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Star Wars: Episode I & TV Overscan

Discussion in 'Archived Threads 2001-2004' started by Hector X. Cruz, Oct 3, 2001.

  1. Hector X. Cruz

    Hector X. Cruz Stunt Coordinator

    Aug 22, 1999
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    Hello, all.
    With my excitement building day by day for the Episode I DVD release, I pose a question. Is there a way to eliminate TV overscan?
    When I first saw the movie, one of my favorite scenes was the quick shot of Darth Maul using the force to lift some droid debris and hurling it into the door control panel behind him during the lightsaber duel. I vividly remember seeing the full impact of the droid hitting the panel complete with explosion.
    I have owned the Japanese import laserdisc and now own the domestic VHS version (I downgraded a year ago to buy my fiance's engagement ring). In either case, the TV's frame obscures the inch or so that would reveal this awesome image. You just see the far left-hand side of the impact.
    I own a 32-inch 1995 Sony TV, not a WEGA. It has been a great TV and I will be upgrading to a 36-inch WEGA with progressive scan capability in about 2 years. But until then, I have to cope with my lowly 32 incher. Is there any way to meddle with the factory settings or the internal service menu to eliminate the overscan?
    Somebody give me some good news.
    13 days to go!
    [Edited last by Hector X. Cruz on October 03, 2001 at 12:20 PM]
    [Edited last by Hector X. Cruz on October 03, 2001 at 12:21 PM]
  2. Michael TLV

    Michael TLV THX Video Instructor/Calibrator

    Mar 16, 2000
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    Calgary, Alberta
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    Michael Chen
    HSIZ on the Sony units will reduce left/right overscan.
    But you might not be able to go less than 4% even on tube sets due to gross geometry errors that creep in.
    Michael @ The Laser Video Experience

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