Dismiss Notice
Attention AVForums app / Tapatalk users
Sadly GDPR means that, from 25th, we can no longer offer access to AVForums via the branded app or Tapatalk.
Click here for more information.

IS 4:3 TVs STILL WORTH BUYING!

Discussion in 'General TV Discussions Forum' started by pixel, Jan 10, 2003.

  1. pixel

    pixel
    Guest

    Products Owned:
    0
    Products Wanted:
    0
    Ratings:
    +0
    I am thinking of buying a 29” 4:3 as they are under £300 for a good one and I like bog TV’s and the equivalent in a widescreen TV is 36” and they are £1400 plus!! Now I have NTL analogue and don’t plan getting digital until analogue is switched off…when is that going to be….do you think I will get my use out of a 29” 4:3??

    Thanks in advance for any help here :confused:
     
  2. pixel

    pixel
    Guest

    Products Owned:
    0
    Products Wanted:
    0
    Ratings:
    +0
    I ment "big" not "bog"
     
  3. narabdela

    narabdela
    Member

    Joined:
    Nov 25, 2002
    Messages:
    270
    Products Owned:
    0
    Products Wanted:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    21
    Location:
    Glockamorra
    Ratings:
    +5
    And you meant "are" instead of "is".
     
  4. pixel

    pixel
    Guest

    Products Owned:
    0
    Products Wanted:
    0
    Ratings:
    +0
    Yes I'm aware of that too; I did write it in a hurry...what about answering the question then smart arse :)
     
  5. MackemX

    MackemX
    Standard Member

    Joined:
    Dec 9, 2002
    Messages:
    175
    Products Owned:
    0
    Products Wanted:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    16
    Ratings:
    +0
    why not just use the edit feature?
     
  6. MackemX

    MackemX
    Standard Member

    Joined:
    Dec 9, 2002
    Messages:
    175
    Products Owned:
    0
    Products Wanted:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    16
    Ratings:
    +0
    I think it's around 2006 when they switch off the signal
     
  7. LV426

    LV426
    Administrator Staff Member

    Joined:
    Jul 14, 2000
    Messages:
    13,425
    Products Owned:
    0
    Products Wanted:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    166
    Location:
    Somewhere in South Yorkshire
    Ratings:
    +5,825
    If you want a meaningful answer, this isn't the way to get one.
     
  8. Kevo

    Kevo
    Well-known Member

    Joined:
    Aug 23, 2001
    Messages:
    5,397
    Products Owned:
    1
    Products Wanted:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    86
    Location:
    Manchester
    Ratings:
    +149
    Do you have a DVD player?

    If not, are you thinking of getting one in the near future?

    If so then go for a WS TV as most DVDs are in WS.

    If not then a 4:3 TV for under £300 seems like a good choice.
     
  9. Symm

    Symm
    Guest

    Products Owned:
    0
    Products Wanted:
    0
    Ratings:
    +0
    Oh don't be too harsh, I actually quite liked the comment, and LOL'd.

    He did put a little smiley face next to it, to signify that it was a jokey comment.

    Oh, and in an attempt to answer the question, I'd say that if you're going to be spending a lot of money then it makes sense to buy a 16:9 TV to keep up with the times, and to ensure that your TV isn't obsolete in a couple of years. If you aren't spending too much and prefer a 4:3, then you aren't losing too much. Besides you can still watch 16:9 with the black bars, and at least The Simpsons and Futurama are still 4:3 productions...thats gotta be a bonus.
     
  10. SteveCac

    SteveCac
    Guest

    Products Owned:
    0
    Products Wanted:
    0
    Ratings:
    +0
    The U.S. don't really use widescreen, they are preparing for HDTV which is nearer a 4:3. Is this the way we should be going?
     
  11. LV426

    LV426
    Administrator Staff Member

    Joined:
    Jul 14, 2000
    Messages:
    13,425
    Products Owned:
    0
    Products Wanted:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    166
    Location:
    Somewhere in South Yorkshire
    Ratings:
    +5,825
    Really? All the HDTVs I've ever seen in the US are exactly 16x9.
     
  12. MackemX

    MackemX
    Standard Member

    Joined:
    Dec 9, 2002
    Messages:
    175
    Products Owned:
    0
    Products Wanted:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    16
    Ratings:
    +0
    the next thing will be 47:20 TV's :)

    why can't u get them now, so u can watch 2.35:1 films properly?
     
  13. SteveCac

    SteveCac
    Guest

    Products Owned:
    0
    Products Wanted:
    0
    Ratings:
    +0
    Now that I've looked I see that most are, but not all of them are 16:9, especially crappy rear projection, but my point was, if you forget 4:3 to future proof for widescreen, will this be lost when we get HDTV.
     
  14. Squirrel God

    Squirrel God
    Guest

    Products Owned:
    0
    Products Wanted:
    0
    Ratings:
    +0
    You can get 4:3 TVs that have a 16:9 mode to make use of anamorphic transfers and broadcasts, so if you get a 4:3, make sure it has a 16:9 mode.

    Not as good as anamorphic widescreen on a widescreen TV though and just think of the huge black borders you'll get on a 2.35:1 movie :eek:

    Re HDTV - look at the standard, not just the end products. Widescreen rules there too.
     
  15. Kevo

    Kevo
    Well-known Member

    Joined:
    Aug 23, 2001
    Messages:
    5,397
    Products Owned:
    1
    Products Wanted:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    86
    Location:
    Manchester
    Ratings:
    +149
    You CAN watch them 'properly' on a 16:9 TV

    What about 1.85:1, 2.00:1, 2.20:1 2.70:1 films?

    16:9 is a good compromise and at then end of the day, it's television and NOT hollywood films they are primarily designed for.
     
  16. MackemX

    MackemX
    Standard Member

    Joined:
    Dec 9, 2002
    Messages:
    175
    Products Owned:
    0
    Products Wanted:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    16
    Ratings:
    +0
    I know you can watch em properly :), I was just dreaming

    But just imagine what it would be like having a 50" 47:20 TV and you could also have a pair of curtains to draw in so you can't see the black bars :)

    you would probably get a 36" 16:9 pic on that, can't be bothered to do maths :confused:

    I want one to watch my Movies on, not bothered about black bars on the likes of Eastenders etc, she can watch that rubbish upstairs on portable :D
     
  17. narabdela

    narabdela
    Member

    Joined:
    Nov 25, 2002
    Messages:
    270
    Products Owned:
    0
    Products Wanted:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    21
    Location:
    Glockamorra
    Ratings:
    +5
    No offence taken.

    :p :p
     

Share This Page

Loading...
  1. This site uses cookies to help personalise content, tailor your experience and to keep you logged in if you register.
    By continuing to use this site, you are consenting to our use of cookies.
    Dismiss Notice