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    46PFL7605 - able to display 4:3 image without stretching?

    Hi,
    First post here so I hope I'm in the right place to ask this question.
    I'm considering buying a 46PFL7605H/05, but have a question relating to the display of 4:3 images.
    I have a lot of 'old' TV series & classic films on DVD which were originally filmed in 4:3 ratio. Will this set be able to display an undistorted 4:3 image with black bars at the side when connecting a DVD or Blu-ray player via HDMI? Also, what about 4:3 images from a STB such as Sky HD?
    Thanks in advance,
    John.

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    Hi,

    yes it is possible - you need to setup your DVD player to the correct aspect ratio. For example, on my Blu-ray player I did set it up to 16:9 and I'm able to watch my old 4:3 DVDs in correct aspect ratio. My BDP has also the option "16:9 widescreen" - but in this case the 4:3 content is stretched to 16:9...

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    Toengel,
    Thanks for the reply. Sadly, I'm now more than a bit concerned that this TV may not be for me. I'm a bit of stickler for correct aspect ratios, and if I can watch stuff correctly then it's not for me. What about off - air freeview broadcasts? Quite a lot of older stuff is in 4:3. Does this mean I'll have to watch it stretched / distorted to fill the screen?

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    Hi,

    if a broadcast is 4:3 you should be able to see it in correct aspect ratio...

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