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2014-08-23 05:15:33 PM  
Yep.

Tilt and scan sucks.

If you need your entire screen filled, use the zoom button on the TV and fark things up on your end. But the networks and companies shouldn't be farking things like aspect ratio up on their end.

/ I'm still shocked the 4x3 crowd won the fight over the Star Trek TNG remasters on blu ray. I also expect the show to suffer the zoom and crop fate when the HD versions come to syndication, as has happened to The Simpsons.
 
2014-08-23 05:28:07 PM  
I started watching yesterday. They were still in early episodes. It looked terrible. I'll wait 'til later to try again.
 
2014-08-23 05:30:35 PM  
I can't believe they ruined this...

i.kinja-img.com

/easily the biggest LOL moment I've ever had watching the show
 
2014-08-23 05:34:19 PM  

FirstNationalBastard: Yep.

Tilt and scan sucks.

If you need your entire screen filled, use the zoom button on the TV and fark things up on your end. But the networks and companies shouldn't be farking things like aspect ratio up on their end.

/ I'm still shocked the 4x3 crowd won the fight over the Star Trek TNG remasters on blu ray. I also expect the show to suffer the zoom and crop fate when the HD versions come to syndication, as has happened to The Simpsons.


I don't know if this is related but the networks seem to be going out of their way to fark with the frame rate of movies as well now that the everyone is transitioning to HD.  I can't tell you how many great old movies I've seen that have been messed with so that they look like goddamn afternoon soap operas.  3 Days of the Condor was recently on AMC and it was damn near unwatchable because of the increased frame rate.

/If a movie was made at 24 FPS, THEN DON'T FARK WITH IT!!!!
 
2014-08-23 05:43:18 PM  

PainInTheASP: FirstNationalBastard: Yep.

Tilt and scan sucks.

If you need your entire screen filled, use the zoom button on the TV and fark things up on your end. But the networks and companies shouldn't be farking things like aspect ratio up on their end.

/ I'm still shocked the 4x3 crowd won the fight over the Star Trek TNG remasters on blu ray. I also expect the show to suffer the zoom and crop fate when the HD versions come to syndication, as has happened to The Simpsons.

I don't know if this is related but the networks seem to be going out of their way to fark with the frame rate of movies as well now that the everyone is transitioning to HD.  I can't tell you how many great old movies I've seen that have been messed with so that they look like goddamn afternoon soap operas.  3 Days of the Condor was recently on AMC and it was damn near unwatchable because of the increased frame rate.

/If a movie was made at 24 FPS, THEN DON'T FARK WITH IT!!!!


Speaking of 24 fps, BBC Worldwide is slowing down their 25 FPS shows to 24 FPS for American broadcasting, and often forgetting to pitch correct the audio.

Red Dwarf X, for example... the American DVDs have episodes running at over 31 minutes, and everyone sounds sleepy and listless. Pop in the UK DVD, or download the episodes from Amazon, and the shows run 29 minutes and things sound right.

The fact that the US and UK still have different broadcast standards in this day and age is idiotic.

/oh and movies that look odd on AMC, like you were describing, is probably because they were time compressed so the film could fit in a certain timeslot and more ads could be fit in. That's been done to films and especially older TV shows since the 1980s.
 
2014-08-23 05:47:21 PM  
You know they could have just put up FXX wings or leave the sides black.  Of course then the same people who would complain about letterboxed movies would complain since the show wasn't filling the full screen.  Instead of cropping the picture they could have just stretched it to a 16x9 frame, yeah it would look ridiculous but they do now and are cropping visual jokes out.  FXX's SD channel is also letterbox which is a lesser evil since I half expected it to have the sides of the screen cut off.
 
2014-08-23 05:47:49 PM  
Noticed, but it hasn't bothered me.

It's amazing how good those golden age episodes are. Episode after episode of comedy gold. I think they're funnier now.
 
2014-08-23 05:49:04 PM  
Phew. And here I was worried people wouldn't find something to whine about.
 
2014-08-23 05:54:08 PM  

PainInTheASP: don't know if this is related but the networks seem to be going out of their way to fark with the frame rate of movies as well now that the everyone is transitioning to HD.  I can't tell you how many great old movies I've seen that have been messed with so that they look like goddamn afternoon soap operas.  3 Days of the Condor was recently on AMC and it was damn near unwatchable because of the increased frame rate.

/If a movie was made at 24 FPS, THEN DON'T FARK WITH IT!!!!


