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Home Theater Video Display Specs: A Poll


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#1 of 32 Joshua Clinard

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Posted November 01 2003 - 12:06 PM

A lot of people I run into in stores, and on other message boards use the excuse that they don't have a widescreen TV, or that they have a small TV, so therfore they can't/won't enjoy watching widescreen DVD's on thier set. I know that a lot of us here have smaller sets, but I want to get some hard data that can be used for a report that I will eventually post on Widescreen Advocate. My intention is to prove that there are a large number of people who enjoy widescreen programming on smaller sets, but do not use that as a basis for answering this poll. Please answer the following questions for each screen that you watch DVD's on as truthfully as possible, and do not be ashamed if you have a small set. It will skew the data if you do not answer because you are embarrased, or if you do not answer because you have a large set. In other words, if you are reading this poll, I'd really like you to answer it. I'd like to get to at least 500 results before I compile the data. 1000 would be better! Thanks guys! Also, please answer the questions before providing any commentary, to make it easier for me to read.

1. Is the screen 4x3, or 16x9?
2. What percentage of your DVD time is spent with this TV?
3. How many inches is the screen?

#2 of 32 MartinTeller

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Posted November 01 2003 - 01:01 PM

1. 4x3
2. 95%
3. 30"

#3 of 32 LukeB

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Posted November 01 2003 - 04:54 PM

1. 4x3
2. 30%
3. 17" PC monitor (15.9" viewable)

1. 4x3
2. 50%
3. 27"

#4 of 32 Jefe Noche

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Posted November 01 2003 - 06:09 PM

16X9
100%
42"
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#5 of 32 Nick Sievers

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Posted November 01 2003 - 06:21 PM

1. 16x9
2. 100%
3. 105"
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#6 of 32 Duane_T

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Posted November 01 2003 - 08:45 PM

1. 4x3
2. 100%
3. 50"

#7 of 32 Lew Crippen

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Posted November 01 2003 - 11:26 PM

1.Main
1)16:9
2)50%
3)34”

2.Bedroom
1)16:9
2)10%
3)30”
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#8 of 32 Angelo.M

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Posted November 01 2003 - 11:35 PM

1. 4:3
2. 100%
3. 60"


#9 of 32 Simon_Lepine

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Posted November 02 2003 - 02:39 AM

1. 16x9
2. 100%
3. 51"

#10 of 32 george kaplan

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Posted November 02 2003 - 03:00 AM

1. 16x9

2. 100%

3. 58"
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#11 of 32 Joshua Clinard

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Posted November 02 2003 - 06:17 AM

Thanks guys! Keep them coming

#12 of 32 Steve Christou

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Posted November 02 2003 - 11:17 AM

1. 16x9
2. 100%
3. 32"

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#13 of 32 WadeB

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Posted November 02 2003 - 11:27 AM

1. 16x9
2. 100%
3. 46"

#14 of 32 Kristian

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Posted November 02 2003 - 05:22 PM

1. 4x3
2. 100%
3. 32"
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#15 of 32 Mike Wladyka

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Posted November 03 2003 - 03:31 AM

4x3
100%
32"
Now they show you how detergents take out bloodstains, a pretty violent image there. I think if you've got a T-shirt with a bloodstain all over it, maybe laundry isn't your biggest problem. Maybe you should get rid of the body before you do the wash.

#16 of 32 Jan H

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Posted November 03 2003 - 12:38 PM

1. 16X9
2. About 75%
3. 65 inches (Ha! I knew mine was bigger than yours, George Posted Image)

#17 of 32 Steve Schaffer

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Posted November 03 2003 - 02:13 PM

16/9
95%
57"

4/3
5%
25"
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I prefer not to push the subwoofers until they're properly run in.

#18 of 32 Rob Tomlin

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Posted November 04 2003 - 11:35 AM

16:9

95%

123 inches (front projector)

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3. 65 inches (Ha! I knew mine was bigger than yours, George Posted Image)


HA! I knew mine was bigger than yours, Jan!

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#19 of 32 Carl Johnson

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Posted November 04 2003 - 11:38 AM

1. 4x3
2. 100%
3. 32"

#20 of 32 Jan H

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Posted November 04 2003 - 12:04 PM

Ha! I knew mine was bigger than yours, Jan!



I was wondering how long it would be before I read that! Posted Image

There's no doubt that Rob has the biggest, um...,screen on the block.

Can anyone spell compensation?

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