Why isn't "Wide" very popular?No, you're not mate.
But it all depends on your particular setup.
Personally, I use an Hitachi (Alis) screen with 1024 lines.
You would expect 1080i to be better,as it requires less scaling, but in reality, there is very little difference. FWIW, the menu with V+ looks worse with 1080 (a known fault of VM), so I run 720.
Again, FWIW, wide seems not very popular, I certainly don't use it, but that's me.
I'd reiterate, it's what you prefer that counts.
It seems you can't see much difference (nor do I) when it comes to the picture.
In which case, apply some good psychology and ask the missus what she thinks. Then use that setting.
Women always like knowing they're right
Wide = stretch-o-vision... which is bad!!!
Its used to disguise a much bigger issue!
Check this thread and the fourth post (from myself) to further explain the issue, http://www.avforums.com/forums/showthread.php?t=472360
The one that looks best to you is the best choice, as I said earlier.i to have a 1080p plasma (the new samsung p96)
i have switched between 720w and 1080w - the menu on 1080w is slightly blurred when in 1080w
but as for the difference in PQ i cannot really say if there is to much difference - they seem to be pretty similar - however, logic dictates that using 1080w on a 1080p plasma would be the better option - or am i wrong here ?
i am also using an HDMI cable supplied by VM - does anyone know if using a better quality HDMI would improve the PQ any more ?
Done some testing I'm sticking with 720pw.
720p takes non-anamorphic widescreen and makes it 4:3.
Yeah the picture looks correct but who wants to watch a small square in the middle of the TV screen.
720p does the correct thing it shows it as non-anamorphic widescreen.
It's not the V+ box that channels aren't being broadcast in anamorphic.
......The term "non-anamorphic widescreen" makes no sense, its anamorphic and widescreen, or its neither! .....: