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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.

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

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