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Old 01-18-07, 05:53 PM   #13
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Default Re: Do you stretch 4:3 sources to be 16:9? (redux)

I let my TV zoom and crop for me. Unless for some reason it can't find a sweet spot and constantly zooms in and out or it just looks like ass, then I'll force it 4:3.
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Old 01-18-07, 06:28 PM   #14
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My tv has like 4 different stretching options, full/wide/cinema/zoom. Wide is the best setting, it crops a bit from the top and bottom, stretches the outside a bit but leaves the center of the image intact. It looks pretty good actually, hard to tell that its stretched.
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Old 01-18-07, 08:10 PM   #15
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Hell no.
When we had the 47 inch crt rear projection tv we kept it non stretched for about 4 years then last year I noticed a slight burn in from the bars so I switched it to stretch mode. It looked like Gib's ass during a sweaty wrestling match (in other words HORRIBLE). Shortly after we bought our current DLP set and said goodbye to that crapola stretch mode for good as DLP doesn't suffer from burn in.
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Old 01-18-07, 08:15 PM   #16
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I find it hard to watch any SD anymore
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Old 01-20-07, 04:00 AM   #17
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Default Re: Do you stretch 4:3 sources to be 16:9? (redux)

I always try to maintain the aspect ratio of the source material when possible.
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Old 02-01-07, 11:19 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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