It's a good choice. It does about as good a job as any plasma with plain ol' TV and looks terrific with OTA HD.
|Originally posted by John Hastings|
But what about the 4x3. Are you guys stretching everything to 16x9. I presume if you watch everything in 4x3, it will cause burn-in, right?
|Originally posted by Paul Forgey|
Yes, but not as badly if you can use gray rather than black side bars. Even better, my display has a stretch mode where it doesn't loose as much off the top and bottom and distorts the edges more than the center. I'm pretty certain the Panasonics have an aspect mode called "JUST" which does this too.
From the description it sounds like it would make you sea sick watching it, but I've found it to look very natural and difficult to tell most of the time that it isn't actually 16:9 source material. At least for me, 4:3 done this way looks natural enough where it just isn't an issue.