Widescreen And Regular Tv
Posted 06 October 2005 - 04:39 AM
Posted 06 October 2005 - 07:39 AM
Edited by Owtlaw333, 06 October 2005 - 07:41 AM.
Posted 06 October 2005 - 11:40 AM
Posted 06 October 2005 - 12:11 PM
720p is a widescreen only format, so if you down-scale it to 480i you will have black bars...
MS has said that they will give you options for how to deal with that, like stretch, and zoom etc.
I personally think any developer who chooses to go strictly 720p with no native 4:3 480i support would be foolish...
But yes it is possible that some games will have black bars, it depends entirely on the decisions of the developer.
Posted 06 October 2005 - 03:16 PM
Posted 10 October 2005 - 01:24 AM
Posted 10 October 2005 - 02:49 AM
You'd be hard pressed to find a non HDTV much cheaper even close to the quality.
Unfortunately that ship has sailed so you'll need to wait till this time next year for another Target deal like that.
As for how much picture you loose. Technically speaking a 16:9 image trimmed down to 4:3 looses a whole 1/3 of the picture. meaning that you're only left with 66.7% of the original image.
In terms of the actual picture area of a 26" widescreen vs a 26" fullscreen. The fullscreen typically has the larger effective diagonal if only by 2 or 3 inches.
Posted 10 October 2005 - 03:43 AM
Posted 10 October 2005 - 01:41 PM
In terms of that a 4:3 480i can't hold a candle to a 1080i or even a 720p set.
if you look at resolution and frame rate in terms of picture quality a 480i set is only 15% of a 1080i set and only 16% of a 720p set.
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