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JVC XV-D723GD or D723BK operation questions

Discussion in 'Archived Threads 2001-2004' started by Rob Michaw, Oct 30, 2001.

  1. Rob Michaw

    Rob Michaw Stunt Coordinator

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    I've had my player for nearly 4 months now hooked up via S-video to a non-progressive tube TV. I'm thanking my lucky stars, and on Thursday I take posession of the Toshiba 42HX81 and I will be hooking it up component via the progressive outs.
    My question is, how should I hook the player up? Have the unit switched on to 525p on the back (480 p in practical terms)? Should I have the setting switched via menu to "AUTO"? Should I also have the unit connected via S-vid so I can watch non-anomorphic discs, or do I still watch non-anomorphic discs via progressive? When watching non-anomorphic discs, do I switch the setting on the menu?
    Also, if for instance I am watching Gladiator using the "AUTO" or "FILM" setting (and I'm sure it will look great), do I then switch the setting to "VIDEO" via the menu when I watch a making of documentary? (this may be a bad question, because the documentaries on Gladiator may have been filmed anamorphically, but I think you get the idea...if the doc was filmed on video).
    Thanks. Any other useful tips would be greatly appreciated.
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  2. Sean Oneil

    Sean Oneil Supporting Actor

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    You will want to set the switch to progressive on the back of the player. Set the picture to Auto mode for 99 percent of your viewing (there are a few exceptions which require locking the player into 'film mode' ...Unbreakable and Titanic come to mind)
    Set your display to 16 X 9 Auto and pictures will be passed through to the set unchanged. Selecting 16 X 9 Normal will process 4 X 3 material so that it displays as 4 X 3 within your widescreen TV's anamorphic mode (it puts black bars on both sides of the image). I may have those two settings reversed (normal and auto mode), but you will be able to tell which one is which almost immediately when you play a DVD. Both modes will display anamorphic material unaltered.
    It is really not that hard to get the hang of, you'll see. I think that you will love this player provided it is working out of the box [​IMG]
    I have had mine (723) since around February, and everything has been great with it.
     
  3. rin

    rin Stunt Coordinator

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    I keep the progressive mode on "smart" 90 percent of the time and it seems to work well. Also, to take advantage of the player's ability to re-scale 4:3 letterbox material(properly flagged, of course e.g. POTA, Armageddon, etc.) you need to have the display type set to "16:9 normal".
    My two cents.
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