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Discussion in 'TVs' started by Reefman, May 1, 2002.

  1. Reefman

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    When watching an anamorphic dvd on my philips (pana) 617 what picture mode should I use. Im not sure if auto work in these instances (i do get full screen but am I missing something) The philips has many options zoom, superzoom, widescreeen, plus others that I cant remember

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    Widescreen... but it should autoswitch.

    (Note that some movies, e.g. Dark City, look cack in widescreen as they haven't been encoded for widescreen, only 16:9 zoom).
     
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    I also have a Philips Wide Screen set and when watching DVD's that are in wide screen (Anamorphic) I usually leave the Television set to Widescreen.

    As you may be aware, not all DVD's have the same aspect ratio. Those that are 16.9 work perfectly in this mode, occasionaly you'll come accross DVD's with different aspect ratio's, on these it's best to keep your television on the Wide Screen setting, however to fill more screen area I sometimes change the setting to Super Zoom or expand to 16.9

    I hope that helps...
     
  4. Reefman

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    Thanks, but what is the auto setting for and when is it to be used?
     
  5. Greg Hook

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    I have got a Sony Tv but I leave mine on auto all the time. When a widescreen program is detected it will switch to wide mode automatically and then back to 4:3 mode on non widescreen programs.

    If you have your hardware connected with scarts when you select Sky digital, DVD etc the TV should automatically switch to the correct viewing mode.

    Greg
     
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    Basically, on a Philips TVs;

    'Widescreen' for anything that's anamorphic (be it 1.85:1 or 2.35:1).
    "Zoom 14:9" and "Zoom 16:9" should be used for non-anamorphic 14:9 or 16:9 material.
    "SuperWide" is for stretching/distorting 4:3 to fill the screen (if you like that kind of thing)

    On my Philips PW6006, autoswitching only happens when you first change to a channel (ie AV1). If you manually change the zoom mode yourself it won't autoswitch again until you change channels again (this is to prevent the autoswitching really peeing you off if you actually want to watch it in the wrong aspect ratio).

    Cheers,
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  7. Reefman

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    Thanks everyone for your replys most useful

    Im wide eyed now

    cheers
     

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