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07-31-2001, 02:53 PM
For our resident tech head i/expressions/face-icon-small-wink.gif .

I've got a 27" WEGA that supports 16:9 screen size(or what ever the hell it's called). The Playstation 2 also supports 16:9.

My question to you is. What does this do for me?

07-31-2001, 11:24 PM
C'mon, somebody's gotta know.

08-01-2001, 03:25 AM
What do you wanna know about it, how you can choose between 16:9 or 4:3 on a game, or what?

08-01-2001, 02:37 PM
I just wanna know what the difference is. Should I be useing the 16:9 mode for videogames and DVD's? Which is better, 4:3 or 16:9?

08-01-2001, 08:22 PM
It depends. If the game or DVD does support 16:9 thatīs clearly the better mode. If 16:9 is not supported by the DVD or anything you want to watch in TV, then most TV sets are able to digitally emulate 16:9. In this mode the quality of the picture could suffer (but Sony TVīs usually emulate pretty good). So if your DVD or game doesnīt seem to support 16:9 (I donīt know about PS2, maybe all of the games support it?) you should consider 4:3 if you have a feeling that the picture quality suffers in emulation.
I have a Panasonic Flat 16:9, and whenever it is available I choose 16:9 over 4:3.

08-01-2001, 08:47 PM
Yeah, the games(atleast some of them) support 16:9 and I tried it today and frankly didn't like it. It smashed the screen from the sides in. I thought it was supposed to smash from the top and bottom, but it didn't. It made everything on screen smaller and the menus harder to read.

Oh well, thanks anyway. i/expressions/face-icon-small-smile.gif

08-02-2001, 05:34 AM
I guess you have to select the 16:9 mode on the games.
Like this it works on my Loewe 16:9 with GT2 for PS1.

08-02-2001, 06:35 AM
And it looks far better than with 4:3!