Have you squeezed your TV?

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  • Brandon B
    Super Senior Member
    • Jun 2001
    • 2193

    Have you squeezed your TV?

    Besides my Pj and screen, I have a standard Toshiba 36A50 regular old fishbowl TV for regular stuff. I was hunting the web for pronto files for it last week and came across a review section where a guy posted a method for going into the service menu and doing an aftermarket anamorphic squeeze on it by changnig 2 values.

    Tried it when I got home and it worked pretty well, and very definitely improved the picture.

    I have no real need to do this and will very likely NEVER bother since I use my PJ for movies, but was just curious, other than the general "careful mucking around int he service menu", is there any reason this is bad for a TV? i.e. strainnig power supplies in a unit not intended to squeeze, odd burnin on the screen?

    BB
  • George Bellefontaine
    Moderator Emeritus
    • Jan 2001
    • 7637

    #2
    I use a Tosh CZ36V51 for my tv viewing. I downloaded the info on changing things in the menu to get the squeeze, but I never bothered to do it because I really don't watch movies on on. About the only time I fire up the dvd player that's comnnected to the Tosh is when I want to watch dvd special edition extra material. I really don't think it will do any damage. I also learneds how to do the squeeze on my old Zenith crt front projector and used it several years in the squeeze mode. I just found it a pain when you had to go back and forth between the squeeze and regular raster setting for non-anamorphic material and 4:3 viewing.




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    • Andrew Pratt
      Moderator Emeritus
      • Aug 2000
      • 16507

      #3
      It shouldn't harm anything providing those are the only two changes made to the service menu. Luckily my Wega has a setting in the menu to do that which is what I wanted when I went TV shopping




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