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Old 06-30-00, 04:22 PM   #1
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If watching movies in letterbox on my large screen Mitsubishi does not bother me, am I, in fact, seeing all of the picture or will I get a slightly different picture if I actually bought a TV designed for 16x9?
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Old 06-30-00, 05:10 PM   #2
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Remarkably (heh), discs that are labelled "enhanced for 16x9 tvs" are, um, enhanced for 16x9 tvs. These are sometimes labelled "widescreen anamorphic" or just "anamorphic."

Non-anamorphic dvds will display in the same resolution on 4:3 and 16:9 sets.

Here's some more info:

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Old 06-30-00, 06:28 PM   #3
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Thanks for the link. It answered all my I think.
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Old 06-30-00, 07:26 PM   #4
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When watching in letterbox (vs anamorphic or 16:9 enhanced) you are seeing the image in the proper aspect ratio.

But 16:9 enhanced TVs will let you see more lines of resolution which results in a better looking picture rather than one that is larger or a different size.

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