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Jane S

04-10-00, 01:32 PM (GMT)
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"Wide screen televisions"
 
   We were looking at televisions in John Lewis this morning, with a vague idea of buying one that would play SECAM tapes, and were told by an apparently knowledgeable assistant that if we bought a wide screen one (and about 80% of the larger models are now like that), then even if you change the aspect ratio, if you play an 'ordinary' video there is a risk that either it will appear squashed down, or heads and feet may be cut off. Is this really true??


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Ferdy

04-10-00, 01:59 PM (GMT)
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1. "RE: Wide screen televisions"
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   yes, if you watch it in wide screen it will indeed squash the picture, but you can still watch it in 4:3 aspect and this will be as a normal non-wide screen television picture. This will then not cut off the head or feet of the dancers.


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eugene merrett

04-10-00, 04:53 PM (GMT)
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2. "RE: Wide screen televisions"
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   Regarding SECAM I think it is critical that you have the right VCR machine that can play SECAM. I not so sure about the compatablity of PAL screen to a SECAM picture. It would be best I think to ensure that the video player can playback SECAM on a PAL screen.

Imagine ballet pictures being squashed to fit a 16 format. That is enought to drive all dancers to Anorexia. Derek Deane would run riot!!


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