DVD Talk
What is meant by vista for Japanese DVDs? [Archive] - DVD Talk Forum
 
Best Sellers
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
7.
8.
The Longest Day
Buy: $54.99 $24.99
9.
10.
DVD Blowouts
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
7.
Alien [Blu-ray]
Buy: $19.99 $9.99
8.
9.
10.

PDA
DVD Reviews

View Full Version : What is meant by vista for Japanese DVDs?


zoossh
07-24-04, 03:12 AM
very often i see that specifications for Japanese DVDs stated for the aspect ratio, it is vista.

what does vista means?

Forum Troll
07-24-04, 03:56 AM
It's just Engrish.

zoossh
07-24-04, 04:08 AM
u mean with english subtitles?

S Galbraith IV
07-24-04, 04:20 AM
Vista (actually, "bisuta") refers to VistaVision size, the term given by the Japanese to all non-scope widescreen movies (1.85:1, 1.66:1, etc.)

Hope that helps....

S Galbraith IV
07-24-04, 04:22 AM
...and squeeze (or "sukuizu") means the DVD is anamorphically squeezed for widescreen TVs -- in other words, 16:9 enhanced.

Josh Z
07-24-04, 02:32 PM
The Japanese abbreviations are:

TV = 4:3
Vista = 1.85:1
Cinemascope = 2.35:1