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KV-32HS420 and DVPNS50P

rantain
04-13-2006, 04:02 PM
I'm a little puzzled on how to view Widescreen DVDs with both devices. This TV set is 4:3 and when I watch a Widescreen DVD I have the black bars on top and bottom. I know that's expected but with my previous set, I would set the DVD to 16:9 and it would fill about 80% of the screen. With this set, I only get about 40% of the screen and can't zoom in.

The DVD player is set to 16:9. I have also tried the other two settings: 4:3 Panscan and 4:3 Letterbox. The "Screen" button (zoom) on the TV will not work with the DVD input (Components) but it works when watching from a HD Dish Network receiver (HDMI Input). I have also tried to connect the DVD player with S video and regular composite cables with the same results.

My question is what can I do so I can zoom in the DVD output? Am I SOL and will only get the 40% display? Any ideas will be appreciated.

BrianO
04-13-2006, 11:15 PM
My question is what can I do so I can zoom in the DVD output? Am I SOL and will only get the 40% display? Any ideas will be appreciated.

To correctly set up you DVD player's video output, see pages 60 and 61 of the player's manual. Note also that if you wish to output progressive scan from the component-video terminals of the DVD player you must activate progressive scan as explained in the manual because the default is interlaced scan. (Composite video and s-video are always interlaced scan).

rantain
04-14-2006, 10:35 AM
I've tried every setting in the manual and it doesn't work. I've tried progressive and interlaced and nothing works. The button is in the front of the DVD player and I've tried the 3 different options.

All I want is to zoom the display just like I do when viewing HD with the Dish Network receiver. I don't care if it's progressive or interlaced, I just want it to zoom but the TV doesn't give me the option. It's probably because it doesn't zoom in unless the input it receives is 1080i or 720p.