Still lots of "why would people want black bars, I WANT MY SCREEN FILLED" replies to that tweet though. Is it still 2002?
This is pure lack of education. That's all it can be.
Surprising the number of people who haven't got a damn clue how to set up a widescreen TV for pre-widescreen programming. Thank God for pillarboxing on certain providers is all I can say.
Thank god for HD and intergrated digital TVs which take away the 4:3 centre-cut option, otherwise most people would probably still be watching the 4:3 centre cut-out stretched acrossed their screen. During the 00s it was rare to find a person with a 16:9 TV who had it set up properly even for 16:9 content.
Sadly you have Sky HD and Sky Q boxes which force you to watch 4:3 content stretched, unless the channel itself pillarboxes it.