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My 61HS10 Sony RPTV does the anamorphic squeeze from 4:3 into 16:9 mode. I have two resolutions setup in PS one for 4:3 and one for 16:9. I have both TT and PowerDVD XP. What settings should I use to get the optimum pic out of my DVDs - i.e, Should I set the TV to 16:9, PS to 16:9, TT to 16:9, etc?


I just want to make sure I'm getting the optimum resolution from my set. When I play 4:3 movies in TT with AR locked I get a funky, very poor picture. Could this be due to the res setup in PS?
 

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For widescreen movies, you should use a 16:9 Windows desktop (as you seem to already have set up) and set the player to 'full screen' mode (I know PowerDVD works that way, but TheaterTek probably does, too). For 4:3 movies on the HS10, you need to use a 640x480 desktop and again use 'full screen' mode. If you are used to the HS10's 960i picture using its built-in tuner or other video inputs, the 480p picture may seem poorer since you can see the scan lines. Is that the problem you see?
 

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I run my HS10 using a 720x480 resolution for 4x3 material and 1440x480 resolution for 16x9 material. That way I don't see any scaling artifacts. I allow the HS10 to snap to 16x9 when it sees the 1080i signal from the 1440x480 resolution.


Here are the Powerstrip timings I use


880x502=880,80,32,112,502,21,6,33,37237,336 - A nice desktop with zero overscan

720x480=720,40,56,96,480,8,11,26,28763,1 - for 4x3 material and being the native resolution of DVDs I see no scaling artifacts

1440x480=1440,93,120,131,480,24,11,50,60478,1 - By far the best for viewing widescreen material. Unlock aspect ration in TT for this one.


THe 880x502 is my own work, but credit for the others goes to Ryan Dinan our resident guru on the HS10
 

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Thanks for the replies guys!

Chris: It may be... I'm going to try some of Simon's timings to see how they work out.

Simon: Thanks a Mil!
 
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