Why would they do that?
 
2014-08-23 05:55:40 PM  

FirstNationalBastard: /oh and movies that look odd on AMC, like you were describing, is probably because they were time compressed so the film could fit in a certain timeslot and more ads could be fit in. That's been done to films and especially older TV shows since the 1980s.


Holy shiat that sucks.
 
2014-08-23 05:58:28 PM  

FirstNationalBastard: oh and movies that look odd on AMC, like you were describing, is probably because they were time compressed so the film could fit in a certain timeslot and more ads could be fit in. That's been done to films and especially older TV shows since the 1980s.


That's probably it...and it just seems more noticeable now that everything is in HD.

*Sigh*.  This is one time where I would actually tolerate scenes being cut as long as they weren't too critical to the plot.  But there aren't too many things you can cut from that movie before losing the story.  Thank god I've got the Bluray, I just need to find the energy to get my ass off the couch and pop it in the player rather than suffering the change.

/First world problems, eh?  :-)
 
2014-08-23 06:37:10 PM  

PainInTheASP: FirstNationalBastard: Yep.

Tilt and scan sucks.

If you need your entire screen filled, use the zoom button on the TV and fark things up on your end. But the networks and companies shouldn't be farking things like aspect ratio up on their end.

/ I'm still shocked the 4x3 crowd won the fight over the Star Trek TNG remasters on blu ray. I also expect the show to suffer the zoom and crop fate when the HD versions come to syndication, as has happened to The Simpsons.

I don't know if this is related but the networks seem to be going out of their way to fark with the frame rate of movies as well now that the everyone is transitioning to HD.  I can't tell you how many great old movies I've seen that have been messed with so that they look like goddamn afternoon soap operas.  3 Days of the Condor was recently on AMC and it was damn near unwatchable because of the increased frame rate.

/If a movie was made at 24 FPS, THEN DON'T FARK WITH IT!!!!


The Soap Opera Effect is a real thing

And it's not because of the networks.
 
2014-08-23 06:38:00 PM  
The Seinfeld conversion was well done. They cut off the top but also managed expose more of the shot on the sides from the master.. More of a give and take..  TBS also speeds up Seinfeld by 7.5% to cram another spot for commercials in.

The Simpsons conversion so far is hit or miss.. It's really farking awful on some of the shots.
 
2014-08-23 06:38:44 PM  
World problems.
 
2014-08-23 06:38:55 PM  

cameroncrazy1984: PainInTheASP: FirstNationalBastard: Yep.

Tilt and scan sucks.

If you need your entire screen filled, use the zoom button on the TV and fark things up on your end. But the networks and companies shouldn't be farking things like aspect ratio up on their end.

/ I'm still shocked the 4x3 crowd won the fight over the Star Trek TNG remasters on blu ray. I also expect the show to suffer the zoom and crop fate when the HD versions come to syndication, as has happened to The Simpsons.

I don't know if this is related but the networks seem to be going out of their way to fark with the frame rate of movies as well now that the everyone is transitioning to HD.  I can't tell you how many great old movies I've seen that have been messed with so that they look like goddamn afternoon soap operas.  3 Days of the Condor was recently on AMC and it was damn near unwatchable because of the increased frame rate.

/If a movie was made at 24 FPS, THEN DON'T FARK WITH IT!!!!

The Soap Opera Effect is a real thing

And it's not because of the networks.


First thing I do with every TV is turn all that garbage post-processing off and set the sharpness to 0..
 
2014-08-23 06:40:05 PM  
1st^
 
2014-08-23 06:49:44 PM  
My gripe is how they screw up the credits at the end by adding more at the end, ruining some of the gags that are involved with the "Gracie Films guy" shushing.
 
2014-08-23 06:53:56 PM  
I love the old Simpsons, but I am not watching the marathon because of commercials. Someday I will watch them on DVD.
 
2014-08-23 06:54:52 PM  
With as much money as they paid for the rights to The Simpsons, I don't get why they didn't go back to the original film and re-scan everything into HD from the early seasons.

Correct me if I'm wrong, but for animation you pretty much had to have a 35 mm master because you have to photograph the cells frame by frame, so it should be relatively easy to go back and scan it in at 4k, assuming the negatives were kept in good condition. Why hasn't something like The Simpsons been remastered by now? It's a license to print money.
 
