Need advice. Sony wega FS or Toshiba 32a41, or jvc av32d502?

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  1. Todd smith

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    Trying to decide on these tv's.

    Sony FS wega (16/9 compression mode) 749.99

    JvcAV32D502 not flat(no 16/9 compression) 581.99

    Toshiba 32A41 not flat(no 16/9 compression) 499.00

    The main reason I am considering the Sony is it has the 16/9 compression (dont exactly know what this does). I will watch a fair amount of dvd's as well as cable, and xbox.
     
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    To learn more on 16:9 enhancement mode click here. Anamophic dvd's look awesome on my Wega.
     
  3. Todd smith

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    Randy,

    Thanks for the link! That was really cool. The picture is definately better compressed, but it looks like it shrinks it vertically even more (more black on top and bottom) Is this true? Does a non squeezed image cover up more black area at the cost of lower resolution and vice versa with a squeezed image? (more black showing but better resolution?)
     
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    The black areas are the same size as they would be if you didn't set the player up to work with the squeeze trick (does that make sense?)
     
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    Yes. So no matter if it is compressed or not compressed size will be the same. The only thing that changes is the quality of the picture. Correct?
     
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    Todd,

    Are you sure about the "No 16x9" in the Toshiba?

    I'm thinking about this very same question(see my thread), and some folks think the Toshiba WILL squeeze. We're just

    not sure.

    Please share how you determined...with certainty...that it's not a feature of the Tosh, please?

    Thanks, Todd.

    Matt
     
  7. Dave Schofield

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    Todd, if I'm understanding your correctly, yes you are correct. It is a bit more complicated than that (there are a few settings you'll have to change on the DVD player, email me at [email protected] and I'll try to help).
     
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    I paid more to get the Sony just for the 16x9 mode. It alone was worth the difference in price. As a bonus, it also has the best picture on regular cable, as well. After experiencing the 'squeeze', I bet you will never be satisfied with a set that doesnt do it. I am really aware of the difference after watching a movie in the squeeze mode, then watching some of the bonus material that was not recorded in anamorphic mode. Wow! look at those scan lines!
     
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    The Toshiba can be "squeezed"--but only through the service menu.
     
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