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StUmPy01
01-03-2002, 08:20 PM
How big is your tv?

XboXGangsta
01-03-2002, 08:23 PM
Right now like a 20 but im goin toi get a 36 or bigger :D

xBoXGaMeR2002
01-03-2002, 09:07 PM
A Nice Sony Trinitron 36"

:D

Plewis
01-03-2002, 09:15 PM
A nice (long japaniese name) 50 incher. Well it's a pretty crappy 50 incher. But it's 50!

Frostberg
01-03-2002, 09:25 PM
me and my silly 32" Sony Wega...

Msterrrr
01-03-2002, 09:55 PM
i just jumped up from a 19" magnavox
to a 32" panny flat screen HDTV w/ monster cables,, now i cant stop playing halo online ,,, omg I can see things now:D :p

yet again the xbox amazes me!! also watched swordfish dvd fell in love with halle berry

LynxFX
01-03-2002, 10:14 PM
110" front projection.

Sometimes on my old Sanyo 27", nothing special about it at all tv.

Hugh_Jass
01-03-2002, 11:15 PM
120"...but who's counting? ;)

LynxFX
01-03-2002, 11:35 PM
Hey Hugh,

I never asked before but is your screen setup 4x3 or 16x9 by default?

Hugh_Jass
01-04-2002, 11:27 AM
4x3

My room is completely black (walls, carpet, ceiling) and I don't have a problem with light reflection. I didn't see the need to mask off part of the screen during a 16x9 program. And since the native mode of the projector is 4x3 I decided to buy a screen to match.

Chr0nik
01-04-2002, 11:30 AM
No S-Video though.

I am currently shopping for a 43-57 inch widescreen (16:9)

Hoping to get a good boxing day deal.

StUmPy01
01-04-2002, 11:34 AM
Originally posted by Hugh_Jass
4x3

My room is completely black (walls, carpet, ceiling) and I don't have a problem with light reflection. I didn't see the need to mask off part of the screen during a 16x9 program. And since the native mode of the projector is 4x3 I decided to buy a screen to match.

do you have a problem with spiders all over your room?

l Maximus l
01-04-2002, 11:43 AM
36" Toshiba S-Video TV. It suits me just fine until the price of HDTVs drop a little more. It's not that I can afford one, but, that's my excuse since high-definition is not utilized by networks in abundance as of yet. We have about 3-4 more years to see some substantial progression...2006 will be the year that high-definition will be standard. By then, TVs will be half of what they are now. Oh yeah, my wife won't let me spend $2500 for a TV :D hehe

Hugh_Jass
01-04-2002, 01:03 PM
Originally posted by StUmPy01


do you have a problem with spiders all over your room?

I don't think I've ever seen a spider in that room.

StUmPy01
01-04-2002, 01:36 PM
Originally posted by Hugh_Jass


I don't think I've ever seen a spider in that room.

oh, because i know a girl who did that and she had fuc king spiders EVERYWHERE

l Maximus l
01-04-2002, 01:38 PM
Originally posted by Hugh_Jass


I don't think I've ever seen a spider in that room.

lol, Hugh...A strange question, indeed, as I'm sure you agree. But, not to poke fun at you...but, you communicated that the room is pitch black...how could you see spiders if you wanted to? :D hehe

LynxFX
01-04-2002, 05:09 PM
Cool Hugh_Jass. I'm still waiting for those pics. Come on man, I'm waiting with much anticipation. :D

I couldn't go with a 4x3 screen because of how the room is layed out. The projector to screen distance was always just too much and I didn't have the wall space. If you look at my pics, the 4x3 projected image goes from the bottom of the floor to the top of my center speaker up top. I wouldn't have room for anything else and I rarely watch 4x3 stuff so it works. Can't get it pitch black especially with light reflecting off of the screen so masking was a must.

I have had spiders though but my cat always catches them. :p

l Maximus l
01-04-2002, 05:26 PM
Lynxfx...dude, Hugh_Jass has one amazing set-up! If I recall, he has a bunch of pictures on the internet.

