Dunno why you bought a 4:3 DTV. [I still firmly believe that if it's not 16:9, they should not be allowed to market it as HDTV, but only DTV that can display 1080i. Let them sort out with customers why they should buy a TV that's the wrong shape.]
Anyway, some X-Box games will support widescreen 16:9 or 1.78:1. [Apologies for the mixup.]
And most of the HD movies on HBO are butchered down to 16:9. A few of the HBO HD movies from their first year are in their Original Aspect Ratios, which range from 1.85:1 to 2.35:1 depending on what the director wanted.
I think it is relevant. Yeah there is lots of 4:3 content but it is all SD so why bother buying and HDTV to watch mostly SD stuff? It's better to pic one side of the fence rather then trying to sit on it.
Adebar, I notice from your profile that you are a special member. Well that designation may have gone to your head. I hate to tell you this but with billions of people on this planet, you probably aren't that very special, and you probably fit into that common folks group. Hope that humbles you just a bit.
P.S. If special members have the ability to kick people of this board, you guys might not be hearing from me again.
Those of us who populate this board include both the 'Innovators' and 'Early Adopters' of this technology. Innovators should be celebrating the participation (dumb questions and all) of new participants as it indicates the movement of HDTV technology into the mainstream.
Frankly the challenge of all "old-timers" on this board is to continue to better organize the information and continue to share it with those with new spheres of influence. It's not "rehashing old topics", it's really about educating the next group of recruits to spread the message of HDTV.
This buying base will allow all of us to leverage and influence consumers providers of hardware and content in ways long considered 'overdue'.
- Keith (uncommonly common, but still an Early Adopter)
If the "common people," as you so impolitely refer to them, hadn't started getting HDTV's, then we would have spent the rest of our lives watching demo loops all day. HD needs to be mainstream, not a novelty.
By the way, good grief--I've only read three threads tonight and you've pissed somebody off in each one of them. Have some fiber.
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