Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 24th Feb 2012 21:59 UTC
Multimedia, AV An interesting anecdote at MinimalMac about television being broken. The author's young daughter, who is growing up in a Netflix/Hulu/iTunes/etc. household, was confronted with actual TV for the first time, and wonders why she can't pick what to watch, why the shows are being interrupted all the time, and so on. Clearly - TV is broken.
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RE[6]: DVD Quality
by galvanash on Sun 26th Feb 2012 18:18 UTC in reply to "RE[5]: DVD Quality"
galvanash
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It seems that you and my high-end Panasonic plasma tv are in disagreement about this. For that matter, no hdtv I have ever owned forces scaling. In all of them, scaling was optional. Do you even own an hdtv?


No, they generally don't force scaling, but almost all default to it. Most people don't like watching a DVD using only 25% of their screen... In fact almost no one wants to watch a DVD this way, it reduces your usable screen size to the point that you have to reduce your viewing distance to compensate. I thought that was obvious and didn't need to be said...

Hey, if you like watching movies that way good for you - but it is painfully obvious I was not talking about that and you bringing it up is a red herring...

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