Not the size, or the fact the picture is sharper. I love all that. What I hate is the set-ups available.
The regular old televisions only came one way in the past – 4:3. The new ones have zoom, stretch, or whatever to make the picture look all wonky.
Why can't the newfangled televisions only come one way? Is it all that important for the whole screen to be filled? Just leave the set alone!
If a show airs in 4:3, you get the black bars on the side. If a show airs in super wide screen, you get the black bars on the top and bottom. When you mess with the set-up, everything looks weird. And I notice.
Out of all the television sets in B-dubs, the Steelers were shown on the ONE set where the screen was stretched all weird-like. It's a HD show. It shouldn't need any stretching. So instead, the people are tall and skinny and the lines on the field bend outward (especially when the picture is scanned – ugh!). Plus, the picture is blurry. Well, it would be sharp for one of those old-fashioned 4:3 sets, but not for an HD one.
Technology can be great, but it's also one big pain in the butt. Especially for this OCD person.
Please tell me I'm not the ONLY one who notices these things. My husband thinks I'm crazy! Heck, I probably am – I AM a writer!
By the way, the Steelers lost (we didn't even bother to stay for the whole game), but my Rams won (with 48 seconds left in the game, too). They haven't been at .500 in I don't know HOW long!! Yay!