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Correct picture mode for KV32LS60

Discussion in 'Televisions' started by vica, Feb 10, 2003.

  1. vica

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    I'm trying to set up the correct picture mode for Sky broadcasts on my KV32LS60,but can't seem to get it right.

    My Panny digi box is set to 16:9 format. (AV1-RGB)

    If i set the TV picture mode to smart and i watch a non widescreen broadcast the channel logo's and red interactive logo's almost disappear from the top and bottom of screen.(can only just see the logo's).

    And if i then set the TV picture mode to wide the same broadcast gets noticeably squashed.

    Can anyone advise on the correct mode i should be using.

    Thanks.
     
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    If you set it to Smart, it does lob a little bit off the top and bottom. That's normal, all '4:3 stretch modes' do that.

    The correct mode to use should be 4:3 for 4:3 broadcasts. You will then not lose anything off the top and bottom.

    However, if you're like me, you won't like those black bars down each side of the 4:3 image, so Smart mode is your man.

    Wide mode is for anamorphic images only (broadcasts, games or DVD, etc) and your TV should switch automatically to Wide mode when appropriate here (assuming you're using Scarts).

    If you want to watch TV in anamorphic widescreen, your best bet at the moment is a Freeview box ;)
     
  3. vica

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    OK thanks Squirrel.
    I'll stick with smart mode.It does auto switch if the broadcast is in widescreen.

    It's just annoying watching football and only having half the score visible in the top left hand corner,etc.
     
  4. BigB@dJ@y

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    I get my KV-32LS60 deliverd tomorrow..any tips on set up etc??
     
  5. vica

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    I recommend Squirrel God's picture settings;

     
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    Note , all SKY games are now in widescreen , so is BBC

    with ITV it depends ,i.e most away games in the champions league will be 4:3 as it's the home country that's providing the pictures.

    the premiership however is in widescreen most of the time
     
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    I'm also awaiting delivery of the same set, so interested in any feedback on picture/audio quality. Doesn't this set have a "zoom" setting? My current (old) 32" Philips widescreen has a "superzoom" setting that I use as default, with the set switching to "wide" on an anamorphic broadcast. What's the difference between "smart" and "zoom" on this Sony set?
     
  8. vica

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    From the instruction manual:

    Smart: Imitation of wide screen effect for 4:3 broadcast.

    4:3: Conventional 4:3 picture size,full picture information.

    14:9: Compromise between 4:3 and 16:9 picture size.

    Zoom: Widescreen format for letterbox movies.

    Wide: For 16:9 broadcast.Full picture information.

    in "Smart","Zoom" and "14:9" modes,parts of the top and bottom of the screen are cut off. Press down or up,(on remote),to adjust the position of the image on the screen (e.g to read subtitles)
     
  9. Kevo

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    Here's an idea.....

    Why don't you watch 4:3 programmes in 4:3 mode rather than 'smart' or 'zoom' mode. It looks fantastic, undistorted and you can see all the picture.

    Before I got my WS TV I'd been watching 4:3 TV for over 30 years, so it was no problem watching the odd channel in this format within a 16:9 TV.
    I didn't feel the need to suddenly distort it or crop it.
     
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    Thanks for the info Vica.
     
  11. BigB@dJ@y

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    My 32LS60 arrived this morning, from Unbeatable
    Weighs an absolute tonne but I managed to lift it onto my AV cabinet on my own :eek:
    Connected it up and turned it on.....

    Perfect picture + no buzzing = one happy bunny :D
    A couple of hours later my QED RGB only sqart arrived (from Empiredirect)!! Fantastic timing :D

    The picture quality from my toshsd220e and Sky Digi box using RGB is great....altered the settings a la Squirrel gods post and Im amazed...yet to test it on the footy
     
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    So, one happy bunny with a hernia;)

    Glad you like the set - when mine arrives, think I'll follow the set-up recommendations too.

    Good to hear positive feedback, especially now that I've spent the money.
     
  13. BigB@dJ@y

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    yeah, I was really worried about buzzing etc (too much forum browsing I think) but was pleasantly surprised :D
    The is a slight buzz which is only noticable stood right next to the TV with the sound off but I have a Lamp in the room which makes more noise!!
    The funniest thing is when you open the box, stuck onto the bag containing the manual etc is a picture showing 2 blokes lifting the TV...I tossed this to one side and lifted (waiting to hear something twang!!)....I really would advise 2 people to lift it tbh but you know what its like when you have a new toy sat in a box in your living room!!
     

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