Hey, Hugh...when are you going to invite me over so we can play a little Co-op Campaign gaming on Halo? I'll bring the brew :D

Ninja Scroll
01-04-2002, 05:46 PM
everyones Ninja hero owns a 27' inch Panasonic.
I want a HDTV like the next ham,...I mean man, but im not loco enough to drop $2500 plus!
Now if I had the loot foe it that would be a different sorry ya'll!;)

l Maximus l
01-04-2002, 05:52 PM
Originally posted by Ninja Scroll
everyones Ninja hero owns a 27' inch Panasonic.
I want a HDTV like the next ham,...I mean man, but im not loco enough to drop $2500 plus!
Now if I had the loot foe it that would be a different sorry ya'll!;)

Exactly, dude...getting an HDTV now doesn't make sense to me because all the networks will be required to be in digital format in 2006...by then, I anticipate that the prices of HDTVs will be much more reasonable. Man, I would love to play my XBox on one in the meantime, though! :p

Ninja Scroll
01-04-2002, 05:58 PM
yeah max, you know what.... im sooooo tired of OXM always talking about the HDTV Xbox features. Like the graphics and all.
Man, dont they understand 9 out of 10 people in American (probably more like 9.99 out of 10) dont have a HDTV!!!
Man, imagine Halo in WideScreen Maximus?!..... gggggrrrr:(

XERO
01-04-2002, 06:14 PM
40 inch direct view Mitsubishi monitor

Msterrrr
01-04-2002, 06:20 PM
the panny i got was a floor model at circuit city ,, man this xbox is costing me alot of money:D :p halo is wonderful online with this!!
my cable right now doesnt support it HDTV but dvd's and games on it wowowow

Lynxfx convinced me to go HDTV since i was getting a new anyway thx a bunch bud!! i love it

LynxFX
01-04-2002, 06:21 PM
Unfortunately Halo doesn't support widescreen. :(

It doesn't look half bad stretched though. :)

LynxFX
01-04-2002, 06:22 PM
Exactly, there are things you can take advantage of with an HDTV or HDTV ready set like the progressive scan output of the xbox (in games) and a seperate prog scan DVD player. They sure do look nice.

Congrats on your purchase Msterrrr and Xero

Msterrrr
01-04-2002, 06:23 PM
are they any games that support wide screen yet? beside the control panel on the xbox

LynxFX
01-04-2002, 06:28 PM
There are the only games I know of so far:

Amped
DOA3
F1 2001
Madden 2002
Nascar Heat
Nascar Thunder
SSX Tricky
Projecto Gotham Racing (I think you have to unlock the 16:9 mode, weird)

Integra Man
01-04-2002, 06:31 PM
60 " :)

Msterrrr
01-04-2002, 06:58 PM
humm ive played PGR all the way and never seen anything about unlocking 16:9 ratio
i do have thunder also something im going to check out asap thx again,,
thats if i can put halo on the shelf for more than 2 mins!!!

im gattman over at gamespy if anyone else plays there look me up

Hugh_Jass
01-04-2002, 09:10 PM
Originally posted by Maximus
Lynxfx...dude, Hugh_Jass has one amazing set-up! If I recall, he has a bunch of pictures on the internet.

Hey, Hugh...when are you going to invite me over so we can play a little Co-op Campaign gaming on Halo? I'll bring the brew :D

Bring your wife's naked friends and we've got a deal. :D

http://webpages.charter.net/cinemamaximus/

LynxFX
01-04-2002, 09:11 PM
Yeah PGR was one of those weird ones. I never did see them answer the question for good so I would think it wasn't.

I did miss one though.

Azurik is 16x9 enhanced.

StUmPy01
01-05-2002, 01:42 AM
what in the funk is a 16:9 whatever???

LynxFX
01-05-2002, 03:10 AM
16x9 is refering to the width to height ratio of the image which is called the aspect ratio.

Standard televisions have an aspect ratio of 4x3 or 1.33:1 (it is 1.33x as wide as it is high)

HDTV standard aspect ratio is 16x9 or 1.78:1 (it is 1.78x as wide as it is high) Eventually 4x3 televisions will be phased out and widescreen will be the standard. 2006 is the projected deadline for this to happen and when NTSC broadcast television, currently broadcasting in 4x3, will basically get turned off by demands from the FCC. Certain extentions could happen of course.


So when we are saying that a game supports 16x9 then we are saying that when viewed on a widescreen tv more information is actually shown than on a standard 4x3 television. The image isn't being stretched to fill the extra width, instead you get to see more landscape, or race track, etc on the sides. Hopefully all future games for the xbox will actually be widescreen enhanced.

