|Originally posted by hongcho|
What are they smoking? Save $200.04 from retail at $1999.99??? MSPR is $999!
Come on, even Good Guys have 10% discount for pre-oreder (with 50% non-refundable down payment, I heard). And Value Electronics has $100 discount (with $100 down).
|If you have a 4:3 HDTV, and the content is 16:9, the recorder will letterbox the content to create a 4:3 signal (assuming that you've told the recorder that you have a 4:3 tv).|
The inverse is also true...4:3 content on a 16:9 tv can be sidepaneled to create a 16:9 signal.
The alternative, if you don't want letterboxing/sidepaneling, is for the recorder to stretch the signal to match the required aspect ratio. You can alternate between stretched and paneled with the window button on the remote, or via the setup menus.
|I know I've answered this before, but no, there are no zoom or crop modes, only stretch/panel. The stretch/panel option works vertically for 16:9 content on a 4:3 TV, and horizontally for 4:3 content on a 16:9 TV.|
We can look at adding more modes down the road, as all of these systems are software upgradeable. But on day one only stretch/panel will be available.
|Originally posted by drewba|
Unfortunately, only a linear stretch is available.
|Originally posted by Will-san|
Ok OK I pre-ordered mine (Value Eletronics), and I am sure it will be great and all, but my God is it ugly. Would it kill hughes to design a box that I won't be embarrased to have in my living room? now I have to put it in a closet and set up an IR repeater.