Dismiss Notice

Welcome To CK5!

Registering is free and easy! Hope to see you on the forums soon.

Score a FREE t-shirt and membership sticker when you sign up for a Premium Membership and choose the recurring plan.

HDTV Question

Discussion in 'The Lounge' started by Inu-Hanyou1776, Jan 3, 2006.

  1. Inu-Hanyou1776

    Inu-Hanyou1776 1/2 ton status

    Joined:
    Oct 1, 2005
    Posts:
    1,345
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Murphy, NC
    On the new HDTV's you can buy, can you still adjust the color on them? I'd like to know if it's possible to turn the color all the way down to where the screen's in black and white or not. If you can't then I'm probably not ever buying one.
     
  2. jekbrown

    jekbrown I am CK5 Premium Member GMOTM Winner Author

    Joined:
    May 19, 2001
    Posts:
    45,030
    Likes Received:
    366
    Location:
    Vancouver, WA, USA
    depends on the TV. If you're anal about watching stuff in b/w you could always just use some kind of video editing software... complete waste of time... but to each their own I guess.

    j
     
  3. cbbr

    cbbr 1 ton status GMOTM Winner

    Joined:
    Jul 17, 2004
    Posts:
    14,681
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    High velocity, Low altitude
    I can't figure out why you would intentionally spend the $$ on an HDTV and then turn the color off??????:dunno:
     
  4. daleearnhardt01

    daleearnhardt01 1/2 ton status

    Joined:
    Aug 29, 2002
    Posts:
    3,223
    Likes Received:
    2
    Location:
    Richmond, VA
    Prob to watch cartoons in B/W..... :confused:

    But yeah why in the world would you do that, it defeats the purpose of HDTV :confused:
     
  5. pauly383

    pauly383 Daddy383 Staff Member Moderator

    Joined:
    Jul 22, 2001
    Posts:
    16,217
    Likes Received:
    1
    Location:
    Mesa , Arizona USA
    Your going to have to buy something , either cable tv box , satellite tv box , or a set top over the air box for HDTV to convert your older TV's .

    After several more years the government is pulling the analogue TV plug , no more old school broadcasts ...... AT ALL .

    They will be subsidizing boxes for the poor , but I bet there will be so many prequalifications that most of the poorer people just above poverty will make to much money to qualify though .
     
  6. Inu-Hanyou1776

    Inu-Hanyou1776 1/2 ton status

    Joined:
    Oct 1, 2005
    Posts:
    1,345
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Murphy, NC
    I like watching stuff in b/w for the different look of it. I grew up when color TV's largely supplanting black & white stuff. And dale01, you guessed it right. Sometimes I like to watch my DVD's in b/w to simulate how the original b/w comics they were based off of looked.
     
  7. sandracer799

    sandracer799 1/2 ton status

    Joined:
    Feb 10, 2004
    Posts:
    834
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Richmond,Virginia
    Then why dont you go buy an old black and white TV to simulate it. It will be just how it looked back then all nice and fuzzy and everything. It makes no since to go buy a $2000 HDTV and then only watch in in black and white:doah:
     
  8. Inu-Hanyou1776

    Inu-Hanyou1776 1/2 ton status

    Joined:
    Oct 1, 2005
    Posts:
    1,345
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Murphy, NC
    I wouldn't be watching it in black and white ALL the time. :D :D Just for certain things. For my NASCAR racing, football, and baseball, the color's staying on!
     
  9. danny7139

    danny7139 1/2 ton status

    Joined:
    Jan 27, 2005
    Posts:
    227
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    florida
    Yes, you can still adjust the color on hi def tv's buts its more complex since there are alot more colors and higher resolutions and might not be the same quilty. Acutcally I saw a few hitachi tv's that had color profiles and included in them were a classic black and white setting
     
  10. Inu-Hanyou1776

    Inu-Hanyou1776 1/2 ton status

    Joined:
    Oct 1, 2005
    Posts:
    1,345
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Murphy, NC
    Now something else. What happens when you try to watch non-widescreen programming on an HDTV? Does it get stretched out?
     
  11. 4xcrazy

    4xcrazy 3/4 ton status

    Joined:
    Oct 31, 2003
    Posts:
    9,471
    Likes Received:
    5
    Location:
    Olympia/Lacey, Washington
    depends on what setting you have the tv on, if it's in widescreen mode, then it will stretch it out. there are settings on the tv to adjust for normal 4:3 ratio. or the widescreen, on some, there are other settings to "stretch" the picture, but then that looks weird. yes you can adjust the color out to where it's b/w and can also adjust each color on some tv's.
     
  12. MrArmyAnt

    MrArmyAnt 1/2 ton status

    Joined:
    Dec 29, 2004
    Posts:
    662
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Texas, Kick a$$! (Grapevine, DFW; also Norman, OK)
    Any higher end tv believe it or not will do that. stay with sharp 5u and above in lcd, or a samsung, and pioneer in plasma for that feature. mitsubishi will have it in crt projections and in there dlps.
     
  13. MrArmyAnt

    MrArmyAnt 1/2 ton status

    Joined:
    Dec 29, 2004
    Posts:
    662
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Texas, Kick a$$! (Grapevine, DFW; also Norman, OK)
    Work for magnolia home theater, soon mandatory for all tubes to have ATSC (digital tuner built in) and in two years analog is gone.
     
  14. pauly383

    pauly383 Daddy383 Staff Member Moderator

    Joined:
    Jul 22, 2001
    Posts:
    16,217
    Likes Received:
    1
    Location:
    Mesa , Arizona USA
    My Dads Cheif Engineer of WB station in Tucson , I have been keeping up with HDTV for a long time :D:D

    I was even dragged to NAB in Vegas when I was 16 or 17 and it was in its infancy :wink1:
     
  15. MrArmyAnt

    MrArmyAnt 1/2 ton status

    Joined:
    Dec 29, 2004
    Posts:
    662
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Texas, Kick a$$! (Grapevine, DFW; also Norman, OK)
    Nice. :) Gotta love the was CEA and the govt keep flip flopping dates.
     

Share This Page