How can you even consider a 4:3, haven't you ever seen widescreen, if you haven't you don't know what your missing! I own a RCA F-38310JX4 19 inches high by 33.75 inches width in screen view.
Seen from 5 feet away and connected by Silver Serpents from our sponser component cablesthe best cables in the world IMHO from 2 interlaced mega changers in August I will be buying a Sony DVD CX-875 300+1 with progressive scan that will play MP3. www.bettercables.com
BTW my WebTV is connected to HDTV by Silver Serpent S-vdeo cable, which I can see words forming on from the usual 5 feet distance. Home Theatre Web Browser in stretch that you wouldn't even know, if I didn't tell you what format I was using.
Dude, I live in Dubai, UAE and NO TV broadcasts are in 16:9. ALL are in 4:3. Plus, HDTV is has not arrived in the Middle East yet. Due to this, there are VERY little advantages gained by getting a 16:9 for me.
The two TVs that I am deciding between are as follows:
I agree with Matt. While I normally wouldn't consider being without a 16x9 unit, if you have nothing to watch in that format, then by all means this becomes a no brainer. The larger set has progressive scan which will be useful for dvds.
IMHO, with 4:3 content still being the most widely used for OTA/Cable/Satellite signals (as well as some dvds), if you are on the fence about 16:9 tv's, a 4:3 set that does a proper "raster squeeze" is a good choice.
I purchased a 36XBR400 set for precisely this reason....good sized/quality 4:3 set for my family's 70% cable viewing, with a good widescreen mode for watching dvds and HDTV.
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