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Old 10-28-2008, 08:06 PM   #21
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The new sony wide screens will auto "wide zoom" the standard 4:3 screens of DVDs and broadcast TV. I like not having to fiddle with the settings anymore.

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Old 10-28-2008, 08:08 PM   #22
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Netflix.

Problem solved, money saved.

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Old 10-28-2008, 08:32 PM   #23
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I love widescreen films. I can't wait to get a fixed height projector for my movie watching pleasure. IE there will be no "black bars" on anything. The image will just be in the correct aspect ratio all the time.

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Old 10-28-2008, 09:27 PM   #24
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Ahoy hoy,
Ah, I remember discovering widescreen, back about 91-93. When AMC wasnt a commercial laden, movie editing POS, they would show a full screen movie early, then its widescreen version later. One night, I had watched John Waynes The War Wagon, fullscreen, on amc. a few hours later, still being up and finding nothing on tv to watch, i saw that War Wagon was on again. Dukes my hero, and Ill watch his movie twice in one night rather then watch some stupid modern day reality crap. Anywho, it came on widescreen, and I remember thinking to myself, cripes, I didnt see any of that in the movie the first time. As I watched, and realized how many people and how much scenic landscape was being cut out to humor tv idiots, and the fact that directors never meant for you to see a coffee pot in the middle of a table, with a set of lips on each far end of the screen, due to the cropping, I was sold. Ive never looked back.
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Old 10-28-2008, 09:39 PM   #25
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I love widescreen films. I can't wait to get a fixed height projector for my movie watching pleasure. IE there will be no "black bars" on anything. The image will just be in the correct aspect ratio all the time.
Til you get a disc with anamorphic aspect. Correct there won't be any bars injected but you won't cover your screen completely. That said, I do still prefer the front end projection set-up if you have the throw distance for the screen size you "want".
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Old 10-28-2008, 09:43 PM   #26
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Netflix.

Problem solved, money saved.
+1, that is all
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Old 10-28-2008, 10:59 PM   #27
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My freaking in-laws don't like widescreen, and use the DVD 'zoom' feature to make widescreen appear as fullscreen...

Thus chopping off all the action on the sides of the screen!

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Old 10-28-2008, 11:13 PM   #28
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Til you get a disc with anamorphic aspect. Correct there won't be any bars injected but you won't cover your screen completely. That said, I do still prefer the front end projection set-up if you have the throw distance for the screen size you "want".
Unfortunately they didn't build anamorphic widescreen into Bluray so using a lens for a constant height setup won't work. My workaround in the near future is using a projector that has a wide enough zoom ratio that I can zoom overscan to fill a 2.35 native screen. For more "square" ratios like 16x9 or 4x3, I zoom out and mask the sides. Ah open wide...110" wide scope.
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Old 10-28-2008, 11:36 PM   #29
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fullscreen sucks. i refuse to buy it. course, we have a widescreen screen in the apartment now, so that helps.

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I guess I'm an idiot, then. I bought a 16:9 DLP to embrace technology. I thought that I'd be rid of those stupid bars with all widescreen content, and the screen is large enough to "suffer" through 4:3 content with vertical bars on either side. I CAN'T STAND movies shot in ratios narrower (vertically) than 1.78:1. I DO want the whole screen filled. I DON'T want distortion (so I don't zoom and/or crop...but that means horizontal bars). With 16:9 screens dominating the market, WTF is up with other ratios?!

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