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Originally Posted by billmich View Post

I have a question regarding the EH59/69 models:

as has been mentioned in the past, the black levels for these units are set for international calibration which is 7.5 IRE off from our USA standard , causing the picture to appear either lighter or darker than normal, (I forget which)

is there such a thing as an inline composite/s-video video lightener/darkener that will adjust the picture by the 7.5 IRE units that is off so that the end result is what we should be seeing in North America?

thanks in advance


Originally Posted by billmich View Post

I would be primarily using it to dub old sporting events from VCR, and for recording new events from a cable box

Do these units have the same issue with widescreen 16:9 as my eh55 does?
Or is that all a problem via my cable box not outputting 16:9 properly via a-video/composite?
Currently being discussed in another thread

Like jjeff said, I have looked and never found a simple device capable of black level control to "fix" the input of the EH59/69 machines. As far as the 16:9 issue, it really isn't the recorder, it's the source. I have been recording 16:9 material on my EH55s for years, because my DirecTV box can put out an anamorphically squeezed data stream on the S-Video connections. My EH50/55/75 records what it gets, and on playback, my television stretches it back to perfect aspect.


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