Go here (http://www.widescreen.org/aspect_ratios.shtml) for more info on aspect ratios as it pertains to movies and your tv.

XBOX MSSC
01-05-2002, 10:48 AM
56 in. HDTV :D :D :D

Msterrrr
01-05-2002, 07:09 PM
i had no luck finding a widescreen version of thunder:confused: or PGR maybe im missing something

LynxFX
01-06-2002, 12:46 AM
PGR isn't. I made a mistake. No one has been able to confirm the unlocking of a 16x9 mode so guessing it was a rumor.

Thunder is 16x9 but it isn't labeled as such. I haven't tried it personally though but it comes from some what intelligent people that have tested it on their equipment. ;)

Msterrrr
01-06-2002, 04:51 AM
im dying to check out a game in 16:9!! ive looked all over thunder and seen nothing about it :( :confused:

if Azurik is maybe i'll check that out i was going to pass on the game a rental anyway

clintb
01-08-2002, 12:37 PM
53" Pioneer PRO-510HD. Absolutely BEAUTIFUL!

clintb
01-08-2002, 12:43 PM
Maximus,

If you're waiting on getting an HDTV just for the rollout of it on the networks.....You're missing a heck of alot in DVD's.

I could have cared less about HD transmissions, but rather wanted the best viewing experience possible from my small, but growing DVD collection. Besides, the XBOX looks absolutely stunning on it. 53" Pioneer PRO-510HD (Elite Series).

Your're missing out....

l Maximus l
01-08-2002, 12:49 PM
Originally posted by Hugh_Jass


Bring your wife's naked friends and we've got a deal. :D

http://webpages.charter.net/cinemamaximus/

lol....sounds good to me :D I'll just have to figure out how to pack the palm tree leaves...which are used by the naked ones to fan your XBox to keep it cool :D

l Maximus l
01-08-2002, 12:54 PM
Originally posted by clintb
Maximus,

If you're waiting on getting an HDTV just for the rollout of it on the networks.....You're missing a heck of alot in DVD's.

I could have cared less about HD transmissions, but rather wanted the best viewing experience possible from my small, but growing DVD collection. Besides, the XBOX looks absolutely stunning on it. 53" Pioneer PRO-510HD (Elite Series).

Your're missing out....

Clint...there's no doubt that I am missing out...I know this...but, I really would love to persuade my wife in getting one...that's the main hurdle that I have to jump! lol.... I have a brother that has a 60" projection TV (Not HDTV) and I played Amped on it and I couldn't believe my eyes! I can only imagine what HDTV looks like....man! It sounds like you have a nice TV :)

By the way, welcome to the forums!

Hugh_Jass
01-08-2002, 01:04 PM
You don't need an HDTV to get the most out of DVD. DVD resolution doesn't touch HDTV resolution by a long shot.

I've got an old Toshiba Theater Wide 40" 16x9 television in the living room with component inputs and it supports anamorphic presentation like a charm.

I don't know if you can still get that model anywhere. I know it isn't made anymore. I understand the sentiment, clintb, but any television that supports anamorphic input will bring out the best from the DVD format.

HDTVs are nice, however. :)

carlbme
01-08-2002, 01:42 PM
I have a 52" Rear projection

idloveaguinness
01-08-2002, 02:09 PM
Hey LynxFX:


Front projection, huh - what kind?......aren't you worried about damage?

Hugh_Jass
01-08-2002, 02:29 PM
He and I have the same DLP projector, which is immune to burn-in.

LynxFX
01-08-2002, 02:49 PM
Exactly what Hugh said. Hard to worry when you are immune. Now if only we were immune to insane replacement bulb costs. :D

The projector is the NEC LT150.

Msterrrr
01-08-2002, 04:37 PM
ohh one guy with a 13"tv ouch wonder if its in color,,lol

LynxFX
01-08-2002, 04:42 PM
It could be a 13" LCD display in his SUV. ;)

Msterrrr
01-08-2002, 04:46 PM
imagine that !! i was thinking that right after i posted,, i seen some sweet ones at best buy

WynnFire
01-09-2002, 03:46 AM
When I'm by myself playing on the Xbox I have it hooked up to my 27" Toshiba TV with S-Video in my room and when friends come over to play Halo and Fever I plug it into my 32" Sony TV with my receiver and 4 speaker setup(which is in my living room), it rocks.

clintb
01-09-2002, 11:03 AM
Hugh_Jass,

I didn't mean for it to sound like everything that's not HDTV won't get the great benefit from a DVD, but rather the 16:9 format is key to unlocking my own maximum viewing pleasure. Heck, these days it almost seems that 16:9 and HDTV are synonymous. I went from a 27" 4:3 Mitsubishi direct view to the 53" Pioneer 16:9 and good lord. Anything in widescreen/letterboxing on the Mits was soooo tiny.

