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Old 11-29-04, 12:38 PM
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Seinfeld - Widescreen Version??

This may be a stupid question. But I don't want to make a mistake before purchasing the Seinfeld volumes.

Does Seinfeld (Seasons 1, 2 & 3) come in the Anamorphic widescreen version. I was able to spot only the Foolscreen version at stores. Is this the only version? Thanks.
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Old 11-29-04, 12:42 PM
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Re: Seinfeld - Widescreen Version??

Originally posted by SpringsGal
This may be a stupid question. But I don't want to make a mistake before purchasing the Seinfeld volumes.

Does Seinfeld (Seasons 1, 2 & 3) come in the Anamorphic widescreen version. I was able to spot only the Foolscreen version at stores. Is this the only version? Thanks.
its a tv show made in the early to mid 90's what do you think?

its fulllscreen
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"when i use to work at blockbuster, people would always ask why are theyre black bars at the top and bottom of the dvd's, they complaned they couldnt see the "whole" movie

i really hate widescreen racists"


I suppose the opposite is to hate "widescreen snobs" who insist on owning the widescreen version of a TV show that was originally done in fullscreen. LOL!
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Originally posted by Cocopugg
"when i use to work at blockbuster, people would always ask why are theyre black bars at the top and bottom of the dvd's, they complaned they couldnt see the "whole" movie

i really hate widescreen racists"


I suppose the opposite is to hate "widescreen snobs" who insist on owning the widescreen version of a TV show that was originally done in fullscreen. LOL!
wait, i wasnt the one asking the question. i was answering. i like films that are in oar, widescreen, fullscreen it dosnt matter as long as its what the director wanted me to see
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Old 11-29-04, 01:27 PM
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just a reminder . . . there ARE no stupid questions . . . only stupid people. LOL!
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Re: Seinfeld - Widescreen Version??

Originally posted by SpringsGal
This may be a stupid question. But I don't want to make a mistake before purchasing the Seinfeld volumes.

Does Seinfeld (Seasons 1, 2 & 3) come in the Anamorphic widescreen version. I was able to spot only the Foolscreen version at stores. Is this the only version? Thanks.
This might be the most unwarranted application of the term "foolscreen" in history.
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Old 11-29-04, 03:34 PM
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I feel robbed when when I get pillar-boxing while watching HD broadcasts - why aren't all HD broadcasts done in 16:9? ... AS THEY SHOULD BE - this has to be the slowest advancement of adoption of technology going

eough with 4:3 already
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I feel robbed when when I get pillar-boxing while watching HD broadcasts - why aren't all HD broadcasts done in 16:9? ... AS THEY SHOULD BE -
True HD programming is 16:9. The 4:3 pillarboxed programs you're seeing are upconverted standard-def content. Not everything aired on an HD channel is actually HD.
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Yet another shining example where one person could have easily answered his/her question with "This is TV/FullScreen Only" without having to resort to being a typical jackass.
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Originally posted by devynal
Yet another shining example where one person could have easily answered his/her question with "This is TV/FullScreen Only" without having to resort to being a typical jackass.
if you look, that is what i said
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Bob Winesipper don't like the black bars on the sides of his widescreen TV.
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Originally posted by devynal
Yet another shining example where one person could have easily answered his/her question with "This is TV/FullScreen Only" without having to resort to being a typical jackass.
silly questions lead to silly answers. I think the whole mentality of WS is always better is silly. OAR is indeed the way to go. If, by chance, it ends up that FS is the OAR, then you really can't argue with that.
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4x3 is the only version. No widescreen. There is only 1 option. No decision to be made for screen size.
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Old 11-29-04, 04:36 PM
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It's only foolscreen if it wasn't filmed or originally aired that way.
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Originally posted by Jackskeleton
silly questions lead to silly answers. I think the whole mentality of WS is always better is silly. OAR is indeed the way to go. If, by chance, it ends up that FS is the OAR, then you really can't argue with that.
Exactly. The only important thing is OAR. It was bad enough that we had to deal with a large percentage of the public thinking that fullscreen was best because they want their TV screen filled. Now, we have a problem with people that think that 1.85:1 widescreen is best because they want their HDTV screen filled. It never ends! Neither one is "best", it depends on the original aspect ratio of the source material!
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I gotta admit I harbor a secret love for 185:1 for just that reason
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I gotta admit I harbor a secret love for 185:1 for just that reason
185:1, holy crap you must have one skinny TV. Pics?
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Re: Re: Seinfeld - Widescreen Version??

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its a tv show made in the early to mid 90's what do you think?

its fulllscreen
Well ER debuted in 94 and they planned ahead and filmed it in widescreen.

But I agree that this is a silly thread.
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There is a reason to think this; for several seasons, the end credits included the phrase "Filmed in Panavision", not with Panavision equipment, but IN Panavision. Anybody know why the credits phrased it that way?
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There is a reason to think this; for several seasons, the end credits included the phrase "Filmed in Panavision", not with Panavision equipment, but IN Panavision. Anybody know why the credits phrased it that way?
They shoot the show on film and it is converted to video for broadcast.
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Originally posted by digidoh
There is a reason to think this; for several seasons, the end credits included the phrase "Filmed in Panavision", not with Panavision equipment, but IN Panavision. Anybody know why the credits phrased it that way?
Tons of films have this mistaken credit.

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just a reminder . . . there ARE no stupid questions . . . only stupid people.
i like to think there are no stupid questions, only inquisitive idiots
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Originally posted by digidoh
There is a reason to think this; for several seasons, the end credits included the phrase "Filmed in Panavision", not with Panavision equipment, but IN Panavision. Anybody know why the credits phrased it that way?
If it was actually filmed in Panavision the show would have an aspect ratio of 2.35:1, not 1.85:1.
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