xbr drc

Discussion in 'Archived Threads 2001-2004' started by Jimmy vb, Sep 12, 2002.

  1. Jimmy vb

    Jimmy vb Stunt Coordinator

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    My saga continues--I just went out and bought the Sony xbr800 36 inch tv. I don't know how I feel about the step down from a 52 inch rptv, but after alot of research and checking my viewing habits--it makes sense. I will do some tweaking and get used to the picture before doing AVIA,m but I wanted to know--Does anyone have setup tips for this set--ESPECIALLY the adjustable DRC(their line doubler). It moves from "real" to "clear" on a grid continuum--I'm not sure what these adjustments actually are but they seem to make a difference in removing artifacts--at least from my cursory work with them in the store.

    I am going to give the set a chance and have a guy dropping off an iscan unit for me to demo(nice of them) to see if I want to add that to my set. I hate, hate, hate the stand(it only holds two components and you almost have to buy it) but I will work around it. My only input sources are pscan dvd, digital cable(no satellite capability) and some vhs for kids movies--my kids can watch Scooby Doo in low resolution and they don't seem to mind.
     
  2. Manny_S

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    The 34XBR800 would have provided you with a larger widescreen viewing area. Try this for comparisons.
     
  3. Jimmy vb

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    Yup--I actually returned a mitsu 55" widescreen in favor of this. I came to the conclusion that one of my main viewing pasttimes is sports--esp football. The artifacts on a 55 inch were more noticeable and the stretch modes took some getting used to. I looked at the 34 inch 16x9 but decided on the 36 to better match my current habits. The squeeze on the 36 gives a pretty good image size on that tv.
     

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