2014-08-23 06:55:27 PM  

wiseolddude: I love the old Simpsons, but I am not watching the marathon because of commercials. Someday I will watch them on DVD.


The commercials are really short because these are the full runs of the episodes and not the hacked up syndicated versions.
 
2014-08-23 06:58:00 PM  
How did we manage to go from protesting pan and scanning widescreen down to 4:3 to protesting 4:3 being flattened down to 16:9? This is really simple shiat, yet TV networks just can't figure it out.
 
2014-08-23 06:58:28 PM  
You can always watch the SD channel. Are there cable packages out there which only include the HD versions?
 
2014-08-23 06:59:10 PM  

Mad_Radhu: With as much money as they paid for the rights to The Simpsons, I don't get why they didn't go back to the original film and re-scan everything into HD from the early seasons.

Correct me if I'm wrong, but for animation you pretty much had to have a 35 mm master because you have to photograph the cells frame by frame, so it should be relatively easy to go back and scan it in at 4k, assuming the negatives were kept in good condition. Why hasn't something like The Simpsons been remastered by now? It's a license to print money.


Couldn't hurt but it would still be a 4x3 frame and some people and networks can't stand for that.
 
2014-08-23 07:00:45 PM  

NobleHam: You can always watch the SD channel. Are there cable packages out there which only include the HD versions?


Comcast just down-converts the HD into 16X9 letterbox on SD.  Unless they are running separate HD and SD versions a centercut version would be even more cropped then the current HD.
 
2014-08-23 07:00:50 PM  

cameroncrazy1984: PainInTheASP: FirstNationalBastard: Yep.

Tilt and scan sucks.

If you need your entire screen filled, use the zoom button on the TV and fark things up on your end. But the networks and companies shouldn't be farking things like aspect ratio up on their end.

/ I'm still shocked the 4x3 crowd won the fight over the Star Trek TNG remasters on blu ray. I also expect the show to suffer the zoom and crop fate when the HD versions come to syndication, as has happened to The Simpsons.

I don't know if this is related but the networks seem to be going out of their way to fark with the frame rate of movies as well now that the everyone is transitioning to HD.  I can't tell you how many great old movies I've seen that have been messed with so that they look like goddamn afternoon soap operas.  3 Days of the Condor was recently on AMC and it was damn near unwatchable because of the increased frame rate.

/If a movie was made at 24 FPS, THEN DON'T FARK WITH IT!!!!

The Soap Opera Effect is a real thing

And it's not because of the networks.


Well I'll be damned.  I made sure I turned off Auto Motion Plus (I have a Samsung 46" Touch of Color) when I first got the TV, but I just went back and checked it was set to medium.  I'm going to have to be sure to catch another movie to make sure this fixes the problem.  But I think you nailed it.

Thanks!  I must have been drunk the last time I was farking with the settings.
 
2014-08-23 07:02:39 PM  

Nefarious: NobleHam: You can always watch the SD channel. Are there cable packages out there which only include the HD versions?

Comcast just down-converts the HD into 16X9 letterbox on SD.  Unless they are running separate HD and SD versions a centercut version would be even more cropped then the current HD.


That's not Comcast, that's Fox. They do it for all of their networks including their sport networks. A lot of networks are doing this now because it's cheaper to do it that way instead of having a separate SD feed.
 
2014-08-23 07:02:39 PM  

Nefarious: Mad_Radhu: With as much money as they paid for the rights to The Simpsons, I don't get why they didn't go back to the original film and re-scan everything into HD from the early seasons.

Correct me if I'm wrong, but for animation you pretty much had to have a 35 mm master because you have to photograph the cells frame by frame, so it should be relatively easy to go back and scan it in at 4k, assuming the negatives were kept in good condition. Why hasn't something like The Simpsons been remastered by now? It's a license to print money.

Couldn't hurt but it would still be a 4x3 frame and some people and networks can't stand for that.


There's still better options for making the content 16 x 9, like keeping the middle of the picture the same and stretching the sides to fill the screen. Looks weird when you pan, but it beats having a important stuff cropped.
 
2014-08-23 07:03:00 PM  
WHAAAAA!

It's in HD, and you're likely watching it on a widescreen, flatscreen, plasma, etc..

Think about what you were watching it on, the quality of that CRT image at low def, and how that image looked back in the late 80's, early 90's.

Now go shut the hell up.
 
