REVIEW: Samsung LE-32A656A1F Part 14
This playback represents an advantage for cinema fans, since high resolution film material such as is present on Blu-ray and HD DVD can be played back at its original speed without frame rate conversion, as in the cinema.
Scene from the anime "GNTZ" (16:9 format, NTSC), played back on Philips DVP5980 via HDMI.
The integrated scaler on the Samsung LE-32A656A1F performs its task well and the image quality is in the middle field for modern LCD TVs. However, models from Sony or Toshiba with the Faroudja chip-set perform better in this area. No internal scaler in a TV set can compare with an external video processor such as the DVDO iScan VP50.
The following formats can be selected from as image settings on the LE-32A656F1A:
Automatic Wide: this setting automatically displays the image in the correct aspect ratio. The function only has an effect for analogue signal sources.
16:9: Displays the aspect ratio in a fixed 16:9 format.
Wide zoom: This function displays a 4:3 image in enlarged format.
Zoom: stretches a wide screen format to the entire screen.
4:3: Fixes the aspect ratio at 4:3 format.
Scan only: Here, a signal source is displayed pixel by pixel, or without any truncating of the image (overscan).
TV image: Playback in 576i.
In film use, the Samsung LE-32A656F1 performs well to very well across the board. The strengths of the model lie in its excellent image quality if playback is via a high-quality source such as the Sony PlayStation 3: Here, the flat screen model can reach its full potential.
The Samsung LE-32A656F1A supports both Picture-in-Picture (PiP) and Split-screen or Picture-by-Picture (PbP). Many image sources can be combined with each other so that PiP and PbP represent very usable functions. The following signal sources can be combined with each other:
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