I'm a bit rusty. Is it the TV or the DVD where the support for Anamorphic begins? I thought it was within the mastering of the DVD.

Hugh_Jass
01-09-2002, 12:58 PM
The DVD must be mastered with an anamorphic image. The television must be able to interpret that image. If it can't everybody looks tall and thin. I call it the conehead effect. You see this a lot in dvd/television showrooms and at conventions, sadly.

You can tell the DVD player to do the conversion before sending it out to the TV but then you don't get the benefits of the enhanced resolution.

I like 16x9 televisions, too, but I prefer to watch movies on my 120" 4x3 screen over my 40" 16x9 screen.

If someone is shopping for a regular HDTV for the living room I would recommend a 16x9 over one of the 4x3 HDTVs available. It's a more future-proof design.

(I still watch DVD on a 27" 4x3 screen...but that's only because I'm about 3' away from it when I'm on the treadmill. :D)

LynxFX
01-09-2002, 05:58 PM
I like 16x9 televisions, too, but I prefer to watch movies on my 120" 4x3 screen over my 40" 16x9 screen.

There is something very wrong about that statement Hugh. :eek:

I hope you don't watch 'full screen' pan and scam movies. You know with a 120" 4x3 screen that is a 110" 16x9 screen. Plus you get all the image of the movie. I'm sure you know all this and that statement was probably just written wrong. Please tell me that it is written wrong. :D

Besides, HDTV is synonymous with 16x9. That is the HD standard. There won't be any 4x3 HD signals being broadcast after 2006. 4x3 televisions will be obsolete and all video games should be available in 16x9 as well.

Just to remind people why widescreen is good or more importantly OAR(original aspect ratio) look at the attatched picture.

l Maximus l
01-09-2002, 06:05 PM
Originally posted by Lynxfx


There is something very wrong about that statement Hugh. :eek:

I hope you don't watch 'full screen' pan and scam movies. You know with a 120" 4x3 screen that is a 110" 16x9 screen. Plus you get all the image of the movie. I'm sure you know all this and that statement was probably just written wrong. Please tell me that it is written wrong. :D

Besides, HDTV is synonymous with 16x9. That is the HD standard. There won't be any 4x3 HD signals being broadcast after 2006. 4x3 televisions will be obsolete and all video games should be available in 16x9 as well.

Just to remind people why widescreen is good or more importantly OAR(original aspect ratio) look at the attatched picture.

Dude, I need to go and get a 16x9...and then rent Ghostbusters right away and see what I was missing! hehe...jk :D

But, seriously, I would love to have a HDTV, but, I figure I will wait a couple years first...that way my wife will let me get my 5.1 Dolby Digital Surround Sound first...otherwise, I might as well as kiss my DD 5.1 goodbye :eek: (In other words, she won't let me get both of them at the same time or near the same time...DD 5.1 first...then HDTV later...that's how it works in my house :eek: )

Frostberg
01-09-2002, 10:36 PM
<--- Not rich enough for a widescreen, flat panel HDTV...or any kind of good HDTV

Hugh_Jass
01-09-2002, 10:55 PM
Originally posted by Lynxfx


There is something very wrong about that statement Hugh. :eek:

I hope you don't watch 'full screen' pan and scam movies. You know with a 120" 4x3 screen that is a 110" 16x9 screen. Plus you get all the image of the movie. I'm sure you know all this and that statement was probably just written wrong. Please tell me that it is written wrong. :D


Heavens no! I only watch OAR (when it's available). I'm just saying that even though my screen is 4x3 and I've got "black bars" at the top and bottom a 2.35:1 image is still 3' tall and 8' wide on the big screen and is preferable to my 40" 16x9.

Please give me some credit! ;)

LynxFX
01-09-2002, 11:18 PM
Phew!!! You had me worried. :D:cool: