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3/20/2017 5:03:23 PM
Posted: 10/10/2001 5:05:20 AM EDT
Which do you like?? I prefer Letterbox since you get to see EVERYTHING going on. With widescreen you miss whats happening to the sides.
Link Posted: 10/10/2001 5:08:53 AM EDT
depends on the TV I watch it on. If I watch it on my trinitron then I like the letter box movies, If I watch it on something else that doesn't have as flat of a screen or something that the top and bottom will glow grey then I want full screen.
Link Posted: 10/10/2001 5:10:31 AM EDT
Letterbox (full screen) is the [u]only[/u] way to watch movies. If you don't like the reduction, move closer to the set! Eric The(ButNotTooClose!)Hun[>]:)]
Link Posted: 10/10/2001 5:13:37 AM EDT
Letterbox/Widescreen only!!! I'm still pissed that Full Metal Jacket is only available in the Standard/Fullscreen format!!! Other Kubrick films (Clockwork Orange, 2001) are avail. letterbox, WTF, Over???
Link Posted: 10/10/2001 5:15:17 AM EDT
I prefer the letterbox as well. My next "TV" will be one of those that is designed for letterbox viewing.
Link Posted: 10/10/2001 5:18:23 AM EDT
Letterbox Jay Arizona
Link Posted: 10/10/2001 5:19:47 AM EDT
Originally Posted By tylerdurden1201: I prefer the letterbox as well. My next "TV" will be one of those that is designed for letterbox viewing.
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Yep, looking at the Phillips HDTV (60"???)- you GOTTA see the diff when playing DVDs!!!!
Link Posted: 10/10/2001 5:50:56 AM EDT
Leterbox. One of the reasons I don't like renting vhs anymore. I also didn't buy a copy of 'the jerk' because it wasn't letterbox. Hopefully they'll see the error of their ways and release it in letterbox one day.
Link Posted: 10/10/2001 5:52:17 AM EDT
Letterbox! I want to SEE the all the movie, as the director intended.
Link Posted: 10/10/2001 6:29:16 AM EDT
Letterbox/widescreen. One of the main reasons I jumped into DVD in 98 was so I could get all my movies in the letterbox format. I had a laserdisk, but hated switching disks. Next buy is going to be a widescreen TV. I can't belive people still LIKE fullscreen/pan-n-scan. Av.
Link Posted: 10/10/2001 6:33:04 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 10/10/2001 6:35:09 AM EDT by GodBlessTexas]
Are you sure you're not confusing letterbox, widescreen, and full-frame/pan-and-scan? Letterbox and Widescreen are interchangable terms, though the aspect ratios tend to change. Most movies today are filmed at 2.35:1 aspect ratio, but that sometimes gets bumped down to around 2.1:1 for DVD. Pan-and-scan/full-frame is where they chop off the edges to show the movie on a standard non-widescreen TV set. HDTV's will have a 1.78:1 aspect ratio, which is commonly referred to as 16x9. The really cool thing is Anamorphic Widescreen, which allows a wide-screen television to "unsqueeze" the video image contained on a DVD to fill the full widht of the TV while retaining a lot of vertical resolution, much more so than Letterboxing. Anamorphic Widescreen is the ultimate, with Letterbox/Widescreen second and Pan-and-Scan dead last. As pontiac says, Wider is better, and those black bars don't bother me at all. God Bless Texas
Link Posted: 10/10/2001 6:52:29 AM EDT
GodBlessTexas is right on. Lood for DVD's that say "Enhanced for Widescreen", "Anamorphic Video", or "Enhanced for 16X9 television". All of these have anamorphic encoding and you can tell your DVD player to display them in widescreen, letterbox, or fullscreen mode. Ultimately, try to view them on an actual 16X9 TV, or a large screen in letterbox, with a digital surround sound system. I guarantee you will be impressed.
Link Posted: 10/10/2001 7:27:59 AM EDT
Link Posted: 10/10/2001 7:30:54 AM EDT
Letterbox. Why, wider is better.
Link Posted: 10/10/2001 7:35:37 AM EDT
I got a 52" 3:4 HDTV. The black at the top and bottom doesn't bother me, since I get a darn big screen for all the standard format material. I like to watch my movies in Letterbox (2.35:1). You get to see everything and my TV is big enough to see everything.
Link Posted: 10/10/2001 7:37:42 AM EDT
And remember that if you get a 50" wide screen TV, it will look really cool for widescreen stuff but when you watch regular broadcast material,,, you only got a 32" screen. That part sucks. But hey, they do look pretty cool though.
Link Posted: 10/10/2001 8:05:52 AM EDT
Anamorphic is the ONLY way. I always get these even though I do not have a widescreen TV. (Future purchase) Here is a good site for an easy demonstration on what Anamorphic is. [url]erica.erkkila.org/dvd/anamorphic-dvd/anamorphic-dvd.htm[/url]
Link Posted: 10/10/2001 9:27:47 AM EDT
mhmmmmm wide screen
Link Posted: 10/10/2001 9:36:47 AM EDT
Link Posted: 10/10/2001 9:55:00 AM EDT
Letterbox all the way. I've got a 16x9 50"(?) Mitsubishi widescreen TV. Got it hooked up to a Yamaha surround sound system with two 100 watt thumpers. Practically no reason to go to the movie theaters anymore.
Link Posted: 10/10/2001 12:16:29 PM EDT
Letterbox, I like to see everything.
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