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AmbiLobe (2999721) writes "Television is in a technically degraded state. In the USA, the distortion of digital video is so bad that slender women look fat. Imagine the confusion those models feel when they see their pretty figures stretched out to a 21:9 aspect ratio. Next, imagine a viewing public that cares about TV too little to tell Dunking Donuts that the distortion in thousands of stores can be corrected at the push of a button. But the distortion is not corrected at a billion restaurants, sports bars, and homes. The TV distortion is consumed and tolerated. The people adapt to the stretched video. http://wagthemovie.net/categor...
Nerd Notice When High Definition TV was designed by nerds, doctors, and engineers, they were unable to set the aspect ratios on the TV sets automatically. So the standards committees left the aspect ratio adjustments up to people without Ph. D.s and without Masters’ Degrees in Electrical Engineering. The TV logic was too complicated for the experts to define the aspect rations, so the common person was given the hard work. Waitpersons at restaurants are given the task of doing to an HDTV what a thousand engineers could not do: make an accurate TV display.
Conclusion: April 2014 HDTV looks much worse than standard definition televisions. Corporations have failed to provide any High Definition televisions to be viewed in coffee shops with correct aspect ratios. The HDTV standards committee members sell restaurants Distorted Definition and insist that the common folk clean up their mess."