Originally Posted by obxdiver
The TV programmers should NEVER stretch the content. We the viewers can't UN_STRETCH it.
You folks who want to fill your screens with stretched video can do so on your end with your TV format button and/or the format button on you D* receivers.
Don't make the rest of the whole country watch what you feel is correct...because it is NOT correct.
Please send 4x3 material as 4x3
Stretchers can then stretch to their hearts desire
There's two problems here.
#1.) The "stretchers" vastly outnumber the "non-stretchers", I would wager.
#2.) More importantly, the companies that sell these televisions and these high-definition services do an atrocious job at explaining these things to the average consumer. Most people with the black bars that hate them probably don't even realize they HAVE a stretch feature, or that their DirecTV box can be set to auto-stretch SD content, or so on. The consumers aren't at all educated on the subject.