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Posted: 5/16/2003 10:56:27 PM EDT
Do they appear that way on HDTVs? It really doesn't bother me to see a movie in that format. I generally don't even notice after the first few minutes. Does it bug you?
Link Posted: 5/16/2003 11:01:31 PM EDT
I prefer it, given the option Ill take the wide screen version. You get to see more at the edges of the screen. Just imagine if the video from The Ring was in wide screen, she wouldnt have had to stretch the screen lol.
Link Posted: 5/16/2003 11:35:22 PM EDT
[img]http://photos.ar15.com/WS_Content/ImageGallery/IG_LoadImage.asp?iImageUnq=12086[/img] It bothered me for a while, but now I like it better than the regular/chopped screen. CHRIS [img]http://photos.ar15.com/WS_Content/ImageGallery/IG_LoadImage.asp?iImageUnq=12086[/img]
Link Posted: 5/16/2003 11:41:28 PM EDT
shouldn't show if your HDTV is 16:9 aspect ratio, right?
Link Posted: 5/16/2003 11:42:00 PM EDT
[img]http://www.firsttvdrama.com/show2/letterb/bump2.jpg[/img] [img]http://www.firsttvdrama.com/show2/letterb/bump4.jpg[/img] I hate losing 1/3 of the original image
Link Posted: 5/16/2003 11:44:00 PM EDT
Depends on the aspect ratio. A 1.85:1 movie fills the wide screen. A normal tv is 1.33:1. Many movies, especially action ones, are 2.35:1 so will have the black bars on both. Doesn't bother me, especially since I usually watch movies at night with the lights off so you can't see them anyhow. Widescreen is still the only way to watch a movie though, I freakin hate watching movies in "full screen".
Link Posted: 5/16/2003 11:44:05 PM EDT
I like, hate subtitles. Because, like, I cant read fast.
Link Posted: 5/16/2003 11:49:50 PM EDT
Originally Posted By Lumpy196: [url]http://www.firsttvdrama.com/show2/letterb/bump2.jpg[/url] [url]http://www.firsttvdrama.com/show2/letterb/bump4.jpg[/url] I hate losing 1/3 of the original image
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Yeah the movie really isnt the same when you cant see another 2 feet of wall on either side [:p]
Link Posted: 5/16/2003 11:55:20 PM EDT
Originally Posted By Ratters: Depends on the aspect ratio. A 1.85:1 movie fills the wide screen. A normal tv is 1.33:1. Many movies, especially action ones, are 2.35:1 so will have the black bars on both. Doesn't bother me, especially since I usually watch movies at night with the lights off so you can't see them anyhow. Widescreen is still the only way to watch a movie though, I freakin hate watching movies in "full screen".
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I sell Tv's for a living. And ^ is right. If you have a 16:9 tv then a 1.85:1 movie will fill the screen and a 2.35:1 will have bars no matter what. It's simple math. If you multiply 1.85:1 * 9 you get 16.65:9 where as with a 2.35:1 *9 you get 21.15:9 If you want the technical reason. Spiderman fits, Star Wars II doesn't.
Link Posted: 5/17/2003 4:53:39 AM EDT
This should help you get a visual of what the different ratios look like. [url]http://gregl.net/videophile/anamorphic.htm[/url] Most movies are the 1.85:1, but a handfull of the BIG block busters are still in 2.35:1 format, such as Star Wars. I guess Ben Hurr was the widest movie ever made at something like 2.67:1? That's almost panoramic. As long as your getting the whole image, I wouldn't worry about the little black bars. Now, if you have the 16X9 compression, then you will notice the bars even less, as there is no energy put forth in that area of the screen.
Link Posted: 5/17/2003 8:25:33 AM EDT
Originally Posted By 45calmike: shouldn't show if your HDTV is 16:9 aspect ratio, right?
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Most times it is good, but not always. I have a WS HDTV and some times there are small black bands on top and bottom. It varies movie to movie
Link Posted: 5/17/2003 9:10:41 AM EDT
hmm wide screen = the whole picture pan and scan = chopped to fit my screen once i got used to wide screen, never ever bought another pan and scan movie again. wide screen on a enhanced TV is the best.
Link Posted: 5/17/2003 9:47:26 AM EDT
Doesn't bother me at all on my 57-inch 16:9 widescreen. [:D]
Link Posted: 5/17/2003 10:22:22 AM EDT
bothers me even less on my 64" 16x9 HDTV. lights off.. i have my own theater!
Link Posted: 5/17/2003 10:28:22 AM EDT
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