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Question "Widescreen" Picture Distortion ( AVForums LCD Flat Panel Televisions )
Updated: 2008-05-10 01:09:53 (6)
"Widescreen" Picture Distortion

I'm generally pleased with my three week old Toshiba 32WLT66 LCD tv except for the picture proportion options. I'm not sure if this is a Toshiba thing or it is what I should expect with any widescreen LCD tv. The tv I have replaced was an old 28" 4:3 CRT which used to automatically adust the displayed picture shape to suit. The picture was always correctly proportioned without bits missing. It did not include an option to stretch or distort, all pictures were correctly proportioned.

I am not happy with the Toshiba's list of picture distortion options. Stretching, cropping, variable stretching etc! Why do they think we want to see normal people in the middle and fat people on the edges? I would rather see normal people all over the screen. Am I missing something or do we all have to put up with this in "Widescreen"?

Answers: "Widescreen" Picture Distortion ( AVForums LCD Flat Panel Televisions )
"Widescreen" Picture Distortion

With most televisions I've used, you should put them into 4:3 mode, and then whenever they receive a widescreen signal, they'll kick into wide. (and drop back to 4:3 when they don't get one)

Make sure your sky/cable/freeview box is set to RGB and Widescreen output.

andrewfee

"Widescreen" Picture Distortion

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Originally Posted by Froff
I'm generally pleased with my three week old Toshiba 32WLT66 LCD tv except for the picture proportion options. I'm not sure if this is a Toshiba thing or it is what I should expect with any widescreen LCD tv. The tv I have replaced was an old 28" 4:3 CRT which used to automatically adust the displayed picture shape to suit. The picture was always correctly proportioned without bits missing. It did not include an option to stretch or distort, all pictures were correctly proportioned.

I am not happy with the Toshiba's list of picture distortion options. Stretching, cropping, variable stretching etc! Why do they think we want to see normal people in the middle and fat people on the edges? I would rather see normal people all over the screen. Am I missing something or do we all have to put up with this in "Widescreen"?
Although I have a 37WLT58 with the internel freeview tuner in action everything is correct, if its 4:3 then I see 4:3, 16:9 then 16:9. What you don't state is what source you are getting the problem from, SKY box, DVD etc.

Andy98765

"Widescreen" Picture Distortion

The super live setting stretches a non-widescreen picture, but it distorts the edges while keeping the centre of the picture normal.

gaz2785

"Widescreen" Picture Distortion

When I'm watching Freeview via the internal tuner or HUMAX PVR8000T, the TV always selects either 16:9 or 4:3 automatically. I never get any of the other settings unless I select them manually. I'm happy with this. I take it that it is some other source that you have the problems with? SKY over SCART?

Its probably worth stating the obvious that unless the source is 16:9, you have no choice but to either crop the image or strech if you wish to use the whole screen area.

gavin77

"Widescreen" Picture Distortion

Thanks for your replies. I think I have not got sky set to widescreen. I am on holiday at the moment but as soon as I get back I'll have a look. Thanks again - good old AV Forum!

Froff

"Widescreen" Picture Distortion

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Originally Posted by Froff
Thanks for your replies. I think I have not got sky set to widescreen. I am on holiday at the moment but as soon as I get back I'll have a look. Thanks again - good old AV Forum!
On holiday but on the Internet! You're as bad as me!

gaz2785

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