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    4:3 vs. 16:9 playback

    My roommate has an HDTV (16:9 widescreen), but I'm moving soon and my TV is standard (4:3).

    If Wii games are developed for widescreen, how will they look on my 4:3 TV? Black bars, or will the sides be cut off, or will the image fit to screen (distortion?), or different modes? Is there a conclusive answer to this?

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    Gonna put it plain and simple. Not gonna get into ANY detail.
    A lot of people don't have widescreen/HD TV's. It'll be fine. Nintendo's not idiotic.
    Oh, and...
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    We considder that spam. *Nod nod* Don't do it again.

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    Why can't you be more clear than that? Are you feeling a little grumpy tonight

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    Quote Originally Posted by mutorq
    Why can't you be more clear than that? Are you feeling a little grumpy tonight
    Just tired. I'll explain it so it makes sense, but I'm not gonna get technical tonight, 'cause my brain isn't working right.
    Nearly half of America's population are without a widescreen TV. Though the Wii supports widescreen (16:9), it can also be set to 4:3 for a regular TV. *Nod nod*

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    ok, but I would appreciate a more direct explanation if you can provide it sometime. p e a c e

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    on widescreen it shows extra on the sides, on regular tv's, it won't be as wide, and they will cut off part of the side, shortening the hud respectively
    Spoiler Alert!

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    Quote Originally Posted by pizzaluvr
    on widescreen it shows extra on the sides, on regular tv's, it won't be as wide, and they will cut off part of the side, shortening the hud respectively
    Ka-WRONG!.. You can set it to standard TV view, so it'll work perfectly.

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    ok, but I would appreciate a more direct explanation if you can provide it sometime. p e a c e
    ...Plain and simple... THE PICTURE WILL BE JUST LIKE WATCHING TV ON A REGULAR TV IF YOU SET IT TO 4:3 (Standard TV setting, for slow people)!... That's pretty simple right there. Don't be a retard next time. =D

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kumoriken
    Ka-WRONG!.. You can set it to standard TV view, so it'll work perfectly.


    ...Plain and simple... THE PICTURE WILL BE JUST LIKE WATCHING TV ON A REGULAR TV IF YOU SET IT TO 4:3 (Standard TV setting, for slow people)!... That's pretty simple right there. Don't be a retard next time. =D
    Actually I don't think you're gettin' it bud. The image must be changed in some way: 1) it either has to be compressed or chopped when going from 16:9 to 4:3 (if the game was developed for 16:9) or 2) stretched to fit 16:9 (if developed for 4:3) or 3) developed in two native resolutions (which I hope is what you're trying to say...that would make everyone happy but that doesn't seem likely)
    Last edited by mutorq; 11-02-2006 at 02:30 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mutorq
    Actually I don't think you're gettin' it bud. The image must be changed in some way: 1) it either has to be compressed or chopped when going from 16:9 to 4:3 (if the game was developed for 16:9) or 2) stretched to fit 16:9 (if developed for 4:3) or 3) developed in two native resolutions (which I hope is what you're trying to say...that would make everyone happy but that doesn't seem likely)
    And yes, I was trying to say #3. It's not just the games, though. It's the Wii itself...

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