Originally Posted by mcdon283
I now have the Sammy 2550. Do you have to turn the Silicon Optix Chip on or is it automatically?
It's automatically on.
And by the way, when you originally put a DVD in, did you give you the black bars on the side ( similar to when your watching standard def on an HD tv )? Mine did, and I set it to stretch. Is there a better setting for this? And whats the best setting to keep it at when you watch dvds ( pertaining to sharp mode or whatever was mentioned. )
If you like 4:3 DVDs stay in 4:3 instead of stretched, use 16x9 Normal mode on display settings. If you have a plasma and scared to have black bars on sides, use 16x9 Wide mode.
P.S. Can anyone say what the player needs to be set to, to have it bitstream the High Def Codecs? So far I only have a normal receiver so I am using optical, but I want to make sure I know everything so when I get the receiver I'll be good to go. Thanks.
If you use a non-HDMI 1.3 receiver and connect to your receiver using optical or coax for digital audio, set digital audio setting to Bitstream (Re-encode) mode. If you later upgraded to the new receiver, you need to set it to Bitstream (audiophile) mode. If you use analog 7.1, these settings do not matter but you do need to set up speaker sizes etc.