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How will my tv handle new video game or will it???

01-10-2005, 06:20 PM
Ok I have a rear projection CRT Sony 57" widescreen tv. My Gamecube system and PS2 are run through componet video input and so far have provided a great picture on all games. Infact most visitors tell me they have never seen video games with sharper detail or color as good as on my big screen tv. Now, my tv has thus far handled all video games the same way. The tv is of course set to Progressive and widecreen viewing. However now, I will be playing a new cutting edge graphic game called Resident Evil 4. This game was supposed to be a game made for, and best viewed on a 16:9 widescreen tv. Now I have read in a recent article that has changed. Here is what it says: The downside to all of this is that Capcom has forced everything into a letterboxed perspective, presumably to keep the framerate afloat. Resident Evil 4 does not support a true 16x9 anamorphic widescreen mode, which is definitely disappointing since every other aspect of the title exceeds current technology. Rather, it's much more like Ubisoft's Beyond Good & Evil. If you happen to own a widescreen television with a zoom feature, you're still sitting pretty. We played Resident Evil 4 on a 50" plasma using the zoom function and we can verify that it looked phenomenal from beginning to end. However, we understand that some sets on the market automatically force progressive-scan pictures into 16x9, which will simply not work with Resident Evil 4, an unfortunate truth. Gamers with these sets will need to make a decision: forego progressive scan or play in ultra-stretched mode. So my question what is my tv going to do with this title? Will it even play at all? Will I be able to utilize progressive scan as the game is designed to run in, or will I have to disable it? I don't recall a zoom mode on my tv, haven't needed one as everything is ouput correctly on the screen. The model is a kp57ws500 if that is revelant. Your input appreciated.

01-12-2005, 01:04 AM
you could test this with a 4:3 DVD, the player set to progressive. If the tv leaves it alone, your fine. you may also need to tell the player that your tv is 4:3 (even though it isn't) just to be sure. If it handles all of this properly, it should handle your game properly.

01-12-2005, 09:22 PM
Well I'm glad to report, as usual my tv is handling this game no problem. No changes were made. I selected the progressive scan option at game start and that was it. The tv automatically output the game in 16:9 with progressive scan. Stunning graphics, the best I've seen yet! Thanks for your input.