When we got our LG 16x9 TV, I soon realized that widescreen movies I'd recorded from 4x3 SD channels did not display correctly. They can only be stretched horizontally or displayed in correct aspect ratio within a small 4x3 area in the middle of the 16x9 screen, as if we had reverted to a 4x3 TV! I keep discovering old DVDs of movies I'd bought that were not formatted for 16 x 9 TVs & thus have the same problem as movies recorded from 4x3 channels! I asked LG why they can't do what computer editing software can do: resize the picture horizontally & vertically while keeping the correct aspect ratio until the screen is filled horizontally, leaving space vertically. They said that, as far as they know, no 16x9 TV does this. This is my one big disappointment with 16x9 HD TVs.
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4/3/13 at 1:47am