Yes you will have black or gray bars on the sides. You can change this by using a different mode. Mine has 4 one is fill another is zoom. I use fill for reg tv. It does change the picture some. It will stretch the picture a little so all the ladies from Hollywood look like then eat three meals a day without putting a finger in there.Nistilian said:For those who have a widescreen TV, how do normal TV shows display? Do you have black bars on the left and the right?
I've been looking at widescreen TVs and this question just popped into my head...
No need to take pictures. That's what I wanted to know. Thanks! :thumbFlexin said:Here is my Sony 46". I can take pictures to show the bars if you want. BTW you can also see bars (top and bottom) with some widescreen movies. I guess there are 3 or 4 sizes for widescreen movies.
Regular tv is in a 4:3 format so you will get bars on the side. I don't like them myself so I just go used to the full setting. Its all worth it when I put something one in HDTV. :thumbASDGirl said:Actually we were just in Brandsmart and there were several wide screens that do NOT have the black bars on each side for wide screen. Thank GOD too, because I HATE them!
+1 but you get the bar with HD? :confused HDTV should fill the screen. I get bars with some widescreen movies but I leave it for them. I want to see the whole picture.Ian said:I do not have black bars on the top and bottom, or sides... Unless I'm in HD mode... Which I won't be unless I'm watching something in HD. If I'm using the coxial cable connection for a signal than the TV stretches the picture. If I'm using the S-Video connection than it fills the whole screen in normal mode. Though people that aren't used to it say that everything looks stretched a bit. I don't notice it.
As for the bars always there, that is bad for a RPTV... It will eventually burn in. Of course this is also a function of your TV settings. If you have the TV set for blaze mode with the brightness and contrast cranked than you will have burn in problems for a lot of different reasons. But if you can live with it turned down a bit you will be less vulnerable to burnin. I play alot of video games on the TV and so far haven't burned it in that I know of.
I have a 55" Mitsubishi.