Widescreen TVs Get the Bends

Posted on Tuesday, August 16 2005 @ 4:47 CEST by Thomas De Maesschalck
Widescreen TVs are everywhere. Unfortunately, a lot of them are displaying non-widescreen images that are glaringly, unnaturally, unnervingly bent out of shape. The worst part is that many folks just don’t seem to notice—or if they do notice, they don’t care.

If you got a third wider overnight, wouldn’t you lay off the beer? If the tires on your car suddenly turned from circles to ovals, wouldn’t the ride get a bit bumpy? Misshapen people and objects would turn daily life into a surreal nightmare. Yet when that nightmare is onscreen, some people just accept it. Read on at Designtechnica.

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