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Old 05-03-04, 12:52 AM
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Widescreen vs. Full-screen

I prefer widescreen. When Im watching a full-screen version, it always bugs me that there are parts of the movie that I cant see on either side of my TV screen.

I have a question, if I got a widescreen TV, would that just stretch the full-screen image or make the full-screen pretty much a wide-screen.
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Old 05-03-04, 12:59 AM
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you could just watch it with the bars on the side.
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How about a more correct Original Aspect Ratio vs. Altered Ratio poll?
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16x9 OAR please...
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I like to use my 16x9 tv in "side-by-side" mode, also called "picture out of picture" with two full-screen DVDs at once, one running 10 seconds behind the first one so I can get an instant replay of any scene without having to use my remote control. Very handy these widescreen tvs are.
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Let me say this:

<marquee>I Y FULLSCREEN!</marquee>

I like seeing my screen filled up! I like a well-composed shot with no black bars!

... however, filmmakers don't usually compose for the 1.33:1 ratio. Today it's almost always widescreen, and you know what? I like that too. Doesn't fit the screen, but I know it's better than having the director's work maligned with cropping or a shot with lesser composition - and the filmmakers know what looks best in their own films. So I make do with widescreen. Respect the wishes of the art's creators!

(EDIT: Did the webdings "Y" show up as a heart on your monitor? I hope so)
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Re: Widescreen vs. Full-screen

Originally posted by dpatel304
I have a question, if I got a widescreen TV, would that just stretch the full-screen image or make the full-screen pretty much a wide-screen.
Most widescreen TVs have stretch modes, but all that will do is distort the fullscreen image. You can't add picture information that isn't there.
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What's with all these widescreen polls recently? Anyway, I don't give a crap about bars on the top/bottom or sides, as long as it's OAR. I don't stretch my picture either.
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Very old movies are not in widescreen. I prefer them to be in their original aspect ratio.
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OAR is the way to go. I don't like the picture stretched, and I want a well composed shot.
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For what it's worth, Toshiba and Pioneer widescreen TV's have incredibly good stretch modes. It's hardly even noticable.
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Originally posted by Dammit
For what it's worth, Toshiba and Pioneer widescreen TV's have incredibly good stretch modes. It's hardly even noticable.
The newest Hitachi S series and up have good stretch modes as well.
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Widescreen almost always...

I hope I never see old Academy Ratio (Full Frame) movies matted for the new widescreen TVs! OAR is the only way to go on *every* film.

Two fun widescreen films that are currently ruined with Full Frame only presentation: My Girl and Karate Kid
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This topic is new and exciting.
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WS Please

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This topic is new and exciting.
As long as titles like My Girl, Karate Kid, Summer Lovers, Stand and Deliver... are Full Frame only this topic will be *new and exciting!*
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OAR for me.
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Originally posted by Kinyo
OAR for me.
Oh yeah? Well I'll take a 220hp Evinrude over your OAR anyday!
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"Evinrude".... *gigglesnort*

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Re: WS Please

Originally posted by Duality
As long as titles like My Girl, Karate Kid, Summer Lovers, Stand and Deliver... are Full Frame only this topic will be *new and exciting!*
Fine, but do we really need to have this exact same thread every other week?
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I reported this assinine thread to the mods but they've done nothing so I guess they enjoy this redundant discussion.
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OAR. I would never pay good money for a "widescreen" release of films like Gone With the Wind or Citizen Kane. Nor would I pay good money for a film like Laurence of Arabia done in P&S.
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Originally posted by Robert
I reported this assinine thread to the mods but they've done nothing so I guess they enjoy this redundant discussion.
It's not assinine. It's good that someone finally had the guts to ask the question that was on everyone's mind.
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Woo hoo! I was afraid that we would get to the end of the week without a "Which is better: Widescreen or P&S" thread! Now I can sleep easier.

So, who's up for a "Which is better: Star Wars or Lord of the Rings?" discussion?
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