that is fabulous, that is what i've been looking for, a unit that zooms out on vhs, and tv too. didn't know such a thing existed. i agree about toshiba. i purchased a toshiba 35-in tv in 1993 i think, and it worked until last year. for the last 3 years i had it i kept hoping it would blow so i could get a wide screen tv. i would turn it on and say, "dammit, it's still working."
i didn't know zoom out was such a popular feature these days. so there is no reason for me to purchase another malata. what does the box exactly say to describe this zoom out feature?
a well trained tv tech can re-aim your tv to get past tv oversacan, but then it's always at that setting. i prefer to have the control of zooming and aiming. they did for years make TVs with a button on the top of the unit to get past overscan, but they charged a bundle, and demanded your first born male child for them. they were only considered for professionals, never taking into account that regular people also want to get past tv overscan.
the reason it's gone on this long is that your avarage, arthur treacher's fish and chips eater still hates the black bars and thinks the image is being ripped off no matter how many times you explain it. many times sales men, and discriptions for dvd players have bragged about a feature that zaps out those pesky black bars from letter boxing! yaaaah! and yes, all tvs rip off the image. you can guage how much your tv rips off by popping a dvd in your comp and seeing how much image you get on your monitor as opposed to your tv.
the RDX-S32 DVD Recorder i just found from $289 to $500.
this overcan thing is another time i was labeled a crackpot here for putting so much importance in it. He watches everyting zoomed back, and jesus, he zooms back on letter boxed films! now, a few years down the line, seems like it does make a heck of a difference.