Originally Posted by Big Pauly
thanks for your advice/response....
I just don't know if I can risk 3k on a maybe...
I'd rather not take the chance...
I'm under no illusions that I will eventually have to get another TV...this thing won't last forever....but I need to do the things nessasary to keep it going as long as possible..
I only use it for movies....no video games...no cable tv
I'm just too paranoid now...hahaa
the kick in the pants is I can only exchange the player for the other options in the store....and everything else they have isn't as good as the "75"...
my other options in the store is the Samsung DVD1080p or the Panasonic S53K
I really don't want to switch playeers...the "75" is jsut awesome in terms of PQ....
any idea if the Panasonic player is decent?
thanks again for the reply
Could check the threads here. I know the Panny has one dedicated to it. The real judge, however, are your own 2 eyes.
Haven't played with the Panny in question, but the others I have used over the last couple of years had similar zoom options to the ones I mentioned. See if the retailer will hook one up for you, if only to play w/ the zoom bits.
Still don't think you need to worry about the 2.35:1 black bars, though. Keep the contrast low and watch some 1.85:1 movies as well....you should be fine.
Burn in, from what I've seen/heard, is more an issue with static stuff like news channel tickers, video games HUD's, and the more commonly seen 4:3 sidebars. Doesn't mean the horizontal ones aren't...they are just less likely to be static day after day like the other images can be and ofter are with typical TV watching--movies or otherwise.
Even if you watch only
movies on your set, it's doubtful that every movie you will watch is going to be in the same aspect ratio. Hell, any movie pre-1953 or so is going to be in 4:3 ratio. There were no "widescreen" movies until after the dawn of the TV age.
Besides, even the best player or TV will degrade the PQ when zooming.