Are you still watching in 1.33:1?

Discussion in 'Site Polls' started by rhett, Jul 25, 2009.

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Is your primary television 1.33:1 full screen?

Poll closed Aug 24, 2009.
  1. Yes, I'd like to upgrade soon.

    10 vote(s)
    13.3%
  2. Yes, fuck the future I'm staying 4x3.

    5 vote(s)
    6.7%
  3. No, I'm 16x9 and loving it.

    57 vote(s)
    76.0%
  4. No, made the HDTV switch but miss the old telly.

    3 vote(s)
    4.0%
  1. rhett

    rhett Administrator

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    It's been hard to buy standard definition televisions for the last few years now, as widescreen and the HDTV spec finally seem to have overturned the home media market. That said, how many of you haven't made the jump yet and are still watching movies on your old full screen (1.33:1) televisions as a primary means of exhibition?
     
  2. vampyr789

    vampyr789 9, 10. Never Sleep Again.

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    i really need to get one soon
     
  3. Katatonia

    Katatonia Hellbound Heart

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    I have two HD TVs, but I still watch some 1.33 films and TV shows on my good old Sony Wega Trinitron.
     
  4. CrazyFatEthel

    CrazyFatEthel New Member

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    Make that 2 of us. :(
     
  5. msw7

    msw7 Re-animated member

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    I'll upgrade at some point, but likely not soon. I would love to have a flat screen, widescreen format TV, but right now don't have the space or money. So unless my TV dies, that's what I'm stuck with. It's not so bad though.
     
  6. CrazyFatEthel

    CrazyFatEthel New Member

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    Same here, I know its worth it when you get it, but my god they're so expensive!!!:eek1:
     
  7. SaviniFan

    SaviniFan I Have A Fetish

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    I've got a 32" LCD in my bedroom which doubles as my PC monitor. A 42" in the living room for my blu-rays.
     
  8. The Chaostar

    The Chaostar Johnny Hallyday forever

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    I don't own a TV for 6 years and haven't seen any television shows since. I only watch films or favorite series on my projector screen. So...
     
  9. Mitbox

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    I have a 14" CRT TV...:(, still works fine, but I'd love to have a flat screen TV. That's what you get when you are still looking for your first job. Besides my country still doesn't define the air HDTV norm so we have a long time to wait until analog blackout. Don't get me started about Blu-ray, I guess when it becomes obsolete, I'll be able to use it.

    P.S: I have not traveled back into future, I actually have a 14'' tv.
     
  10. Matt89

    Matt89 Well-Known Member

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    I'm 16x9 (never going back to 4x3 although a LOT of movies I own were composed for fullscreen) but when I move out and get my own place in Oct, I'm getting a bigger HDTV. Might go for 42 or 46", not sure which.

    ~Matt
     
  11. MorallySound

    MorallySound Mad Mutilator

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    16x9 and lovin' it. But of course, any film that's 1:33.1 aspect ratio gets played pillar boxed. And I still watch VHS.
     
  12. hellraiser40

    hellraiser40 Active Member

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    i have a 16x9 TV, which i uses for DVD, Xbox 360 and Wii, but in a back room i still have a 4x3 TV, where my Dreamcast is connected to
     
  13. Drama Queen Die

    Drama Queen Die Banned Mofo

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    I'll buy a new TV when this one stops working. I just like watching the movies.
     
  14. horrorlover

    horrorlover Member

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    I have a 16X9 Sanyo 32" and it's great, but I kind of miss my old RCA 4X3 set.
     
  15. bigdaddyhorse

    bigdaddyhorse Detroit Hi-on

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    I still have my 32" Trinitron but it's the bedroom TV now. I had my backup dvd player hooked up to it, but the primary player died so the back-up is in action on the 67" HD-set.

    I still watch some TV shows and old DTV movies in 4X3, but it's pillarboxed now. Original aspect no matter what I'm watching!
     
  16. Mutilated Prey

    Mutilated Prey Soul Stealer

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    I have 2 HD's (basement and living room) and 2 27" TV's (bedroom and NH camp). Some DVD's that are 1:33:1 I prefer to watch on my 27" just avoid the stretched look or black bars on the side because all that does is remind me it ain't HD. I'm pretty close to getting HD in the bedroom though.
     
  17. Franco

    Franco Weekender

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    Still have a 29" 1:33 TV for watching DVD movies but might buy a huge widescreen LCD TV near new year's eve. Also I'd have to buy a blu-ray player to take full advantage of it.

    Do you guys think Sony is the best for LCDs?
     
  18. Copyboy

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    I have a 42" in the living room and an old school 19" in my bedroom. Funny thing is I don't really watch a lot and when I do, it tends to be after I've snuggled into bed so I watch a LOT more of the 19" than the 42".
     
  19. horrorlover

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    Hey Franco, I have only had one Sony TV, and it was an excellent one, it was a CRT though, but I have read good things about their LCD's as well.
     
  20. Franco

    Franco Weekender

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    Yeah, I've read good comments about Sony's LCDs as well. They're more expensive than other brands but image's I've seen in malls when they play DVDs or Blu-Ray are excellent, worth the bucks.

    Thanks for your input about this.
     

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