Wega 16:9 Mode

Discussion in 'Archived Threads 2001-2004' started by eric_kl, Apr 16, 2002.

  1. eric_kl

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    Why isn't the 16:9 enhanced mode correctly calibrated from the factory on the Wega sets? Why have a feature that requires service menu adjustment just so that the picture is not oversquezed.

    Also, why isn't the red push problem corrected at the factory.
     
  2. JoshF

    JoshF Supporting Actor

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    Sounds like you got a lemon; the 16x9 mode has a perfect aspect ratio for me on a 27FS12. Plus, the red push is pretty decent on this tube, especially compared to the Toshiba 20AF12 I just picked up.
     
  3. Michael St. Clair

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    I have a lot of experience with these.

    The HD-capable sets usually oversqueeze. This is common, and you do not have a rare 'lemon'.

    The regular (interlaced) sets with squeeze modes are usually pretty close, except they turn off the scan gun for too long to avoid showing the VBI information, and you get part of the image cropped top and bottom. ALL of the interlaces squeezed sets seem to do this, but I haven't checked the latest models. This problem is easily verified with VE/Avia test patterns and toggling the set in and out of squeeze mode.
     
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    ChrisMatson Cinematographer

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    I guess that my XBR450 that squeezes just fine is unusual then? I haven't heard that oversqueezing is a common problem.
     
  5. Mark Hobbs

    Mark Hobbs Stunt Coordinator

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    I thought my 27fs13 was squeezing properly until I got the AVIA disk and a ruler and checked it out. Sure enough, it was oversqueezing by about 3/4". It was easy to correct in the service menu, though. And the improvement is noticeable.
    Red push is not too bad on my unit.
    This website was helpful: http://members.accessus.net/~090/awh/sonyadj.html
     
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  7. JoshF

    JoshF Supporting Actor

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    Doesn't sound like a huge deal to me. The key is that the Wegas have the option within a menu, easily accessible, rather than through a service menu.

    Out of curiosity, I checked my 27FS12 again with Home Theater Essentials, and it appears my 16x9 mode is just fine.
     
  8. Jeff

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    All the Wega's are over squeezed. Some people just don't notice it. Unfortunately this can't be adjusted in the service menu on the FS series unless you don't mind the 4x3 material being affected as well.

    Jeff
     
  9. JoshF

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    Jeff:

    As I mentioned, and let me reiterate: My 27FS12 isn't oversqueezed. This has been verified with a full test with a calibration CD (Essentials).

    Perhaps I got lucky, or perhaps "all" of them aren't oversqueezed.

    -Josh
     

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