4:3 HDTV with 16:9 mode is (burn in a problem)

Discussion in 'Archived Threads 2001-2004' started by Marque D, Apr 6, 2002.

  1. Marque D

    Marque D Stunt Coordinator

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    For the most part I tried to search to find the answer but never got a definitive answer. My question is, if I have a 4:3 HDTV (Mitsubishi VS-60805) when I use my High Definition input, which does the ‘squeeze’, will I have to be concerned with the black bars on my set. I would assume no as long as its calibrated but wanted to be for sure. Don't all HDTV even the 16:9 ones use the squeeze when displaying HD? Over the last year (when I got my Dish 6000) I’ve found my self rarely watching much 4:3 programming and figured that I might need to evaluate my viewing habits since I've pretty much ignored that little sticker that was on the TV that said not to view more than 15% of programming in letterbox or widescreen.

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    Marque Dailey
     
  2. Jeremy Little

    Jeremy Little Supporting Actor

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    That sticker is pretty right on accurate. Uneven CRT aging IS a big issue. Although with a tv properly calibrated it will take a lot longer. When it is set like it was out of the box, the damage can happen in only a few hours.
     

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