The Panasonic is probably the most user friendly TV on the market. You
might be greatly disappointed if you get another make as it might not
be as user friendly and you will end up with more problems.
You never said if you if you had a regular digital DVR or if you have
an HD DVR or if you are going to get rid of the DVR and use the direct
feed from the cable only. If you have regular digital service (digital
DVR) than you should watch programs in a 4:3 format which will have
the black side bars. The stretch modes will distort the picture and
make things look short and wide. Zoom mode will crop the top and
bottom of the picture. Some people don't care about this, but if you
do your picture isn't going to be 32" with the side bars. If you have
HD than it's basically a non-issue if most of the channels you watch
are broadcast in HD.
That is an optical audio output. I have NO clue if there is an adapter
That is the unit that Amazon recently had on sale at a
real good price I think
I started to order that unit myself but had to leave
town for a week on a trip and wouldn't be home when
they delivered it
I don't think anyone makes a TV with 4:3 any more. You don't need the
stretching and you get a better picture with the sidebars in most cases.
I'm assuming you are not using an HD box? If not, you are really missing
out on a much improved picture over SD. The difference is like driving a
Pinto versus a Lamborghini. I'm so spoiled with HD quality I rarely watch
anything not broadcast that way now. In HD, the 16:9 is very natural and
you'll appreciate that 32" screen. That is what we have in our bedroom.
Do yourself a favor and check it out before sending that set back. You may
be sorry you did a few moths later.
Yes, Verizon does rent an HD box. Much of this info I furnished
earlier in this thread, but I guess it gets lost along the way.
If not, you are really missing
It does have 16.9. I'm saying there is a button to change aspect
ratio to this & that, none of which I find appealing.
I end up leaving it in 4.3.
As mentioned earlier, I can't use a set that doesn't have a headphone
feature, and this one doesn't.
Also, I see no reason why I have to dance between two remotes, one of
which can change stations and do recording, while the other one
controls volume and mute. That's ridiculous.
Again, you don't have it hooked up correctly (seems that way). With a
HD feed, the format on a Panasonic should be set to "full" (16X9).
Using a HDMI cable or component cables will automatically make the
changes from 16:9 to 4:3 depending on the broadcast.
Well, have you checked to see what TVs offer that feature? Have you
checked to see if there is an optical audio output adapter to serve
Sheesh.........you don't have the Verizon remote programmed
properly....period. It's not the TV, or your service, it's the user!
That is fine if the show is not broadcast in HD, but it would be scrunched
up to fit the 16:9 into the 4:3 framework. Check to see if there is an
"auto" setting that will show the native format for you. FWIW, 16:9 is
supposed to be what the eye naturally see.
That's a whole different animal. I don't know what is offered or what you
have. Just be sure to check that out before you buy your nest set.
There is nothing wrong with that TV......as I posted earlier,
Panasonic is probably the most user friendly TV on the market.
He still hasn't told us if he has just a digital DVR or an HD DVR.
Help can gone a long way when people answer questions.
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