16:9 anamorphic squeeze on 27" Sony Wega - Not always a good idea!

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  1. Basi Nanda

    Basi Nanda Stunt Coordinator

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    It works nice and all, but it is not intelligent enough to distinguish between various widescreen formats. For example it squeezed Dr. No (which is taller than the normal 1.85:1) to 1.85:1 thus making the picture looking squashed. Same with Goldfinger. I turned off the anamorphic squeeze on my TV and turned on the 4:3 letterbox mode on DVD player, and the picture had atleast 2 inches more on the top and the bottom. I am not a technical geek, but I can see the difference clearly.

    Does this problem happen in widescreen sets as well?
     
  2. Jack Briggs

    Jack Briggs Executive Producer

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    Basi, on some units WEGAs have been known to "oversqueeze" when going into 16:9 mode. This is correctible via the service menu.
     
  3. Ronn.W

    Ronn.W Second Unit

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    What Jack said. You need to check out these pages, and perform everything at your own risk [​IMG]

    http://www.keohi.com/keohihdtv/brand...sony_tips.html

    16:9 enhanced mode is why you want a Wega of any size. Adjusting the size of the squeeze (and a couple of other things like red push) is a must though.
     
  4. Basi Nanda

    Basi Nanda Stunt Coordinator

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    Thanks for the feedback guys.

    Also I noticed that the geometry is crooked in the top two inches of the screen. But since it is not possible to correct these problems without going into the service menu, I guess I will leave it alone, as I am scared of messing up.
     
  5. Basi Nanda

    Basi Nanda Stunt Coordinator

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    Btw, the link for keohi did not work. Can you please make corrections and post the right URL? I would like to see what they have to say.
     
  6. Scott L

    Scott L Producer

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    Woiks for me.
     
  7. Basi Nanda

    Basi Nanda Stunt Coordinator

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    Yup, works now. Guess the site was down yesterday when I tried.
     
  8. Basi Nanda

    Basi Nanda Stunt Coordinator

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    Used the service menu successfully with AVIA to adjust the oversqueeze, using the circle IRE grid and a tape measure.

    I have a geometry problem at the top two inches of the screen where the grid lines appear bent. Is there a service menu settinng to fix this?
     

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