[mythtv-users] Is Wider better?
Peter A. Daly
petedaly at gmail.com
Tue May 1 18:46:31 UTC 2007
Ok, I then have (maybe) a stupid question...
Will my PVR-350 record "wide format" content?
I'd assumed I need an HD receiver. Am I incorrect? (I'm in the US.)
On 5/1/07, Mike Perkins <mikep at randomtraveller.org.uk> wrote:
> Michael T. Dean wrote:
> > On 04/30/2007 07:07 PM, Yan Seiner wrote:
> >> Brad DerManouelian wrote:
> >>> I have to disagree. I say deal with the black bars in SD in
> >>> preparation for when all content goes to HD format. I have a 42" HDTV
> >>> display but mostly watch 4:3 content from DirecTV. Sure, the bars are
> >>> a little annoying but you get used to them quickly and when I pop in
> >>> a DVD or watch something I've captured OTA HD, it's a REAL treat.
> >> I guess it depends on how long you plan to keep your set, and how much
> >> money you have. 4:3 monitors are *cheap* these days - so if you're
> >> going to keep it only for a couple of years, I'd say go for the 4:3.
> >> OTOH if you have the money and you're planning long term, and you have
> >> the space to waste, go for a 16:9 with a comparable 4:3 viewing area.
> >> This will be a good bit bigger than a 4:3 monitor....
> > But remember that brand new high-definition TV's may not last as long as
> > most of us think TV's should (those of us who grew up with old-fashioned
> > CRT TV's). I wouldn't plan to buy something "to last me" 10 years.
> > (Perhaps not even in 5 years. 3 years? Probably.)
> > Mike "waiting for a replacement light engine for my 18-month-old 67"
> > 1080p DLP" Dean
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> In the UK at least, even though practically all transmission/cable is
> SD, quite a large proportion is in fact 16:9. I have a 26" widescreen
> LCD TV display and there are very few programs that are not widescreen,
> so have to juggle the width setting.
> In fact, thinking about it, the only 4:3 I can remember offhand are
> archive items from the BBC (think old Dr Who) and broadcasts from other
> countries where they don't do widescreen much yet - for example European
> soccer matches.
> You don't say which country you are - most of the replies assume the US
> - but a bit of investigation of your local area may turn up more
> widescreen programming than you might expect. Most stuff we get here
> from across the pond is widescreen, so it's generally getting made as
> Just my 0.02 GBP.
> Mike Perkins
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