What does aspect ratio control mean
by fdm2000 - 12/29/05 9:09 AM
I am thinking of buying a Panasonic 42 inch PX50U plasma HDTV. A review by CNET gives it good grades but mentions that one negative is that you "can't change aspect ratio with HD sources."
I have researched the term aspect ratio but am unclear just what is meant by ..."can't change aspect ratio with HD sources."
1. What exactly is the impact of not being able to change aspect ratio with HD sources and 2. along the same lines what effect, if any, is there on standard digital cable brodacasts.
I have Comcast cable and have been told that the HD cable box allows for aspect ratio control - to what extend is uncertain.
Thanks for any assistance,