why (widescreen tv)

Discussion in 'DVD Video' started by dvdguy2@webtv.net, Oct 3, 2004.

  1. Guest

    with a widescreen tv, people I know set it to either stretch or crop 4:3
    material to 16:9 widescreen so that the picture is either 1. stretched
    out (distorted) to fill the screen or 2. zoomed in to fill the screen,
    so that you're missing a bunch of the 4:3 picture. including past
    seasons of "Smallville" which aired in 4:3 on analog tv.

    So what I want to know is why these same people, now that Smallville is
    regularly aired in letterboxed widescreen on analog tv, change the
    setting to normal 4:3 when widescreen letterbox" Smallville comes on so
    that there's both black bars at the top and bottom AND grey bars on the
    sides. (bars on all 4 sides!!!) and then switch the tv mode back to
    widescreen mode when 4:3 material comes back on?

    I just don't understand that.

    And people in this newsgroup call me "crazy".
    , Oct 3, 2004
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  2. Richard C. Guest

    You know a lot of stupid people.

    But, that makes sense........
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    > with a widescreen tv, people I know set it to either stretch or crop 4:3
    > material to 16:9 widescreen so that the picture is either 1. stretched
    > out (distorted) to fill the screen or 2. zoomed in to fill the screen,
    > so that you're missing a bunch of the 4:3 picture. including past
    > seasons of "Smallville" which aired in 4:3 on analog tv.
    >
    > So what I want to know is why these same people, now that Smallville is
    > regularly aired in letterboxed widescreen on analog tv, change the
    > setting to normal 4:3 when widescreen letterbox" Smallville comes on so
    > that there's both black bars at the top and bottom AND grey bars on the
    > sides. (bars on all 4 sides!!!) and then switch the tv mode back to
    > widescreen mode when 4:3 material comes back on?
    >
    > I just don't understand that.
    >
    > And people in this newsgroup call me "crazy".
    >
    Richard C., Oct 4, 2004
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