Does my 4x3 TV has 16x9 Enhanced mode?

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  1. ChrisBrown

    ChrisBrown Auditioning

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    Hi guys,

    How can I tell if my 80cm 4x3 Sony Wega TV supports 16x9 Enhanced mode?

    Thanks!
     
  2. Allan Jayne

    Allan Jayne Cinematographer

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    Most TV sets actually do support 16:9 enhanced mode. The difficulty is that the control to do it might not be conveniently accessible. It might be a screwdriver adjustment perhaps labeled "height" or "vertical size" under the back cover, or a menu or service menu adjustment perhaps labeled "vsiz".

    If the 4:3 TV "officially" has 16:9 enhanced mode, there will be information about that mode in the instruction manual.

    If the 4:3 TV has gray instead of black top and bottom bars when in 16:9 mode, (turn the brightness way up after turning the contrast way down, just for a minute) it is probably not giving a true 16:9 enhancement but rather is doing the same downconversion that DVD players use for 4:3-only TV's.

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  3. Topher

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    What is the model number? That might help. The otpion on my sony wega is in the setup submenu and it is actually called 16:9 enhanced mode. Quite nice. At least until I get a spiffy new widescreen monitor.
     
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    All WEGAs of 27 inches and above have the 16:9 mode.
     

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