2014-08-23 07:03:44 PM  

NobleHam: You can always watch the SD channel. Are there cable packages out there which only include the HD versions?


doesn't matter, same feed. They did an automated conversion on all the pre-HD seasons, which is 20 seasons worth out of 25. The blurring, ghosting, and general shiatty look is on both standard and HD right now and it's hideous...let alone cutting out countless visual gags.
This is the sort of thing that should get many people fired.
 
2014-08-23 07:04:11 PM  

NobleHam: You can always watch the SD channel. Are there cable packages out there which only include the HD versions?


I don't know about FXX since I don't get it, but most cable channels these days just downscale the HD picture to SD so you're getting black rectangles on ALL FOUR SIDES of the screen and still at a 16:9 ratio.  Most local networks don't do this yet but I am seeing right now that Access Hollywood is doing it though NASCAR isn't.
 
2014-08-23 07:04:35 PM  

PainInTheASP: cameroncrazy1984: PainInTheASP: FirstNationalBastard: Yep.

Tilt and scan sucks.

If you need your entire screen filled, use the zoom button on the TV and fark things up on your end. But the networks and companies shouldn't be farking things like aspect ratio up on their end.

/ I'm still shocked the 4x3 crowd won the fight over the Star Trek TNG remasters on blu ray. I also expect the show to suffer the zoom and crop fate when the HD versions come to syndication, as has happened to The Simpsons.

I don't know if this is related but the networks seem to be going out of their way to fark with the frame rate of movies as well now that the everyone is transitioning to HD.  I can't tell you how many great old movies I've seen that have been messed with so that they look like goddamn afternoon soap operas.  3 Days of the Condor was recently on AMC and it was damn near unwatchable because of the increased frame rate.

/If a movie was made at 24 FPS, THEN DON'T FARK WITH IT!!!!

The Soap Opera Effect is a real thing

And it's not because of the networks.

Well I'll be damned.  I made sure I turned off Auto Motion Plus (I have a Samsung 46" Touch of Color) when I first got the TV, but I just went back and checked it was set to medium.  I'm going to have to be sure to catch another movie to make sure this fixes the problem.  But I think you nailed it.

Thanks!  I must have been drunk the last time I was farking with the settings.


IIRC, you can change the auto motion plus setting on each different input (I've also got a Samsung). In fact, I just checked it out... turned on AMP on HDMI 4, while Component 1 had it off. So, you might have turned it off on one device, and still had it on for another device.
 
2014-08-23 07:05:14 PM  
FirstNationalBastard:

Speaking of 24 fps, BBC Worldwide is slowing down their 25 FPS shows to 24 FPS for American broadcasting, and often forgetting to pitch correct the audio.

As long as it doesn't look like the BBC's movie version of 'Neverwhere', I'm good. Dunno what format they put that in, but I had to shut it off after 15 minutes. That production and filming was a farking disaster!

'Lea' almost lost me because of the shoddy camera work, but it's been in my top 10 fave movies for quite some time. As far as finding it online, this is the best I could find (I have it on dvd):

http://watchon9.com/?ms=236
 
2014-08-23 07:05:24 PM  

Shine On You Crazy Diamond: WHAAAAA!

It's in HD, and you're likely watching it on a widescreen, flatscreen, plasma, etc..

Think about what you were watching it on, the quality of that CRT image at low def, and how that image looked back in the late 80's, early 90's.

Now go shut the hell up.


no, you're wrong air tried it on my CRT, and it still looks like a badly digitized YouTube video.
 
2014-08-23 07:06:56 PM  

Nefarious: NobleHam: You can always watch the SD channel. Are there cable packages out there which only include the HD versions?

Comcast just down-converts the HD into 16X9 letterbox on SD.  Unless they are running separate HD and SD versions a centercut version would be even more cropped then the current HD.


You must not know how to fix that

Turn off your cable box, hit guide, change the 4:3 override to 480i.  I'd also suggest turning off Pass Thru and set it to your TVs native resolution. (you might have to down arrow to restore defaults to be able to change the settings)...  You can do this on the X1 system also but I forget the steps as I don't have the X1 system on hand here.

i.imgur.com
 
2014-08-23 07:07:11 PM  

Mrtraveler01: Nefarious: NobleHam: You can always watch the SD channel. Are there cable packages out there which only include the HD versions?

Comcast just down-converts the HD into 16X9 letterbox on SD.  Unless they are running separate HD and SD versions a centercut version would be even more cropped then the current HD.

