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Join Date: Oct 2000
Location: Ft. Lauderdale, FL
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I wish all the stations broadcasting in 720p and 1080i would redesign their station logos (make them a lot more transparent and much smaller), and stretch ALL of their 4:3 programming (so we can use our STB's gray bars to prevent burn-in).
It was stupid of manufacturers to market 4:3 HDTV's in the first place when they knew all along that the 720p and 1080i formats were 16:9. I realize the bulk of programming in this country is still 4:3 NTSC, but on a 16:9 set you at least have options for viewing such material in the aspect ratio you prefer. I've written to our locals repeatedly about both the logos and the irritating black bars, but only WFOR ever responded; they said advertisers and viewers were complaining about the stretched images.
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