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Old 08-26-02, 02:23 AM
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Fo' Po Folk like me: If you have no WSTV, do you still buy WS dvds ??

I do just because of the horrible taboo of Fullscreen dvds, plus to me it doesn't matter watching it with black bars on top and bottom, not to mention that the resale value is much higher with widscreen.
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Old 08-26-02, 04:24 AM
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Of course I do. I don't watch my TV screen, I watch the movie. Seeing the movie the way it was made is the most important part of home theater to me. Everything else is just television.

Besides, one day I'll have a widescreen TV. When I do I won't have to rebuy all my DVDs.
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Old 08-26-02, 06:31 AM
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I buy WS as well.. Kinda irked that my 4:3 HDTV doesn't do the anamorphic squeeze, but the model that came out just 2 months after I got mine does. The downconversion is ok, but not great. Such is life
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Old 08-26-02, 08:08 AM
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I do because I prefer to watch the movie in its original aspect ratio.
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Old 08-26-02, 12:46 PM
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I have a 4:3 TV. And of course I buy Widescreen DVD's.

I'm guessing 95% of DVDTalk posters do, and probably 98% of Hardware posters.
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Absolutely for the reasons previously stated.
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Old 08-26-02, 01:04 PM
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We shoot Fullscreen watchers here!
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Old 08-26-02, 01:43 PM
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In the knees at that.

I gave absolutely no thought to the shape of my TV when I discovered widescreen DVDs. I learned about OAR and that was that.

Also wanted to say, my main tv is 25", mono and only has RF inputs. I've got my Sony DAV S-300 hooked up for DD and DTS surround sound though. My LD player is also hooked up to this tv.
In the bedroom we have a 20" Wega that we run the PS2 thru for DVDs, and before my brother in law moved in, I had a den with a 13" tv that I would watch DVDs on. I watched Magnolia on that little screen, now that's hardcore.

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Old 08-26-02, 05:33 PM
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I embraced widescreen years ago, long before I had ever heard of a widecreen TV. It's just sickening to realize how much of the frame is considered "disposable".
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Old 08-26-02, 07:23 PM
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Absolutely. I've come to get a real "kick" whenever I see those black bars at the top and bottom of the screen...I'll even sometimes see them on TV (e.g. Turner Movie Classics).
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Originally posted by criptik28
Absolutely. I've come to get a real "kick" whenever I see those black bars at the top and bottom of the screen...I'll even sometimes see them on TV (e.g. Turner Movie Classics).
I catch the occasional letterbox flik on SciFi from time to time. BladeRunner is the only one that comes to mind, but I think there have been others.
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I will never watch a DVD in P&S unless that is the absolute only possible way. I don't like watching movies on TV anymore either ... but thats mostly because I'm used to 5.1 now.
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Old 08-26-02, 10:27 PM
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Originally posted by milo bloom


I catch the occasional letterbox flik on SciFi from time to time. BladeRunner is the only one that comes to mind, but I think there have been others.
SciFi has had a far bit of widescreen content:

Superman
Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade
Dune (miniseries)

Also IFC aires some widescreen films.
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Originally posted by Brian Shannon
I do because I prefer to watch the movie in its original aspect ratio.
I agree.

i have watched 2.35:1 movies on my 13" color TV when it was all i had in my bedroom at the time.

OAR all the way
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Old 08-29-02, 01:04 AM
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There is no other way to watch a movie other than OAR. After a while, seeing the bars tells the brain "you're watching a MOVIE"...full screen says "TV SHOW".....to me at least
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