JVC LT-37DS6 Distorted Lines?

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  1. jazam

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    Hi,

    does anyone else see distorted touchlines when viewing footy in panoramic mode?

    It's most visible when viewing the goal areas from the halfway line with lines running diagonally across the screen. The parts nearest the screen edge appear bent & stretched so that the whole diagonal line resembles a 'S' shape. I wouldn't expect this on a flat screen but this is my first LCD TV.

    Cheers!
     
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    This is unavoidable when watching in Panoramic Mode. Panoramic Mode is normally used to stretch a 4:3 broadcast to the 16:9 screen. All modern sets stretch the picture more at the edges to minimise the distortion but it is impossible to do this without distorting the picture in some way.

    The ultimate answer is to watch via a proper widescreen feed (Freeview/Sky/Cable) but if this is not possible, the only option is to switch to Normal mode and watch with lines either side.
     
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    it happens with BBC digital as well e.g. this week's FA cup games.
     
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    These are widescreen feeds so the set should be in Full mode to view them correctly, not Panoramic mode. It's best just to leave the zoom setting in Auto and let the set take care of it. It will select Full mode when a widescreen signal is available.
     
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    To do it all properly you should only ever be using three modes, none of which is "Panoramic". Trouble is, every manufacturer calls them something different so quoting names isn't always helpful.

    If you are using an external digital source (Set Top Box, DVD, etc) then ensure it is set to output a 16x9 (wide) signal where one is present.

    Your three "correct" modes are:

    1: If the incoming signal is widescreen/anamorphic/16x9/enhanced for widescreen TVs - then you should be using your TV's 16x9 mode.

    2: If the incoming signal is 4x3/normal and isn't letterboxed then you should use your TV's 4x3 mode. This will show vertical balck bars either side of the picture which is correct for this type of signal.

    3: If the incoming signal is 4x3 but the content is letterboxed then you should be using a "zoom" mode to crop off the top and bottom (black) parts of the picture and fill up the width.

    Note that none of these when used correctly will distort the image at all.
     
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    will try out your suggestions.

    Cheers!
     
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    I have almost the opposite of your problem, but try searching on net for anamorphic widescreen this may describe/help you understand the cause of your problem when stretching pictures.

    Tom
     

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