Will my X-BOX games look bad on 4:3 HDTV???

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  1. Dave Marx

    Dave Marx Stunt Coordinator

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    I am buying a Sony 36-inch HDTV. I plan to connect my X-BOX to the HD-component inputs. My TV is NOT the new 16:9 format...it is still 4:3. Will the picture be elongated or look strange because it is not 16:9? Will it take up the entire screen?

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  2. James Zos

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    "Will the picture be elongated or look strange because it is not 16:9?"

    No.

    Most Xbox games are designed for 4:3 or you can display them in EITHER 4:3 or 6:9.
    ALL Xbox games will look fine in 4:3. The Xbox has a menu that lets you choose which display to set it for.
    I myself have a 4:3 TV that I squeeze down to 16:9. Widescreen Xbox games look great in 16:9 while others look better in 4:3. I think you shouldn't worry about it.
     

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