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HDTV on 4:3 aspect ratio???

Discussion in 'Televisions' started by wek8v, Dec 30, 2004.

  1. wek8v

    wek8v Member

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    i have a HDTV ready tv that is in 4:3 aspect ratio. is it worth it to get a HDTV box from my cable company (cost is minimal) what will the tv do with the HDTV programming that is made for a 16:9 ratio. thanks for any help, sorry if this info is already somewhere else.
     
  2. Wagz

    Wagz Regular member

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    The aspect ratio won't cause any problems, it'll just be like watching a widescreen dvd, it'll have a black box on the top and bottom. I'd deffinetly get the HDTV box, they make watching TV way more enjoyable.
     
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    I have found that with the HDTV channels, I had to use the cable box aspect ratio settings to get certain HD channels to be able to view properly.
    I have a Phillips 60 inch HDTV 4:3 rear projection.
    The HD channels are fantastic!!
     
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    Problem is now that HDTV is all set in widescreen so if you have a bigscreen tv that is 4:3 you will never get everything out of HDTV you will have to purchase a widescreen HDTV, I have a 65" Toshiba Theatervision Widescreen and all the HD Channels fill the whole thing no black bars, and the color,picture and everything is phenominal. It is definately worth it to get a HDTV box it will even convert Digital Signals for Home Theater.
     

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