Re: HD converter box strategy
- From: Warren Oates <warren.oates@xxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Mon, 18 Feb 2008 15:36:04 -0500
In article <kakjr3hpn9hatb67d5mjdq7iu43nat7auq@xxxxxxx>, me@xxxxxxxxxxx
This is my situation..... have only a 27" analog TV
with coax input ONLY
Will the converter box effectively make the 27" TV
"smaller" in the sense that a little 16:9 box will be
only viewing area?
I have a similar situation. I've connected the channel 3 ouptut of my
satellite receiver (Starchoice, in Canada) to an old 15" JVC tv/monitor
in my kitchen.
The hi-def channels put the 4:3 stuff into a smallish box in the center
of the tv screen; the 16:9 stuff gets letter-boxed to the full width of
the screen, with some truncation at the sides. The non-hd stuff fills
the screen correctly. Remember, digital doesn't necesssarily mean hi-def.
It's reasonably watchable; which is to say that the ol' Woman hasn't
complained about it. This is a pretty good and expensive monitor, but
it's 20-odd years old.