Originally Posted by itwonder
4:3 mode with black bars for SD can lead to IR or BI, right? So an excellent panorama-type stretch mode seems pretty important for a plasma panel. Fat heads are an Achilles heel IMHO. It's tough to test this at BB and CC with their limited feeds, but it's clear many brands stretch SD poorly; listening Samsung? [excuse that editorial
] Pioneer, Phillips, and HP appear to do a good job, but again, I can't be sure. So which panels do this the best? . . . .
. . . . I guess part of my newbie problem is figuring out which panels support a decent "just" mode. There seems to be little consistency in the labels used for aspect ratio settings from brand to brand. So I'm hoping for some real world feedback.
I have no experience with NEC or Fujitsu SD stretch modes nor have i seen any screen shots, but everybody says they're among the best. If you can come up with screen shots for these two brands you can make your own determinations. I would like to see them myself as i've seen all the other brands' stretch modes.
Being a big SD watcher, i like the Pioneer Consumer model's Cinema mode the best of all the other brands' stretch modes that i have
seen. It seems to be the least "un-natural" looking.
Here are a couple good threads with info on the Pioneer Consumer model SD Stretch Modes:http://www.avsforum.com/avs-vb/showt...nema+wide+justhttp://www.avsforum.com/avs-vb/showt...nema+wide+just
And One on Panasonic's two different Just modes (Industrial vs Consumer):http://archive2.avsforum.com/avs-vb/...ight=just+mode