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format prefs?

Post by boat » Wed Sep 03, 2003 3:31 pm

what format(s) do you prefer?

ive been a stickler for widescreen ever since its been available w/ dvd's etc...so that u can see the whole shot :D

bah...roommate accidentally picked up a fullscreen dvd :oops: :roll: :lol:

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Post by [NME]T-Bone » Wed Sep 03, 2003 4:00 pm

I always get widescreen if possible. Sure, the letterbox looks ugly, but in a few years all tv's will be 16:9 anyhoo. :D

...plus you get to see the full scene just like the theater presentation.

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Post by Drewbacca » Fri Sep 05, 2003 1:28 am

I prefer widescreen. :)

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Post by Rork » Tue Jan 18, 2005 7:28 pm

widescreen here.. after awhile you don't even notice that the top and bottom are "missing" :o heck when I look at a fullscreen movie these days it looks all weird.... widescreen all the way.. 8)
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Post by KaptainSkitzo » Tue Jan 18, 2005 7:34 pm

Rose and I agree about most things.....

Shame this ain't one of them.

I'm a "Widescreen" kinda guy, because, as has been mentioned, you get to see it the way it was in the theater...something you don't get with full screen "pan & scan"...

Rose prefers "Fullscreen"...her logic: "I paid for a full screen TV, and I want the whole damned screen filled when I watch something. If it doesn't fill the screen, I feel like I'm being ripped off."

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Post by Paradroid » Fri Jan 21, 2005 9:54 pm

widescreen 16:9 is the best.
3:2 is okay too i guess, but that's rare....
Indeed if you watch a movie in widescreen, you get to see it the way the director and filmographer intended the movie. Because 35mm film is almost always filmed in 16:9 or 2:1, either with an anamorphic lense or a letterbox in front of the camera.

When they convert a movie from widescreen to 4:3, they blow up the image a little so the height of the frame is the same as the height of the tv screen, then they pan the view left or right to the part of the shot what's most important during that scene. And the cut away the rest of the width of the frame.


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Post by Cobra » Sat Jan 22, 2005 12:58 pm

Widescreen always.

I hate when I go to a friends house and he views his widescreen dvd's in letterbox.
Also hate a rental movie store catering to full screen customers.

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