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[7]: DVD Quality
by ilovebeer on Mon 27th Feb 2012 04:19 UTC in reply to "RE[6]: DVD Quality"
ilovebeer
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2011-08-08

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...

First you claim the upscaling "WILL" happen "whether you like it or not". Now you concede that it's optional. Now you're claiming to know what most people prefer -- another mistake on your part. I know several people who PREFER watching content in it's native format for a couple simple reasons -- 1) they don't want to sacrifice quality, and 2) they don't want a skewed aspect ratio, or correct aspect ratio at the expense of losing a lot of the frame. This is exactly why scaling is OPTIONAL. And btw, of all the hdtv's I've owned, none came with scaling as the default behavior.

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...

The only red herrings here is all the nonsense you keep making up. What's becoming painfully obvious is that you don't care about being accurate or the truth, you just seem to want attention.

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