Pioneer/Toshiba Stretch Modes

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  1. DaleI

    DaleI Stunt Coordinator

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    Are the stretch modes just as good on the Pioneer RPTVs as the Toshibas? Hard to find any Pioneers to view myself...

    What is the comparable Pioneer RPTV to the Toshiba 50hdx82?
     
  2. Alan Pummill

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  3. DennisFawcett

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    I HAVE A TOSH 65H82,I HAD A MITS FOR ABOUT 3 DAYS AND GOT
    THE TOSH.I LIKE THE PICTURE MODES.THE TOSH ALSO UPGRADES
    THE SIGNALS AND HAS A DROP DEAD PERFECT PICTURE ON HD
    BROADCOSTS AND NEWER DVDS.I ALSO HAVE THE SONY 715 DVD
    PLAYER AND IT ROCKS.SOME OF THE PICTURE MODES I HAVE SEEN
    0N RPTVS SUCH.I GUESS I AM JUST A TOSHIBA FAN.
     
  4. DaleI

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    Now if I can find a store that sells Pioneers so I can see for myself...
     
  5. Hanson

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    Both the Tosh and Pioneer have a full wide, zoom wide (1.78) and a stretch for 1.66 aspect films. There are no differences between them.

    However, the Pioneer natural wide looks much better than Toshiba's theaterwide 1. For me, the gradual electronic stretch in the natural wide is watchable, but the Toshiba's gradual stretching causes more distortion at the edges, meaning any horizontal pans cause a lot of warping of the image. People who walk off the screen get wider as the reach the edge.

    I guess to each their own, but I actually use the Pioneer natural wide for 4:3 viewing. I stopped using Theaterwide 1 when I owned a Toshiba set after trying it out and hating it.
     

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