Anamorphic Squeeze: How Important for 53 inch 4:3 used mostly for cable?

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  1. Arthur S

    Arthur S Cinematographer

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    I now have a fairly good understanding of how true anamorphic squeeze is with enhanced DVDs. Apparently more and more DVDs will be enhanced as they are released. Would the lack of anamorphic squeeze stop you from buying an otherwise excellent 53 inch 4:3 RPTV?

    Please note that my viewing is about 75% cable, 25% DVD .

    All opinions will be appreciated.

    Thanks

    Artie
     
  2. ChrisMatson

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    I don't think I could ever go back to a non-anamorphic set. My next TV will definitely be widescreen, but I expect my 36XBR450 to last at least a few more years.
    IMO, I can't imagine spending more than $1,000 on a TV that lacks any of the following:
    Progressive ability
    HDTV capable
    16:9 mode or widescreen
    At least 2 component inputs
     
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  4. Drew Eckhardt

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    Anamorphic squeeze gives you 33% more resolution on wide screen movies and avoids the down conversion artifacts which plague many players.

    If you watch any DVDs, it's pretty much a requirement. Personally, I'd skip any display which won't both accept progressive scan and do the squeeze.
     

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