Apple TV and 4:3 videos

Discussion in 'Apple TV and Home Theater' started by Volante, Jul 26, 2008.

  1. macrumors regular

    I'm just wondering how you guys handle your good old 4:3? Do you watch in 4:3 on widescreen TV's or do you change aspect ratio dimensions in quicktime?
  2. macrumors 6502a


    With my AppleTV it displays them in 4:3 mode on my widescreen tv. The left and right sides of the picture are black.
  3. macrumors regular

    But you can change dimensions in, for example, quicktime in the same manner anomorphic works. Mainly interested in what you prefe - distorted image versus black bars.
  4. macrumors regular

    I stretch or zoom the image with my TV, not from quicktime.
  5. macrumors 65816


    On my TV, the stretching is done so that the center of the screen looks pretty normal and only the edges get distorted. It makes it look more normal than if every pixel is stretched.
  6. macrumors regular

    Cool, but that means that the closed captions also will be stretched and whatnot?
  7. macrumors G3


    black bars. If the video was meant to watch in 4:3 then I'll watch it in 4:3
  8. macrumors 68000

    Exactly, I hate nothing more than going over to someones house and having to watch stretched out 4:3.
  9. macrumors 65816

    Me three. I am completely intolerant of a broken aspect ratio.

  10. macrumors 6502a


    If its in 4:3 then watch it in 4:3. There is nothing worse than watching something broadcast in 4:3 thats stretched to widescreen. The actors look really fat. W Believe me I know as most of the UK TV programs broadcast in Spain are stretched....

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