Re: OT: Digital TV Converter Box Report
- From: cambronj <cambronj@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Mon, 22 Jun 2009 08:26:58 -0700 (PDT)
On Jun 13, 11:49 pm, "Scott M. Kozel" <koze...@xxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
cambronj <cambr...@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
Scott M. Kozel wrote:
All in all, I have considerably more features, and the only negative is
a slightly smaller image.
The smaller image is the result of the wide screen aspect ratio (16:9)
being displayed on your old 4:3 aspect ratio TV.
Your converter box can be set to clip the sides off the 16:9 aspect
ratio to fill the full screen of your 4:3 aspect ratio TV.
I leave my box in the clip mode as most of the programing I watch is
broadcast in the 4:3 aspect ratio. The only time I change the box to
display 16:9 is when I watch the NASCAR on ABC.
Thanks, John ... I see that there are 4 different possible settings for
the aspect ratio.
The reason why there are 4 different settings is because some pre
digital TV's have a built in capability of letter boxing 16:9 aspect
the 4:3 aspect ratio screen. I have a Sony that can do it. The setting
the TV under scans rendering the proper 16:9 aspect ratio on the 4:3
aspect ratio tube. Great for watching wide screen formated DVDs on on
my 4:3 aspect ratio TV.
John in the sand box of Maryland's eastern shore.
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