That's not Comcast, that's Fox. They do it for all of their networks including their sport networks. A lot of networks are doing this now because it's cheaper to do it that way instead of having a separate SD feed.


I figured it probably would be done by Fox but I know the network I workfor sent out an HD and a 4X3 centercut SD feed (which has recently switched over to letterbox) but some cable headends would just downconvert the HD signal which would result in letterboxing.
 
2014-08-23 07:08:10 PM  

Nefarious: NobleHam: You can always watch the SD channel. Are there cable packages out there which only include the HD versions?

Comcast just down-converts the HD into 16X9 letterbox on SD.  Unless they are running separate HD and SD versions a centercut version would be even more cropped then the current HD.


Hmm, apparently they do. That's a shame.
 
2014-08-23 07:09:10 PM  
On Charter, here in MI, on my Panny plasma, the image has never looked better.  Thank you FXX!
 
2014-08-23 07:10:08 PM  

Mrtraveler01: Nefarious: NobleHam: You can always watch the SD channel. Are there cable packages out there which only include the HD versions?

Comcast just down-converts the HD into 16X9 letterbox on SD.  Unless they are running separate HD and SD versions a centercut version would be even more cropped then the current HD.

That's not Comcast, that's Fox. They do it for all of their networks including their sport networks. A lot of networks are doing this now because it's cheaper to do it that way instead of having a separate SD feed.


What is kind of weird is now when you'll be watching HD channels and stuff like the TV-MA logos will pop up on top of character's faces because they are placed where SD viewers will be able to see them when things are cropped.

I really wish we could have a big culling of SD cable channels though. I have a ton of channels turned off on my Tivo because they are duplicates of HD channels further up. If Comcast could ditch all of them and just downscale the HD versions in the cable box, it would free up a lot of bandwidth for more HD channels or better quality on those channels.

Hell, I would love a cash for clunkers style trade in program for old SD tube sets now that HDTVs are cheap as hell. Not only would it allow a big cull of SD channels, it would also probably save a ton of power, since those old SD tubes use a crapload of electricity compared to flat panels.
 
2014-08-23 07:13:50 PM  
I do post production work for Fox and this will be great fodder for Monday morning. Buncha know-nothing kids just outta school running the operation now.
 
2014-08-23 07:14:39 PM  

FirstNationalBastard: IIRC, you can change the auto motion plus setting on each different input (I've also got a Samsung). In fact, I just checked it out... turned on AMP on HDMI 4, while Component 1 had it off. So, you might have turned it off on one device, and still had it on for another device.


Yes I did.  Originally I had everything running through my amp into the TV's HDMI 1 input, but I moved the cable box over to HDMI 2 because it really didn't make sense to have the stereo running for everything, particularly regular TV.  That would explain it, as I did it fairly recently and only noticed it within the last month or so.
 
2014-08-23 07:14:59 PM  

Mad_Radhu: I really wish we could have a big culling of SD cable channels though. I have a ton of channels turned off on my Tivo because they are duplicates of HD channels further up. If Comcast could ditch all of them and just downscale the HD versions in the cable box, it would free up a lot of bandwidth for more HD channels or better quality on those channels.


They are pretty much doing that now.  I know a lot of networks/production houses have pretty much decided to say fark it on 4X3 safe graphics.  So if you do see a 4x3 cropped channel you will probably see lots of graphics being cut off.
 
2014-08-23 07:17:40 PM  
So is this the greatest thing ever or the worst - I can't tell anymore. If it's that important to you just buy the DVDs.
 
2014-08-23 07:19:01 PM  

PainInTheASP: cameroncrazy1984: PainInTheASP: FirstNationalBastard: Yep.

Tilt and scan sucks.

If you need your entire screen filled, use the zoom button on the TV and fark things up on your end. But the networks and companies shouldn't be farking things like aspect ratio up on their end.

/ I'm still shocked the 4x3 crowd won the fight over the Star Trek TNG remasters on blu ray. I also expect the show to suffer the zoom and crop fate when the HD versions come to syndication, as has happened to The Simpsons.

I don't know if this is related but the networks seem to be going out of their way to fark with the frame rate of movies as well now that the everyone is transitioning to HD.  I can't tell you how many great old movies I've seen that have been messed with so that they look like goddamn afternoon soap operas.  3 Days of the Condor was recently on AMC and it was damn near unwatchable because of the increased frame rate.

/If a movie was made at 24 FPS, THEN DON'T FARK WITH IT!!!!

