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Old 11-08-2013, 03:38 AM
 
Location: Yellow cottage, green doors.
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Well, you obviously have no idea what you're talking about.
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Old 11-08-2013, 08:58 AM
 
Location: Cary, NC
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I ain't never gonna fall for that there H-D TV. What does Home Depot know about television, anyway?

Keeping my 8' long Mediterranean Zenith Console, with the 23" color screen and the Hi-Fi record player forever!
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Old 11-08-2013, 11:03 AM
 
Location: SF Bay Area
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uhhh, ok ... troll alert!
I like my rotary dial phone too and have no need for that newfangled push-button phone -- people are so lazy these days.
Say, does anyone remember how to program a VCR? I accidentally unplug mine:


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Old 11-09-2013, 01:06 PM
 
Location: SF Bay Area
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TV stations should stop transmitting black bars ... what are they thinking? Black bars add nothing to my viewing experience.
Call me anti-blackbar if you want, I'm just expressing my dissatisfaction.
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Old 11-10-2013, 07:29 AM
 
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TV stations should stop transmitting black bars ... what are they thinking? Black bars add nothing to my viewing experience.
Call me anti-blackbar if you want, I'm just expressing my dissatisfaction.
What would you want to be where the black bars are now? Without them, the picture would be stretched horizontally, and few people can live with that.
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Old 11-10-2013, 07:32 AM
 
Location: Cary, NC
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What would you want to be where the black bars are now? Without them, the picture would be stretched horizontally, and few people can live with that.
Perhaps Hamster Dance?
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Old 11-10-2013, 09:45 AM
 
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The black bars remain a problem with HD. This problem has not been corrected as of yet and adjusting settings on the TV does not always correct it either. It often just causes the picture to become blurry. Sometimes it works and sometimes not. And the black bars show up on non-HD TVs too. It's not about the TVs, it's about the HD which needs lots of improvements.
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Old 11-10-2013, 10:11 AM
 
Location: Philaburbia
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keeping my 8' long mediterranean zenith console, with the 23" color screen and the hi-fi record player forever!
want.
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Old 11-10-2013, 10:22 AM
 
Location: SF Bay Area
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What would you want to be where the black bars are now? Without them, the picture would be stretched horizontally, and few people can live with that.
Lol ... I was trolling.
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Old 11-10-2013, 10:25 AM
 
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Perhaps Hamster Dance?
I laughed until I realized that watching Hampster Dance next to my shows would cause me to smash my head into the TV.

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The black bars remain a problem with HD. This problem has not been corrected as of yet and adjusting settings on the TV does not always correct it either. It often just causes the picture to become blurry. Sometimes it works and sometimes not. And the black bars show up on non-HD TVs too. It's not about the TVs, it's about the HD which needs lots of improvements.
It's not about HD. It is a very simple matter of a program that was recorded in 4:3 being shown on a 16:9 screen. There is no problem to correct. Push the format or ratio button, or watch the show in the proper ratio. There are exceptions, but relative to the amount of programming available they are a tiny drop in the bucket.
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