- Jun 10, 2003
- Real Name
- Josh Steinberg
To me, that seems less necessary than ever, with screen sizes growing, prices coming down, and black levels rapidly improving.Brian is a proponent of ‘new full screen’ aka taking full advantage of every 16x9 pixel on his tv.
My $500 TV has such good blacks that any black bars simply disappear into nothingness, especially with the room lights off or dimmed. You can’t tell where the TV frame is, you just see an image and the TV appears to just be that shape. Since I watch a lot of material that comes in ratios other than 16x9, it’s immensely helpful.
But it’s the age old philosophical argument: are you watching content to show off your gear, or are you using your gear to watch content?