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3065Re: [HDTV-in-SFbay] Re: KRON back to zoomed/stretched broadcast?????

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  • bryn4ne
    Dec 4, 2002
      It's all a matter of personal preference.  Personally I prefer to watch the entire image undistorted.  This means watching black bars at the top and bottom of the image for widescreen material on a normal TV, and black bars on the sides for normal content on a widescreen TV, and sometimes black bars at the top and bottom for cinemascope films like Star Wars.
      As far as burn in is concerned, if the TV is setup properly with the contrast as a reasonable level there shouldn't be too much of a problem.
      ----- Original Message -----
      Sent: Tuesday, December 03, 2002 22:29
      Subject: [HDTV-in-SFbay] Re: KRON back to zoomed/stretched broadcast?????

      --- In HDTV-in-SFbay@y..., Randy Bergen <Randy.Bergen@a...> wrote:
      > >
      > >
      > >  Some say that you will get used to the stretched images,
      > >but it seems to work only for certain (mostly static) contents. 
      If things
      > >start to move, it feels like you are looking through some warped
      > > 
      > >
      > Never try and get used to stretched images! That is just dumb.

      ahem. if one has a 16:9 television, watching unstreched 4:3 content
      is "dumb", unless you enjoy burned in vertical sidebars.

      fyi, "dumb" as a pejorative is offensive to those people who are
      handicapped by an inability to speak. They are not lacking in
      intelligence. Only 'dumb' people think that dumb people are stupid.

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