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Blu-ray - Spiderman 3

Discussion in 'PS3 - Modding & Hacking' started by glenquag, Nov 13, 2007.

  1. glenquag

    glenquag Regular member

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    I was watching the new Spiderman 3 blu-ray on my HDTV with my PS3 connected through HDMI. I noticed when the actual movie starts I still get the black bars on the top and bottom like when you watch a widescreen movie on an SDTV. It's not my T.V. because I put it on all the different screen settings and they either look the same, or it just zooms in.
     
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    canuckerz Regular member

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    Mabey they're trying to go for an even more widescreen? Dose there appear to be a stretch?
     
  3. glenquag

    glenquag Regular member

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    I don't know.. It doesn't really look like a stretch.. It's really odd. Have you had this experience with other blu-ray movies?
     
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    I dont have an HDTV so I can't really say ^.^'
     
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    There is more than one type of widescreen shot. It depends on the movie studio. There's 2.35:1, 1.85:1, etc. Different studios have different names for them (Panavision, Cinescope). There's a whole shit load of widescreen aspects. I think the most common is 2.35, which I think is what Spider-man is shot on. I think a lot of Sony movies are 2.35.

    When you have a DVD that says it's been enhanced for widescreen TVs (usually 16:9), it usually fills up the entire screen.

    This isn't new. If you want, just google it and learn about the history of widescreen (and the absurdity that is movie-makers NOT using it to shoot movies in the past).

    *EDIT* You're not doing anything wrong, so don't worry. Nothing should looked distorted

    *EDIT AGAIN* I love movies. I can go on and on. Here's a site that does a great job explaining: http://www.thedigitalbits.com/articles/anamorphic/aspectratios/widescreenorama.html

    Be sure to read up on both pages. Also check out anamorphic widescreen at the end of page 2.
     
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    Thanks Pink, interested in this myself, bookmarked.
     
  7. glenquag

    glenquag Regular member

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    Okay good just making sure I didn't screw around with any settings. It doesn't look bad.. I just wish it filled the whole screen :) Oh well.
     

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