What is meant by vista for Japanese DVDs?

 
Old 07-24-04, 02:12 AM
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What is meant by vista for Japanese DVDs?

very often i see that specifications for Japanese DVDs stated for the aspect ratio, it is vista.

what does vista means?
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Old 07-24-04, 02:56 AM
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It's just Engrish.

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Old 07-24-04, 03:08 AM
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u mean with english subtitles?
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Old 07-24-04, 03:20 AM
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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....
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...and another thing

...and squeeze (or "sukuizu") means the DVD is anamorphically squeezed for widescreen TVs -- in other words, 16:9 enhanced.
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Old 07-24-04, 01:32 PM
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The Japanese abbreviations are:

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