- Apr 1, 2001
I've enjoyed lurking and learning about most of this. Its time to buy a new RPTV, and it seems a good 4:3 with squeeze is going to be the best. My wife watches a lot of network TV, we never will use this tv for games. I'm just a little unsure as to the various formats, I see a lot of talk about the 480-540 upconverting and so forth. Which of these formats (480p, 720, 1080 etc.) is necessary to have, in other words what am I looking for along these lines? It seems most of the talk here is about 16:9, but won't a good 4:3 do everything that will and then some? Also we have a lot of letterboxed LDs, are there any TVs that will do a good job line doubling my lasers, since the signal is only either composite or SVHS? Looking for a size around 60", under $4K. Any help greatly appreciated.