Aspect Ratio

I can’t stand seeing a picture or movie in an incorrect ratio. It drives me crazy, and it’s something I’m not willing to give any leeway. Honestly, there is no excuse for pictures to be shrunken or stretched silly. Learn how to use a paint program properly, or have somebody show you or do it for you. If you don’t know anybody then use the internet, there’s websites that shrink and stretch pictures for free.  Give the viewers the full experience, or in this case, the correct experience.

Ugh. Even though this is just a example, it still hurts just to show.

Ugh. Even though this is just a example, it still hurts just to show.

or

Really?

Really?

Since I won’t accept an incorrectly sized picture, the same holds true to videos. I’m not going to talk about video files on the computer (because it can be easily resized in a video player) but rather HDTV cable/satellite services. I know that not all shows or movies are HD, I understand that, what I can’t handle are channels stretching programs for me. What the hell? I mean, I’ll take the black borders over a horrible stretched program any day. Sometimes seeing a badly stretched show can bother me so much that I’ll just turn the channel and find something else to watch. Yeah, I ain’t playin.

You see this? It's beautiful. It brings freakin' tears to my eyes because I feel like I'm there!

You see this? It's beautiful. It brings freakin' tears to my eyes because I feel like I'm there!

It's regular tv. You see the borders? I like them. I welcome them. Everything till looks right.

It's regular TV. You see the borders? I like them. I welcome them. Everything looks right.

You shouldn't have to watch tv like this, ever.

You shouldn't have to watch TV like this, ever.

This actually ranks high on my list of pet peeves. I don’t know why this bugs me but it just does. I know people who are perfectly okay with watching stretched programs, AND they do it because they don’t like the borders BUT it’s maddening when they just leave it stretched while watching something in full HD. I mean is this just me? Drop me comment, I want to hear from you!

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