"Squeeze trick" on 4:3 HDTVs ??

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  1. steve jaros

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    Does anyone know if any of the 4:3 HDTV's sold in the US have a feature that allows the viewer to "unsqueeze" anamorphic DVDs to take advantage of the better resolution, or if any of them can be modified/tweeked at home to achieve the effect?
     
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    Sure......just set your DVD player to 16:9. It will unsqueeze the anamorphic DVD's. However, you will have some tall and skinny looking characters in the movies you watch.
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    I know the Sony 4:3 Wega HDTV has a 16:9 compression feature built into the set. Thus it will automatically do the squeeze without having to manually override settings in a service menu. You can check out the sony web site for the specs.
     
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    In addtion to the Sony Wega TVs, the following RPTVs have the "squeeze feature":
    Sony 53HS10
    Sony 61HS10
    Sony KP-43HT20 (new)
    Toshiba 43H71 (new)
    Toshiba 43HX71 (new)
    Toshiba 50H71 (new)
    Toshiba 50HX71 (new)
    I think some of the Panasonic direct views also do the squeeze, but I don't know which models.
    David
     
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    I really hate to say this and I hope I'm just being paranoid, but not so fast on those new Toshiba's!
    Toshiba's new brochure (still in draft form, I believe) has this to say:
     
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    Hi John,
    I based my comments on a press release on Widescreen Review's Archive News area (click on Webzine News and search for "Toshiba". It is one of the July 2nd releases). Here's a quote from the press release:
    Toshiba's Cinema Series HD line offers consumers a choice of five HDTV-compatible projection models, ranging from the 43-inch 43HX71 to the 65-inch 65HX81...
    ...Toshiba has upgraded the IDSC II technology in Cinema Series HDTV-compatible projection TVs to the new IDSC Pro system, which automatically converts 480i and 480p images to 540p, and automatically passes through 1080i images.

    Do you have any idea when the new models will be out so this can be verified or disproved?
    David
    [Edited last by David Head on August 13, 2001 at 04:28 PM]
     
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    See here- http://www.keohi.com/keohihdtv/usefu...sh_55hx70.html for my article on manually squeezing the Toshiba 55HX70 (a model currently available in the U.S.). The results are just beautiful, requiring about 4-8 minutes to do and undo. Good luck in your search-
    P.W.
     
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    Thanks for all the information, guys!
     

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