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I have a TW40X81 and I'll never go back to a 4:3 set.
 

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No contest--16:9 all the way.
 

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I would NEVER go back to 4x3. And I am not an advanced user. Simply that 16x9 is better for what I use if for: DVDs and HDTV reception (HiPix Card). Do NOT go 4x3 if you are in to DVDs or plan to get an HDTV receiver (which these days are getting really cheap!)


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Considering that one purchases a TV to keep for many years, if anyone is purchasing a new TV today and does not opt for the 16:9 widescreen, he/she would be very short sighted - bordering on foolish.


Once you have seen anamorphic, widescreen DVDs and widescreen, hi-def programming on a 16:9 TV, any second guessing ends and there is no going back.


End of story.


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I'm using a front projection setup, and I prefer a 4:3 screen because that is the only way to fully utilize the CRTs in the projector. Seems a shame to look at a small 4:3 picture on a 16:9 screen when watching 4:3 material.


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Well, I used to regret that I have a 4:3 TV (XBR400) instead of a 16:9, but after getting a TiVo, I now watch more 4:3 content than ever before. More so than DVD and HDTV put together, so in a way, I happy again, that I have a 4:3 set.


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I went from a 27" JVC to a Toshiba 40X81. I'll never, ever go back to a 4:3 set as the primary TV in the house. 16:9 is the only way to go.
 

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16x9 and not looking back. I agree with donsil 100%. HDTV on 16x9 is beautiful baby (final four comign soon) and I can't wait. Go Md. beat Duke!


The prices on 16x9 seem to be falling now. I might have a regret about my timing....


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16x9 and not looking back. Wouldn't watch DVD's or HD any other way. The stretch modes on my Elite do a good job on 4x3 material so it's not bothersome to watch 4x3 stretched to 16x9...


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16x9 all the way!


The 4x3 stretch modes are not as bad as people think. Try it, you'll like it.



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Absolutely no regrets. I have a 55" 16:9 set, the only way to go. 4:3 stretch ain't so bad, just the image quality of those sources, now I need to replace all the other sets in the house !
 

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16x9 A few mild regrets


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Considering that at least 75% of the viewing is from 4:3 material, one would think that more would regret the 16:9 sets.

Also, other than 1 or 2 HD channels & DVD, what else is 16:9???


My 200+ other DSS channels are 4:3. How do they look stretched on a 16:9 set? Can't be as good as a 4:3 set.
 

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Originally posted by cmcjo:
Considering that at least 75% of the viewing is from 4:3 material, one would think that more would regret the 16:9 sets.

Also, other than 1 or 2 HD channels & DVD, what else is 16:9???


My 200+ other DSS channels are 4:3. How do they look stretched on a 16:9 set? Can't be as good as a 4:3 set.
With the TW1 stretch mode on my Tosh set there is no noticeable difference. I've had many people over to watch football and other 4:3 programming and no one has ever noticed the stretch mode.


How do anamorphic DVD's look on that 4:3 set? Definately not as good as my 16:9. Sorry, just a little sarcasm.

 
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