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Tosh Widescreen

Discussion in 'Televisions' started by pburgess, Jul 18, 2002.

  1. pburgess

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    I have just bought my first widescreen TV, a Toshiba picture frame 32 inch. Naively I thought my impressive new TV would switch back and forth automatically to give me the correct picture box as it was being transmitted. It’s apparent that doesn’t happen (or am I missing something) even on the auto widescreen setting.

    OK so I’ll change it manually. Trouble is, pretty well everything but 4:3 looks distorted on the screen

    Wide – fat people, even watching Pearl Harbour last night on Sky Box Office
    Superlive – also fat and no, it doesn’t hold the correct proportions at the centre of the image
    Cinema – possibly no distortion, but I lose considerable amount of the top and bottom of the picture (logically this should not happen when watching a wide–screen image, as the loss should be at the edges).
    14:9 – how the hell do I know if I am watching a 14:9 broadcast?

    Above all I want to watch a true image. Does this mean widescreen is largely a waste of time without a DVD (I don’t)?
     
  2. Oblivion

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    have you set you Sky box to widescreen??

    Paul
     
  3. pburgess

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    Doh! I didn't know I could do this! back to the manual.

    Thanks

    Peter
     
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    Setting your Sky box certainly helps, and if you change the aspect ratio manually on the Tosh TV, it tends to remember it. I found out though that if you just watch terrestrial BBC1 and change the ratio to 4:3... Then go to ITV, the ratio will change automatically to 14:9. Now you have auto aspect ratio switching again.

    The Tosh TV is a lot better than my Panasonic for recognising ratios though, on MTV Base my Panasonic would always zoom into the image, where the Tosh would keep its 4:3 ratio all the time.
     

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