The Soap Opera Effect is a real thing

And it's not because of the networks.

Well I'll be damned.  I made sure I turned off Auto Motion Plus (I have a Samsung 46" Touch of Color) when I first got the TV, but I just went back and checked it was set to medium.  I'm going to have to be sure to catch another movie to make sure this fixes the problem.  But I think you nailed it.

Thanks!  I must have been drunk the last time I was farking with the settings.


Make sure to hit Save when you're finished; I derp out that way occasionally.
 
2014-08-23 07:20:19 PM  

PainInTheASP: cameroncrazy1984: PainInTheASP: FirstNationalBastard: Yep.

Tilt and scan sucks.

If you need your entire screen filled, use the zoom button on the TV and fark things up on your end. But the networks and companies shouldn't be farking things like aspect ratio up on their end.

/ I'm still shocked the 4x3 crowd won the fight over the Star Trek TNG remasters on blu ray. I also expect the show to suffer the zoom and crop fate when the HD versions come to syndication, as has happened to The Simpsons.

I don't know if this is related but the networks seem to be going out of their way to fark with the frame rate of movies as well now that the everyone is transitioning to HD.  I can't tell you how many great old movies I've seen that have been messed with so that they look like goddamn afternoon soap operas.  3 Days of the Condor was recently on AMC and it was damn near unwatchable because of the increased frame rate.

/If a movie was made at 24 FPS, THEN DON'T FARK WITH IT!!!!

The Soap Opera Effect is a real thing

And it's not because of the networks.

Well I'll be damned.  I made sure I turned off Auto Motion Plus (I have a Samsung 46" Touch of Color) when I first got the TV, but I just went back and checked it was set to medium.  I'm going to have to be sure to catch another movie to make sure this fixes the problem.  But I think you nailed it.

Thanks!  I must have been drunk the last time I was farking with the settings.


Hey, glad I could help!
 
2014-08-23 07:20:36 PM  
If your movies and stuff are looking strange you should turn off the farking motion compensation and other assorted useless bullshiat your tv has to "improve" the picture. All that shiat does is make farking EVERYTHING look like a mexican soap opera.
 
2014-08-23 07:21:20 PM  
dang someone beat me to it, heh.
 
2014-08-23 07:23:56 PM  

Nefarious: Mad_Radhu: I really wish we could have a big culling of SD cable channels though. I have a ton of channels turned off on my Tivo because they are duplicates of HD channels further up. If Comcast could ditch all of them and just downscale the HD versions in the cable box, it would free up a lot of bandwidth for more HD channels or better quality on those channels.

They are pretty much doing that now.  I know a lot of networks/production houses have pretty much decided to say fark it on 4X3 safe graphics.  So if you do see a 4x3 cropped channel you will probably see lots of graphics being cut off.


What still kills me is the difference in PQ between stations. You can tell Fox is sharing bandwidth with sister stations. (here in Philadelphia).. It has noticeable compression. Meanwhile, FXX (which is also broadcast in 720p like Fox) is clean as a whistle and could be passed off for 1080i..
 
2014-08-23 07:24:53 PM  
And it's not COMMERCIAL FREE!

That's unacceptable.  THINK OF THE CHILDREN!!!
 
2014-08-23 07:28:03 PM  

FirstNationalBastard: / I'm still shocked the 4x3 crowd won the fight over the Star Trek TNG remasters on blu ray. I also expect the show to suffer the zoom and crop fate when the HD versions come to syndication, as has happened to The Simpsons.


The special features on one of the early TNG sets goes over the problems trying to convert to 16x9 specifically.  Like how effects work is done inconsistently and some spaceships would get cut off if they widened it, or how background stuff not supposed to be in the shot would show up unless cropped to 4x3.  In addition, cutting off the top and bottom in order to zoom in just makes everything look like ass, as this Simpsons marathon demonstrates.

It's rather interesting, I thought.
 
2014-08-23 07:30:21 PM  

neongoats: If your movies and stuff are looking strange you should turn off the farking motion compensation and other assorted useless bullshiat your tv has to "improve" the picture. All that shiat does is make farking EVERYTHING look like a mexican soap opera.


I also can't suggest enough to turn the Sharpness setting to 0. There is no such thing and it just add noise. Most people who first turn it to 0 will claim it is blurry. It takes a bit of time to get used to but the picture will be as clean of HD as you can get.
 
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