Which 32-36" TV's offer squeeze mode

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  1. Andrew Pratt

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    I'm looking for a cheaper 32" - 36" TV that has both discrete on and off codes as well as a squeeze mode for DVD's? I know the Sony Wega's fit this bill but they aren't in the price point I'm willing to pay for this TV (need to save up for a PJ)
    This thread has some info in it but are there any others out now?
    http://www.hometheaterforum.com/htfo...t=squeeze+mode
     
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    Andrew - As far as I know these are the only non-HDTV direct view sets that currently offer 16:9 capability without resorting to service menu tweaks:

    JVC AV32F703
    JVC AV36F703
    SONY KV-32FS100
    SONY KV-36FS100
    SONY KV-32FS200
    SONY KV-36FS200

    What's your budget? Best Buy currently has the 32" JVC for $750 and the 32" FS100 WEGA for $799 with no interest financing and no payments until 1/2004. You're probably no going to get much cheaper than that for your requirements unless you find an open box item.
     
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    The Samsung TXL3676 seems to do the squeeze as well but doesn't have discrete codes I don't think. Does anyone know how easy it is to get into each of the inputs on the Samsung?
     
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    For what its worth I came home with a SONY KV-32FS100. They didn't have the JVC in stock but from what I could see of the other JVC sitting there it would have been a difficult choice choosing between the two sets. Actually the JVC has a much better way of getting into 16:9 mode since its a button on the remote where the Sony's are burried in the menus'. I have a macro though that sets though that for me so that's not to bad.
     
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    You had better luck than I did, I bought the JVC and now I problem with my VC DVD player see my post.
     
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    According to the manual it seems like if your player has a output scan of 31.5Khz it will not work?? How do you find that spec on a dvd player?
     
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    What do you mean by sqeeze mode???? I mean, i have a 27in Maxnavox/Philips that plays widescreen dvds? Im not getting this?
     
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    Jeff,
    Any TV can view widescreen DVD's, but unless you have a TV with 16:9 enhancement (Squeeze mode) you loose around 20% -25% of resolution when viewing widescreen material. Go here for more information.
    Randy T
     

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