Originally Posted by Devg76
I purchased the 532h from Datavis but I have a few techie questions. I have my HDTV cable box (8300 HD) and a Sony upconverting DVD player both using HDMI connected to it.
1) 6500 color setting (current) vs 9300. What does this mean and do?
2) Aspect ratio settings are Aspect/Full Screen/Panoramic/1:1 mode (current setting). I know they all stretch or enlarge the picture except for Aspect and 1:1 mode. I am confused as to the difference between 1:1 and aspect. Which should it be on?
3) My new sony upconverting DVD player...I am not sure if the TV does this automatically?? What I mean is if there is an option on the Sony should it be set ON or OFF (because the TV does it alread)
4) Trying to do this off memory so hope I am right...there is an "input mode" setting and I have on HDTV. What does this do?
I would be thankful for any advice and answers thanks
I have the same set and Cable box.
1)This is the color temperature of the image. Lower temp, warmer. Higher temp, cooler(bluer). The Standard for watching Movies and so forth is 6500 which this set is calibrated for.
2) 1:1 shows exactly what is being sent to it by the device your watching. Aspect will enlarge this to fit the screen(If it does not already) in one dimension without any distortion(I think). Zoom 1 will zoom the image to fit the screen in both dimensions cropping off some of the image in one dimension. If watching 4:3 normal cable, using Aspect will enlarge the image so that it fits the screen Vertically but you will still have black on both right and left. Using Zoom 1 will fill the screen completely but you will be cropping top and bottom of image. Widescreen will distort the image without cropping. I never ever use that setting. I always start with 1:1 and then Aspect to fit one dimension and then Zoom 1 if I want to fill the screen. Play around with the Aspect button on the remote and you will get a feel for what is going on.
3)The Sony will most likely do better scaling up to 720. I would set the Sony for that and then use Aspect to fill the screen Horizontally with black bars on top and bottom with most Movies. I have found the TV does a good Scaling job in general but not as good as a dedicated device such as a DVD Upscaling player.
4) I believe the input mode is simply pre-made calibrations(Brightness, Contrast) for each type of device. Try them. If you change the Brightness, ect. yourself, you will then be in the "User" vs one of the other presets such as "Progressive" or HD or SD TV. For instance, setting this to Standard Definition TV will give you much deeper blacks with Non HD cable channels.