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  • Stoopalini
    Member
    • Aug 2000
    • 99

    New DVD Player Arrived -- Question about settings?

    WooHoo! :B

    Finally got my Pioneer 333 in yesterday . Hooked it up and it looks great! I think my yamaha had a more detailed/sharper picture, but the Pioneer definitely has better color. The blues are just bluer, reds are redder, etc....

    My question is this:

    I have a Sony KV-36XBR250 Wega set that does the 16x9 anamorphic squeeze trick. I have the player connected to the set VIA the component outputs.
    What setting to I choose in the DVD players setup for screen size?

    The 3 options are:

    16x9 Wide Screen
    4x3 Pan & Scan
    4x3 ?? (don't remember this one -- not P&S)

    Do I have to choose the 16x9 option in order for the set to do the anamorphic squeeze?

    I understand fully what the set does to get a higher resolution picture with the squeeze thing, what I don't understand is how to setup the DVD player for this to happen.

    Any ideas/comments/thoughts?

    Thanks,

    Thomas.
  • Lexman
    Super Senior Member
    • Jun 2000
    • 1777

    #2
    I am not certain on this Thomas, as I have no experience with the Wegas. But normally for DVD, I think you would choose 4:3 letterbox. However, with this squeeze thing, I think I would tend to say 16:9 is the correct option. But I am only speculating here.

    If your picture looks a little soft, check for a sharness setting to dial it up. Also, be patient for a day or two. I swear at times, I have thought that DVD players actually have a break in period. I know, most people probably think I am nuts to say that. But I have seen visual differences in brand new players and ones that have been burned in.

    Actually, a slightly softer image can be more "filmlike". IMO of course.

    Lex





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    • Andrew Pratt
      Moderator Emeritus
      • Aug 2000
      • 16507

      #3
      You need to set you player to 16:9 so that your TV will see the widescreen flag and set your TV into the proper mode.




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      • Andrew Pratt
        Moderator Emeritus
        • Aug 2000
        • 16507

        #4
        Oh one more point...you'll need to set your DVD player to output the DTS signal since its off by defualt.




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        • Stoopalini
          Member
          • Aug 2000
          • 99

          #5
          I did notice the DTS defult setting as the 1st disc I tried to play was the Eagles HFO DTS disc.

          I have the video mode set to 16x9 right now, because I thought the same thing as you Lex. I was just wondering if someone knew for sure.

          With my Yamaha player, there were two options for the video setup. One was how to display 16x9 material, and the other was how to display 4x3 material. This player sees to have only one setting ... Hmmmm.....

          On a side note, I do not like the fact that this player doesn't have a dimmer for the front display. It is much brighter then everything else in my rack and would be nice to dimm it a little. -- oh well, I think I can live with it.

          Thanks guys,

          Thomas.

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          • John Holmes
            Moderator Emeritus
            • Aug 2000
            • 2703

            #6
            Hey, glad to hear you got it! Andrew is right. 16x9 is the correct output for your player. I also do the squeeze trick with my JVC and it is glorious. Sorry. Had a Mortal Kombat Annihilation flash back




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            • Lexman
              Super Senior Member
              • Jun 2000
              • 1777

              #7
              Thanks Andrew for confirming this. Thomas, displays can be a pain. I have never really liked the blue display on my MC-1. Where I used to actually look at my amber display of the DC-1, now I find that I rely almost exclusively on the on screen display. The blue is nearly impossible to read from 12-15 feet away. At least the blue does sort of coordinate with my Elite 301 disc changer.

              You might check for a display off button. Some have it.

              Lex





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