3074Re: KRON back to zoomed/stretched broadcast?????
- Dec 4, 2002--- In HDTV-in-SFbay@y..., "bryn4ne" <bfourney@h...> wrote:
> As far as burn in is concerned, if the TV is setup properly withthe contrast as a reasonable level there shouldn't be too much of a
*If* you are talking about non-CRT televisions, then it's true.
Otherwise, you're taking a potentially expensive gamble if you watch
a significant amount of tv unstretched on a 16:9 display.
Even with properly adjusted contrast, brightness, etc., unstretched
images have the potential of leaving behind "burned-in" side-bars
(yes, as was pointed out, the bars aren't burned in, the image area
is aged more than the blank area, but the effect is the same). Even
gray bars can do this. Mitsu' recommends no more than 15% of your
viewing time be spent unstretched. While I'm certain they are being
conservative - primarily to cover their asses - I wouldn't consider
going much above that.
bottom line, NTSC looks like crap anyway, stretching it is a barely
perceptible additional degradation of the image!
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