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IS 4:3 TVs STILL WORTH BUYING!

Discussion in 'TVs' started by pixel, Jan 10, 2003.

  1. pixel

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    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

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    I ment "big" not "bog"
     
  3. narabdela

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    And you meant "are" instead of "is".
     
  4. pixel

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

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    why not just use the edit feature?
     
  6. MackemX

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    I think it's around 2006 when they switch off the signal
     
  7. LV426

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    If you want a meaningful answer, this isn't the way to get one.
     
  8. Kevo

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    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.
     
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    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.
     
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    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

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    Really? All the HDTVs I've ever seen in the US are exactly 16x9.
     
  12. MackemX

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    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?
     
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    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.
     
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    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

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    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

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    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
     
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    No offence taken.

    :p :p
     

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