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Magnavox 27MT5405 27" 4:3 HDTV

gb1xyl1
08-26-2005, 07:47 AM
Anyone have any experience with this set? Tnx.

RSawdey
08-29-2005, 02:35 PM
Don't need or want any. It's 4:3, so it doesn't follow the HDTV standard. Avoid it.

donkc1
09-02-2005, 11:38 AM
Everyone is sooo hung up on this avoid 4:3 format BS. Let's face it, the number of widescreen programming out there is limited, and until everyone gets their act together, and starts to follow some kind of standard, 4:3 still an option since 90% of the programming out there is 4:3, and will be for some time. I just got a 4:3 Panny HDTV 32" for $398, and I am very happy with it. So, if for the next couple of years you want to watch short, fat people on a widescreen, you do that, but until then, I am sticking with 4:3. Remember, what fits one person doesn't always fit another. Besides, you can zoom a 16:9 picture on a 4:3, and it looks fine. Alot better than a fat short one on a 16:9

Emsurfer
09-02-2005, 12:48 PM
Everyone is sooo hung up on this avoid 4:3 format BS. Let's face it, the number of widescreen programming out there is limited, and until everyone gets their act together, and starts to follow some kind of standard, 4:3 still an option since 90% of the programming out there is 4:3, and will be for some time. I just got a 4:3 Panny HDTV 32" for $398, and I am very happy with it. So, if for the next couple of years you want to watch short, fat people on a widescreen, you do that, but until then, I am sticking with 4:3. Remember, what fits one person doesn't always fit another. Besides, you can zoom a 16:9 picture on a 4:3, and it looks fine. Alot better than a fat short one on a 16:9

Might be true now but unless you plan on throwing the TV away in 2-3 years, I would spend a little more for the widescreen TVs.

donkc1
09-02-2005, 06:50 PM
I have nothing against the wide screens, I actually bought a 30" Philips during the quest to find a tv recently. It was $668, when I was able to find the original TV I was looking for after searching several Walmarts, because they had taken it off their inventory for the 2005 models, instead of the $690 on their website, they had dropped the price to $398, so I figured that was a no brainer, and I am happier with the 4:3 for now. I saved $300, and when the time comes, I will move the 4:3 to another room, but until then I am enjoying the 4:3, and the HD programming that I have available. So in my case, I figured it was a win win situation.

ja2935
09-02-2005, 07:07 PM
Everyone is sooo hung up on this avoid 4:3 format BS. Let's face it, the number of widescreen programming out there is limited, and until everyone gets their act together, and starts to follow some kind of standard, 4:3 still an option since 90% of the programming out there is 4:3, and will be for some time. I just got a 4:3 Panny HDTV 32" for $398, and I am very happy with it. So, if for the next couple of years you want to watch short, fat people on a widescreen, you do that, but until then, I am sticking with 4:3. Remember, what fits one person doesn't always fit another. Besides, you can zoom a 16:9 picture on a 4:3, and it looks fine. Alot better than a fat short one on a 16:9
If you set the 16:9 up to get short fat people then you are setting it up wrong! This is the big misconception about 16:9 sets - everywhere you go where 16:9 TVs are on in public places they are invariably set to the wrong aspect ratio!