Wega question: difference between the FS and FV series?

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  1. JerryW

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    Ok, I'm just about ready to get a Wega 36"er, but I'm torn between the FS13 and the FV27. From what I can tell, the main differences are:
    1.) The FS13 doesn't have PIP (which I wouldn't even use anyway).
    2.) The FV27 does the 16x9 squeeze automatically for anamorphic content, while the FS13 requires that you select it manually (but that doesn't really bother me since my remote can do macros).
    3.) The FV27 puts out more WPC from it's front speakers, but since I never use my TV's speakers it's a moot point.
    Are there any other differences? Any important ones that I'm missing?
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    The FS series use a 3-line digital comb filter, while the FV use a "new" 3D digital comb filter.
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    Hmmm... concerning the comb filter, how much of a REAL difference would there be? I know this is subjective, but are we talking an "earth shattering" difference, or would it be minor/subtle?
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    Fx-##
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    FS = 3-line comb filter
    FV = '3D' Digital filter
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    13 = no PIP; manual squeeze
    17 = dual-tuner PIP; manual squeeze
    27 = PIP, auto squeeze
     
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    >are we talking an "earth shattering" difference, or would it be minor/subtle?
    Jerry,
    closer to the latter. However, the difference can be quite noticeable in some scenes. For instance, you will see far less moire shimmering. Hope this helps.
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    doesnt the fv have 1 more s-video input?
     

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