Watching widescreen DVD's

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  1. Kevin_M_E

    Kevin_M_E Auditioning

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    I have a Sony Wega 32" TV (KV-32FS100) that does 16:9 Enhanced Mode. When I watch widescreen DVD's, I know that I should have the TV use the enhanced mode, but should I also tell my DVD that my TV is 16:9? My DVD player has three settings, 4:3 letterbox, 4:3 Panscan and 16:9 Wide. Which setting should I use?
     
  2. Dean_D

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    You are correct. When you turn on 16:9 enhanced you should make sure the DVD is set for a 16:9 TV because this is what you have set your TV to work like. 4:3 letterbox is kind of useless in my opinion when you have 16:9 enhanced on your TV. 4:3 panscan is for full screen and non-anamorphic DVDs.
     
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    Another difference between 4:3 letterbox and 4:3 pan&scan on my DVD player is it defaults to whichever one you pick when a DVD has both on the same side of the disc. If my player's menu is set to Pan&Scan, and I pick widescreen in the DVD menu, it will still show me the Pan&Scan.
     
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    Michael:

    I believe 4:3 letterbox will squeeze full screen dvds. As you said 16:9 doesn't and this is why I believe the mode is pointless when you have 16:9.
     
  6. Michael Reuben

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    I'm not really getting the advantage of 16:9 here. I have a similar set to Kevin. If the dvd is widescreen the tv automatically letterboxes it for me. What does 16:9 get me?

    Tim
     
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