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Old 02-01-07, 10:19 PM   #18
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Default Re: Do you stretch 4:3 sources to be 16:9? (redux)

I try as best possible to keep original aspect ratio, so no I don't stretch 4:3 material on my widescreen TV.

The most annoying thing is going to a pub and they have all these widescreen HDTVs and they do stupid things. Instead of watching the HD Sports channel like TSN-HD or SportsNetHD they'll have it on the SD version of stretched. Or worst I've seen, they were on SD TSN on all their HDTVs and somebody working there was using the remote and they had all the HD channels too, but instead they chose the SD one and it was already stretched and they fiddle around with the "zoom/stretch" modes and left it on "zoom 4:3", so that the 4:3 image was zoomed in to fill the screen. It looked worse than VHS.
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