anamporphic squeeze wat exactly does it do? Please need help

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  1. Sergio Stephano

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    Hello all..i have read all the guides and can't tell what this really does...what does the 16:9 enhanced mode do for dvds? i havea jvc 27" non flat screen and dvds seem to be fine, but then everyone says you can't live without a sony wega with the squeeze...what exactly does it do? and does it do anything for full screen dvds?

    THanks all and sorry for the noobish questoin
     
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    The 16:9 mode is used only for anamorphic DVD's.
    If you say that anamorphic DVD's look fine on your 4:3 TV (DVD player set to 4:3) they will look even better if you can do the squeeze (16:9 mode; not always easy or possible or quick, not all TV sets have service menu adjustments for it, sometimes you have to reconverge each time when switching aspect ratios and it's not worth the trouble.)
    If you turn up the brightness a bit and look closely at the anamorphic picture you find that many scan lines are wasted above and below the picture. With the squeeze you set the DVD player to 16:9 and leave it there. On anamorphic DVD's the picture has the same dimensions but more scan lines are inside the picture and fewer are in the black areas above and below.
    If you haven't done it before, you can try it with your computer monitor. Look for the button or menu entry "vertical size" or with the symbol of a screen with up and down arrows in it. By manipulating this control you can adjust the picture down to a 16:9 aspect ratio.
    More:
    http://members.aol.com/ajaynejr/vidwide.htm
     
  4. PennyB

    PennyB Auditioning

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    Sergio,
    I also have a 27" JVC TV (27D502?). You can do the "squeeze" on the JVC TVs, too, and it definately makes a difference in the overall clarity of anamorphically enhanced DVDs. (Note that it won't do anything for non-enhanced DVDs or for regular 4:3 TV.)
    The link below is to an earlier thread that tells you how to do this on JVC TVs.
    http://www.hometheaterforum.com/htfo...orphic+squeeze
    Good luck and enjoy the improved picture!
     

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