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The Many Faces Of Widescreen

Discussion in 'Televisions' started by diabolos, Aug 26, 2005.

  1. ChiknLitl

    ChiknLitl Regular member

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    Whoops! I was asking about the pics of either aspect, 1.85, 2.35:1 looking larger with the anamorphic DVD's on 16:9 digital sets. I didn't realize that the non-anamorphic pics had grey bars vertically on the screens, taking up some of the screen. Makes perfect sense now. Thanks!!
     
  2. LCSHG

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    Wide-screen 19:9 -- [1.78:] Fills the entire wide-screen TV. If 1.85:1 it will leave a very small boarder and on a 4:3 TV either leaves a boarder but is acceptable for viewing
    If 2.35:1 [or scope] the wide-screen has to much boarder [is a sliver on most 4:3 TV] and is UN-acceptable
    Sure you can screw around with the aspect ratio but it usually results in time and likely a quality loss. I have found very few flicks in anamorphic , or a DVD or TV that are smart and would react to it and who wants to screw around with a movie that is bought or rented. Rental outfits mostly provide 2:35:1 or some fullscreen versions. Frankly I would rather watch a fullscreen than a 2.35:i

    I have films that are wide-screen 1.78:1 and are excellent on wide-screen and very good on a 4:3 TV.
    I have yet to find a flick, bought or rented that tells what the aspect ratio is.

    Many try to state that wide screen is anything over full-screen in aspect ratio
    If it says Wide-Screen I want it in 1.78:1--[1.85:1] OK --- 2.35:1 no way
    If it was in 2.35:1 I take it back and I don’t care if the box says wide-screen
    There is No Reason to provide these 2.35:1 movies for TV viewing on any TV, they belong in a cinema scope theater
     

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