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Old 07-17-2008, 08:11 AM
 
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I absolutely love our Sony 46 inch LCD-I think the pictures look great. The HD pictures are excellent- I love watching nature shows, sports, just about anything in HD. Even the non-HD pictures don't look bad-sure they are not HD but they don't look awful or distorted at all to me.


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Old 07-17-2008, 08:42 AM
 
Location: Dallas, NC
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My husband used his bonus a couple of years ago to buy a Sony 55" HD tv. I thought he was crazy but it was his money and he'd never just got something he wanted. It didn't take long before I fell in LOVE with that tv! If it is a good tv, the picture should not look distorted. You have to get the settings right but it's worth it! Watching football on it is AWESOME! And it makes you feel like you are in a theater when you watch a movie.
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Old 02-22-2009, 10:32 PM
 
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I have a 52" wide screen lcd tv. I love the picture, it's great for watching hi def sports or movies. The one thing that I really hate though is the way a lot of movies , either rented or through my cable. are whats called "wide screen" That is when there are these thick black borders at the top and bottom of my tv. I notice that there are more and more tv shows being broadcast in this way too. It's so bad on some movies that it's liking watching tv through a mail slot. When it's like that I just change the channel. Can someone tell me how eliminating up to half the viewing area of my tv enhances the viewing enjoyment of a movie or show??? I just don't get it.
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Old 02-22-2009, 10:41 PM
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I have a 52" wide screen lcd tv. I love the picture, it's great for watching hi def sports or movies. The one thing that I really hate though is the way a lot of movies , either rented or through my cable. are whats called "wide screen" That is when there are these thick black borders at the top and bottom of my tv. I notice that there are more and more tv shows being broadcast in this way too. It's so bad on some movies that it's liking watching tv through a mail slot. When it's like that I just change the channel. Can someone tell me how eliminating up to half the viewing area of my tv enhances the viewing enjoyment of a movie or show??? I just don't get it.
It depends on the original aspect ratio of the show or film. If it is TV, then it will fit the screen properly (or you can see if you have a zoom or aspect ratio function on your TV to change it). If it is film, then you are seeing the film in the exact size and proportion it was filmed in and shown in the theater. Many films are greater than 2:1 wide, while a widescreen TV is 16:9 wide, so it's only 1.77:1 wide. So the film will have top and bottom blank spaces.
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Old 02-23-2009, 06:58 PM
 
Location: In a cat house! ;)
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We have a 50" Panasonic plasma. Had it for a few years now. LOVE IT. The picture is very crisp. I also like it that you can stand anywhere at any angle and still see the same great picture!
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Old 02-23-2009, 07:58 PM
 
Location: Lemon Grove, CA USA
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That is a setting you can change on most TVs. Don't have the set stretch the image and it will look fine. You will just see bars on the stuff that isn't widescreen. I love mine, all 50 inches of it. Sharp clear picture and I can sit far back from it and still see everything in great detail.
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Old 02-25-2009, 10:05 AM
 
Location: NE PA
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i love my tv. it's a sony bravia 32" and it has an awesome picture.
I also have the Bravia....a 40"...I love it. We have our old TV in another room now, and the difference in picture quality is like night and day.

To the OP, try adjusting the zoom....you should be able to choose between normal/wide/full, etc. I leave it on full.....the non-HD channels will have the bars on the side of the picture, but its not distorted.
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Old 02-25-2009, 11:11 AM
 
Location: North Central Illinois
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I've had my Hitachi HD 45" wide TV since 2001 and I absolutely love it! I have poor eyesight so having a TV this big is a God send to me.
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Old 02-25-2009, 07:44 PM
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Edit-sorry wrong forum!
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Old 02-25-2009, 09:14 PM
 
Location: Tucson, AZ
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We took the plunge when our Sony 32" died on us. We got a 52" Samsung and love it. It you're picture's distorted, you should have an option in your menu to change the picture format - 4X3, Zoom (we have 2 different zoom options).
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