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meg Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-23-06 02:24 PM
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Rant on Washington Post company policy on digital TV signals
I just got a great HDTV and all of the local affiliates carry the HD signal. Beautiful except one station insists on stretching the 4:3 aspect images to 16 :9. I called to complain and was told it is the corporate policy.

My TV lets me stretch the picture, but I don't like the distortion. Instead of letting the customer make the decision, the Washington Post company makes it for you - the picture will be stretched.

The result - I don't watch the non-hd shows on that station any more.

Anybody else seen that problem?
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ghostsofgiants Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-23-06 04:47 PM
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1. Is it a plasma?
Because if it is, watching the shows at 4:3 instead of 16:9 might not be a good idea.
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meg Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-24-06 07:27 PM
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3. nope - lcd
great picture when then leave the aspect alone
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skygazer Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-23-06 05:21 PM
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2. No
My problem is the ancient TV that bleeds pink color on one side of the screen and green on the other, making everything I watch seem vaguely sci-fi. I usually can't see much of it though because I don't get cable or satellite where I am so I get three channels via my antenna that's perched on my roof - the Snow channel, the Static channel and the Blue channel.

We watch a lot of movies. :eyes:
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