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Best size TV / black bars

by rayh78 / October 10, 2013 11:46 PM PDT

What would be the size HDTV I would need to really have a 46" TV. Right now have a 55" but it is really seems about a 36".
I still don't understand why they even started making these wide screen TV's.
Yes works great just sometimes for a DVD but not regular TV.
Seems a waste to have the screen size but cannot use it unless you stretch the image and make the people look wide.

Most of the time I just watch TV so I end up with black bars on the sides. And sometimes black bars on the top and sides.
Don't a lot of people complain about this?

Seems they would still make the 4.3 TV's if that is what people still watch most of the time.

Thanks for any suggestions. I just can't seem to understand why they do this.

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Re: wide screen TV's
by Kees_B Forum moderator / October 11, 2013 12:06 AM PDT

They make wide-screen TV's for people who want to look at wide-screen movies from a DVD.
They make less wider TV's (say the usual 1920 x 1080 HDTV) for people who want to use it to look HD broadcasts and HD disks.

Since there's a free choice to buy the one or the other (or a 4:3 TV like why would anyone complain about having a choice?
Only people who feel they bought the wrong one should complain. Maybe you're one of them?


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Guessing you had to look hard to find anything like the one
by rayh78 / October 11, 2013 8:55 AM PDT
In reply to: Re: wide screen TV's

Still my point is 99% of Tvs sold today are made for what most people watch the least amount of time.
Far more viewing hours are spent watching TV broadcast vs DVDs.

Try to find a good quality LED TV that is made to watch what most use it for.

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They have never bother me.
by Oldartq / October 11, 2013 10:32 AM PDT

I guess I really don't know what they look like, fat or skinny...or maybe just don't care. Come to think of it, I don't think I have watch live tv for the last 3 months now since I canceled my cable. Maybe that's one way of not letting them bother me. Keep cool and you'll be happier.

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