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Discussion in 'OT Technology' started by matrix243, Sep 20, 2002.

  1. matrix243

    matrix243 My body, is ready.

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    So I bought a 47" Samsung Widescreen HDTV a couple weeks ago. Never actually planned on a widescreen, but I got it for almost 50% off! What do you guys think of the 16:9 format for regular T.V. channels? I can change the aspect ratio to 5 different settings. But unless the channel is widescreen format, the picture can be either regular 4:3 with the side bars, wide format with the picture stretch wide, panorama with the picture stretch wide & the edges curving, zoom1 with the proper scale but the top and bottom is cut off, and zoom2 with the proper larger scale but the topo and bottom is cut off even more. I don't mind the chopped screen, except for football games when you want to see the score at the top or stats at the bottom.
     
  2. aves2k

    aves2k Guest

    One of the reasons I have been hesitant to buy a 16:9 TV is that most broadcasts are in 4:3. However it seems like this is really starting to change so I'm starting to warm up to the idea.

    If only I could get my wife to warm up to the idea too. :sad2:
     
  3. jedimasterELMO

    jedimasterELMO Beer, boards, and Android

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    :wavey: i have a Sony 51" HDTV
     
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    :bigthumb:

    If only I had money
     
  6. tekknikal

    tekknikal Nothing's ever been better than that

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    Are you all using satellite TV? I'm wondering what sources you're using to get widescreen content, besides DVDs.
     
  7. matrix243

    matrix243 My body, is ready.

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    Just call me Mr. Credit. :big grin::(
     
  8. matrix243

    matrix243 My body, is ready.

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    I'm just running the cable right now. I've only seen a few shows with widescreen format. Still deciding if I want satellite.
     
  9. TurboDerek

    TurboDerek My favorite meal is horsemeat and rice.

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    65" mitsubishi. I watch everything in standard mode because it make the girls in the rap videos thick.
     
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    egbok Old Dirty Bastard

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    I mostly watch DVDs and HDTV OTA, and I do use stretch mode for all regular/cable TV. Cable TV looks like shit in any mode, imo.

    HDTV OTA on 53" Panasonic:

    [​IMG]
     
  11. Phil02E46

    Phil02E46 mystash.org

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    50" Toshiba :wavey: had it since early spring and love it :bigthumb:
     
  12. mr jenzie

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    Def-in-ate-ly!!!

    Big fan of Widescreen for a while now, and I have Digital Cable (NTL in the UK). Just watching a film in WS makes ALL the difference compared to full screen. I also have a WS television to watch them on, although started on my portable TV.

    How did you get into watching stuff in that format?? Mine was making a cardboard cover for my portable, and sticking it on. It was a Star Trek: Next Generation episode, thought how it would look, and by the end of that episode made it.

    And I have never looked back, because I'll never buy another full screen video ever again, if the WS option is available. But DVD offers that anyway.
     

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