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This is cool. Looks like can watch a 2.35:1 cinamascope movie natively! :D


Browsing Service manual of new Sony KDP-xxWS550 series. There are separate convergence settings for "1080i Full", and "1080i V. Comp".


I assume "V. Comp" is short for "Vertical Compression" to give black bars top and bottom on a widescreen TV. But not just letterboxed where electron gun turned off. Actually squeezed down, would use all 1080i scan lines.) :D


Question is, what 1080i picture source has the embedded ID1 type info to tell TV to do it? I saw a 2.35:1 movie on HDnet, but it was letterboxed. :(
 

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This may be new in an HDTV display, but my 5?-year-old 32XBR250 squeezes down anamorphic DVDs to use its full 480 (gasp) lines.
 

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This may be new in an HDTV display, but my 5?-year-old 32XBR250 squeezes down anamorphic DVDs to use its full 480 (gasp) lines.
Thats a 4:3 set isn't it?


Yes, I've heard of 4:3 sets doing the vertical squeeze for anamorphic DVDs to get to 16x9 (1.77) Even Samsung 4:3 projection sets did it almost 4 years ago when Toshiba, and others, were still using gray bars to avoid screen burn.


But I have not heard of a 16x9 set doing a squeeze down to a 2.35:1 cinamascope. Letterbox yes, but not squeeze.
 

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Yes it's 4:3. But it squeezes to whatever aspect is correct, not to 16x9. 2.35:1 on a 32" set yields about a 9" high picture.


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A 4:3 set that squeezes differently for diff sources? Cool, didn't know that.


Still its doing it with 480 lines right?


This is the first I've seen a squeeze with 1080i lines.
 
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