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How many of you Fellow HTF'ers out there are a Fully Widescreen House?

Discussion in 'Displays' started by Dave Scarpa, Apr 28, 2003.

  1. Dave Scarpa

    Dave Scarpa Well-Known Member

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    I Am since I replaced my 32" 4:3 set with a 30" 16:9 Samsung last month.Now Widescreen Upstairs and Down ! No More non anamorphic transfers for this Boy,not that I bought them before my conversion mind you. I won't tolerate it now (Listening MGM?) However I still welcome 4:3 if it's OAR. So How Many of you have flushed away the last vestiges of than archaic dying format know as the Square Screen?
     
  2. Xenia Stathakopoulou

    Xenia Stathakopoulou Well-Known Member

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    I own over 200 dvds , and only 1 of them is fullscreen, cant buy me love, a childhood favorite, not available in oar.
     
  3. Michael St. Clair

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    Not me, I still watch tons of vintage 4:3 TV, scads of pre-1960 films, classic cartoons, dozens of 4:3 video games, and a bevy of letterboxed laserdiscs. The only 16:9 sets I find to do this material justice (without a pricy external scaler) are the Pioneers, and at the time I bought my set they were all out of my budget (man have they come down).

    Even after I replace my current 4:3 HDTV with a shorter 16:9 set in 2 to 4 years, I'll probably keep a 4:3 set or two around the house.

    Should this thread be in the Display Devices area? [​IMG]
     
  4. David Materazzi

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    I put my 31" upstairs when I got my Phillips 60" Widescreen Tv this past Christmas. For a very long time I was interested in the Toshiba 65" Widescreen but the price for the 60" was great and also I fell in love with it. Also the guys just barely got that in the house.
     
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    The only MAR DVDs I've got off the top of my head are the region-free Drunken Master II(it's 1.85:1 instead of 2.35:1), Police Academy, and Christmas Vacation(soon to be replaced by a WS version later this year). And at least those last two are open matte.

    I don't count discs like Elite's full frame Evil Dead or the Kubrick Collection. I guess you could count Buffy Seasons 4 and 5 in WS since that's technically not the OAR, but let's not go there again.
     
  6. Paul.Mc

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    I buy only widescreen DVD's when I can. I've held off on a few titles that are MAR'd, but I'm far from being able to afford a 16:9 TV right now.
     
  7. Clint B

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    While I've got a 4:3 TV, I am OAR all the way (which includes some movies where 1.33:1 is the OAR).
     
  8. David Lambert

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  9. CaptDS9E

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    If my family replaced every tv in our house with a widescreen we would go bankrupt :)

    capt
     
  10. Yumbo

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    1 WS plasma, 1 WS tube, 1 WS iMac, 1 WS TiBook

    2 WS cars, lol [​IMG]
     
  11. Patrick Sun

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    Moved thread.

    I'm still a 4:3 household, but I see it as getting the best of both worlds.
     
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    All the TVs I have are 4:3, but I still, of course, buy the widescreen DVDs.
     
  13. Bob Maged

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    1) Home theater -- 43" 4:3 HDTV (2 years old)
    2) Game room -- 20" 4:3 (15 yrs old)
    3) Kitchen -- 13" 4:3 (2 yrs old)
    4) Living room -- 26" 4:3 (17 yrs old)
    5) Office/sewing room -- 19" 4:3 (20 yrs old)
    6) Master bedroom -- 32" 4:3 HDTV (4 months old)
    7) Four computers -- 11" 4:3 (laptop), two 15" 4:3 flat
    panels, one 19" 4:3 CRT

    Over 1100 DVDs, 99.9% OAR.

    I do not expect to have an "all widescreen" household any time soon. [​IMG]
     
  14. Scott Merryfield

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    We have six TV's in the house, and only one is 16x9. However, out of the 640 titles in my collection, I only have two non-OAR discs -- Arthur and The Jerk. Thankfully Warner Brothers is finally releasing the "Vacation" films in OAR, so I was able to sell Vacation and Christmas Vacation.
     
  15. Rich H

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    Well, we have only one tv - a widescreen plasma - so I guess we're a fully widescreen house :)

    Rich H
     
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    I wouldn't want to be a fully-widescreen house, as there is too much excellent 4:3 material out there (including EVERY film made before the early 50s). In fact, I just upgraded my bedroom set to a 27" Sony Wega. Now I have a great set for watching 4:3 material, and a great set (57" Sony) in the main room for watching widescreen material.

    I'd say I'm a fully-OAR house!!
     
  17. Jan Strnad

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    WS 42" plasma in living room
    WS 42" plasma in bedroom
    variable 100" projector in home theater room
    4:3 12" set in kitchen that rises hydraulically from the kitchen counter (no WS sets that small)
    WS 42" RPTV in guest cottage
    WS 36" plasma in guest cottage bedroom
    WS LCD in back seat of Lexus SUV

    Oh, wait. That was a dream I had.

    Sorry.

    Jan
     
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    Jan, that was funny as hell. I was thinking damn, I can't wait to click on his website.

    Well as it stands I have:
    13" 4x3 in kitchen
    25" 4x3 in daughters bedroom
    25" 4x3 in master bedroom (near bed)
    36" 4x3 in master bedroom (other side w/the couch and old HT)
    65" 16x9 in theater.

    I don't know what the hell I'm going to do with the 4x3's when by 2007, hate to just throw them away, can't give'em away for I don't want anyone to have a 4x3 set by then.
    [​IMG]
     
  19. Lew Crippen

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    Two TVs and both are 16:9 HD, although I don’t have an HD STB for my bedroom TV. Just sort of waiting to get an integrated HD PVR/STB.
     
  20. Aaron Reynolds

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