Originally Posted by The Lizard King
Has anyone ever figured out how to activate the Zoom1 and Zoom2 in the Picture --> Size menu with progressive signals via component or HDMI? If it can be done, I assume that needs to be done through the service menu.
I have my LaserDisc player running through a Faroudja NRS scaler set to 720p using the component inputs on the TV. The Faroudja's "letterbox" mode zooms in on the letterboxed LDs way
too much and clips off a significant portion of the picture, left and right. As a result, I just leave the Faroudja in 4:3 mode, which for letterboxed movies, windowboxes the picture (black all around the picture) in order to see the whole film frame. I was hoping that I could use at least the Zoom1 control of the TV to fill the screen better, but I can't.
So, again, does anyone know how to activate Zoom1 and Zoom2 with progressive signals (component or HDMI) through the service menu?
I have the TXS2782H and all the picture size functions (16:9,Normal,Zoom1,Zoom2) work on component input. I'm not sure what model you have or why it's not working for component input, but I assume you have a 30" wide screen model since you have black bars around the whole picture.
You're going to have to chop information off from the sides if you want to maintain aspect ratio. Even though the laserdisc is letter boxed, it's still 4:3 aspect ratio. The black bars are actually stored as information on the disc.
The Zoom1 and Zoom2 functions on the TXS2782H do not maintain the aspect ratio. The picture is stretched vertically, but you do not loose any information from the sides.
In my opinion the TXS2782H does a good job of upscaling composite input from a laserdisc player. In fact, this is one of the features promoted to sell these TVs. I watch laserdiscs this way and use Zoom1 for letter boxed discs, but the apspect ratio is distorted somewhat with Zoom1. Zoom2 can be used on 2.35:1 discs, but picture quality is somewhat degraded and distorted even more than Zoom1.