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Old 11-10-2013, 10:40 AM
 
Location: Jenks, Oklahoma
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VIZIO recently announced a totally new concept in TV design that will solve the "black bars" issue for good! The physical dimensions of the screen itself will actually change depending on the broadcast aspect ratio (4:3 or 16:9). This new screen material technology is being patented as Adaptive Morphoplasmation and will start shipping in the 3rd quarter of 2014. The picture will fill the screen edge-to-edge no matter what!
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Old 11-10-2013, 03:23 PM
 
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VIZIO recently announced a totally new concept in TV design that will solve the "black bars" issue for good! The physical dimensions of the screen itself will actually change depending on the broadcast aspect ratio (4:3 or 16:9). This new screen material technology is being patented as Adaptive Morphoplasmation and will start shipping in the 3rd quarter of 2014. The picture will fill the screen edge-to-edge no matter what!
Movie screens have been doing that for years in home theater. It's called masking.

OTOH, I sense sarcasm.
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Old 11-10-2013, 05:43 PM
 
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I laughed until I realized that watching Hampster Dance next to my shows would cause me to smash my head into the TV.



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.
You're wasting your time trying to explain this The Luddites that are complaining about this think it's the TV, and no amount of intelligent explanation is going to change their minds.

I know because I've been trying.
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Old 11-10-2013, 07:03 PM
 
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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.
Some people should learn to adjust the aspect ratio of their TV...

Watch and learn:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GT6ah6oCKMM
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Old 11-11-2013, 11:01 AM
 
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Adjusting the aspect ratio on the TV does not always work. And sometimes it just causes the picture to look blurry. It also doesn't solve the problem people have with TV they viewed for many years before HD came along, and now have black bars (which reduces the screen size) and certainly cannot always be corrected. We have flat screens but I can understand the comments about black bars and reduction in screen size.
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Old 11-11-2013, 02:53 PM
 
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Adjusting the aspect ratio on the TV does not always work. And sometimes it just causes the picture to look blurry. It also doesn't solve the problem people have with TV they viewed for many years before HD came along, and now have black bars (which reduces the screen size) and certainly cannot always be corrected. We have flat screens but I can understand the comments about black bars and reduction in screen size.
Ok, you win. In your case, there is a problem. In millions of other cases there isn't.
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Old 11-12-2013, 12:55 PM
 
Location: Cartersville, GA
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Adjusting the aspect ratio on the TV does not always work. And sometimes it just causes the picture to look blurry. It also doesn't solve the problem people have with TV they viewed for many years before HD came along, and now have black bars (which reduces the screen size) and certainly cannot always be corrected. We have flat screens but I can understand the comments about black bars and reduction in screen size.
Since we bought our HDTV several years ago, I have seen far fewer black bars in broadcasts. The vast majority of today's programming fills the entire screen, and looks great.
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Old 11-13-2013, 11:26 AM
 
Location: Cary, NC
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When I see "HDTV is a ripoff...."
And we love our plasma sets, all I can think of is Bill Withers and Keep on Using Me.
"Just keep on using me..."
.

Use me - Bill Withers - YouTube
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Old 11-19-2013, 12:53 PM
 
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love my blu ray burner too
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