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TonyV
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TV programmes are now reverting to looking through a letter box. We have now had to retune the sets because of so called improvements to the digital service. Now there are a lot of films that are coming through that appear to be looking through a letter box.

I am not best pleased since have just spent a small fortune buying a new larger Plasma TV and blu-ray recorder and playing machine and find I am looking at something that is far worse than it was a few weeks ago. I expected at least the screen would be full!!

I have had the engineer out from JL to see if he can sort it and he says he'd noticed that more of the adds are now coming out like that, but that there was nothing that he could do.

Again, it seems 1 pace forwards and 14 backwards.

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tonyq

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Quickbeam "the sound reproduction on modern TV's is such rubbish"...?

I totally agree! the clarity if that is the correct word is very poor on the last 2 TV's that we have bought (different makes).

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TonyV

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oresome

It certainly seems more prevalent these days. Before we bought this new set, about a month ago, I can't remember when we had it as a problem. The record system was built in to the TV and worked very well. This new device we are never sure whether it is recording air whether it is controlling the TV through its' remote or whether we are controlling the TV through its' remote.

The Handbook leaves a lot to be desired and I think a degree in maths or theology is required to make sense of it all! Such a shame, the picture is superb, but sound is far from good.

tonyq, I agree with you. The trouble is, I can foresee further expense being involved in buying a sound box or sound bar, to improve sound, but as far as the Aspect Ratio is concerned, I don't think there is anything else we can do. Of course, these points are never mentioned when you buy expensive equipment.

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TonyV

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Quickbeam

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I've just tried some Creative T40 speakers that I use for mp3 music playback, on my TV. They give a better sound, which I would expect, but I won't lose any sleep over the standard TV sound output.

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TonyV

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Quickbeam

Fair enough, but it does make the point that the sound is improved via an external system.

Incidentally, when I said above, in my 11:47 posting, that the picture is superb, I mean it is when it is on full screen!

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TonyV

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Quickbeam

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I would expect any external system to improve over standard, mainly because of the better bass reproduction. But for casual viewing I'm happy with standard.

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