Qustion about Sony 16:9 enhancement feature

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  1. Truan

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    I just got a widescreen Sony: KV-30HS420.

    Reading through the manual, I noticed that other screen sizes in the line have a specific feature called "16:9 enhancement", but the 30" does not.

    My question is: Since mine does not have this feature, will I get the intended result from DVD's that are "enhanced for 16:9 TV's"? Is the Sony feature necessary to enjoy this?

    My guess is that I will, and that the Sony enhancement feature just squeezes the scan lines and gives an even clearer picture. But, I'm not familiar with the feature, so I wondered if anyone here could clear it up for me.

    Thanks in advance for the info.
     
  2. Yohan Pamudji

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    Your TV is widescreen already, and HD at that, so it doesn't need 16:9 enhancement. That feature allows a 4:3 set to display 16:9 material without wasting any lines of resolution for the black bars at the top and bottom. Your TV will display fully 16:9 material anyway.
     
  3. Truan

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    Thanks for the reply.

    Why would a 16:9 TV have this feature? For standard aspect ratio (4:3) programs?
     
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    16:9 TV's do not have this feature, it is a feature found only on 4:3 TV's.
     
  5. Truan

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    Thanks.

    I realized that as soon as I posted it.
     

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