and "squeezes" it so it appears more widescreen. The movie is then played on this compressed mode, which appears widescreen.

Result? A widescreen movie with about twice as much resolution. It is VERY nice, and I notive a HUGE difference when watching movies this way. In fact, that's the only wat I watch them now. You must set your DVD player so that it outputs for a widescreen tv (16:9 ratio).

Note: I believe the VVega will automatically do it if it gets the 16:9 signal (mine automatically does, the KV-FS12). I think the newer models have a menu setting for it.
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Myzery: Yeah, I set my DVD player and TV right, and the DVD was anamorphic.

SirPablo: I have the same model TV you have... I bought it in late February. Are you sure about the automatic "squeeze?" Is that in the manual somewhere?
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The ana squeeze is very nice. I have a Wega and couldn't imagine watching a DVD w/o the squeeze.
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Originally posted by michael_sharma
Myzery: Yeah, I set my DVD player and TV right, and the DVD was anamorphic.

SirPablo: I have the same model TV you have... I bought it in late February. Are you sure about the automatic "squeeze?" Is that in the manual somewhere?
Yes, set your DVD player so it outputs to a widescreen TV (16:9), they VVega will automatically recognize the signal.
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Originally posted by SirPablo
Originally posted by michael_sharma
Myzery: Yeah, I set my DVD player and TV right, and the DVD was anamorphic.

SirPablo: I have the same model TV you have... I bought it in late February. Are you sure about the automatic "squeeze?" Is that in the manual somewhere?
Yes, set your DVD player so it outputs to a widescreen TV (16:9), they VVega will automatically recognize the signal.
Only some Wegas automatically recognize anamorphic and do the squeeze. My 27FS16 does not. You have to go into the setup menu.
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I think only the FV26 line and the XBR400 line currently offer automatic switching to 16:9. The easiest way to do the menu is to set up a macro on your remote if you can.


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