Anamorphic Squeeze

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  1. Jack Fanning

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    On my Sony KP53HS10, is the squeeze trick simply taking an anamorphic DVD and, using the menu, converting from 4:3 to 16:9? Is that all there is to doing this function?
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  2. Abdul Jalib

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    Yes. Set your DVD player set to 16:9 and leave it there forever.
     
  3. Patrick Ferrara

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    Abdul,
    I have the same set. What about non-anamorphic material, or even (God forbid) 4:3 material? Does it still make sense to keep the DVD player and the TV in 16x9 mode?
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  4. KevinLandry

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    Yes - keep it there. Non-anamorphic dvd's, including any that are 4:3 will display normally......not a small 4:3 picture that you might suspect. Your TV is smarter than you think.
     
  5. Michael Jsmith

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    I've got the KP61HS10. If you play a non-anamorphic DVD through Video 5 with the DVD and TV set to 16:9, it will look squished. What I do is run component cables into Video 5, and leave both the DVD player and TV set to 16x9. Then, I run an S-video cable to Video 4, leave the DVD set to 16x9, and the TV automatically goes to 4:3, since only Video 5 can do the 16:9 squeeze trick. That way, I never have to change any settings. And I tell my wife and kids just to flip between Video 4 and 5 to see which picture looks right--beats the hell out of trying to show them how too change the TVs 16:9 mode to 4:3 for non-anamorphic DVDs. I gave up long ago trying to even explain to them what an anamorphic DVD is [​IMG]. Hope this helps.
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  6. Michael Jsmith

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    Ooops. I meant to say if you run a 4:3 DVD through Video 5 with both TV and DVD set to 16:9, it will look squished. [​IMG] sorry
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