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Old 10-29-2008, 01:16 AM   #31
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By far you're going to see most content in 16:9 because that's what 99% of made for broadcast HD is. I'd say about 50% of my movie viewing is 2.35:1 which will produce horizontal black bars on your widescreen set.

Ratios of 2.35 or even 2.4 are about cinematic impact. I couldn't imagine a movie like Braveheart cropped down to 16:9. Lame. I feel the same way about most "epic" movies. 16:9 is good for Survivor and comedy movies.

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Old 10-29-2008, 07:02 PM   #32
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I didnt' know there were different widescreen aspects until I got my widescreen TV. Then I put in a new DVD and hello! There were black bars still! But the image was WIDE! Took about a few seconds to forget about it and enjoy the show.

My TV has different modes so I can flip between them, but it always stay were there is no distortion of the image(no stretching).

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Old 10-29-2008, 07:18 PM   #33
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I can't stand the look of zoomed in or stretched 4:3 TV. Of course I hear people say they paid $$$ for a widescreen TV and they want it filled...

It kinda reminds me of people diluting down beer at the proper gravity to reach five gallons.

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Old 10-29-2008, 07:39 PM   #34
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It kinda reminds me of people diluting down beer at the proper gravity to reach five gallons.
lol, seriously...
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Old 10-29-2008, 08:08 PM   #35
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fullscreen sucks. i refuse to buy it. course, we have a widescreen screen in the apartment now, so that helps.
Taking it one step further, DVD's suck. I have a 55 inch. Widescreen or not, you can still see artifacts in some movies. I kind of don't care too much, but it's kind of how audiophiles get kooky with their sound. I feel the same way about what I'm watching to some extent...
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Old 10-29-2008, 08:24 PM   #36
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With 16:9 screens dominating the market, WTF is up with other ratios?!
Some light reading on the subject. For a Wiki it's pretty durn accurate too.

Aspect ratio (image) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

In summary, the 16:9 Aspect ratio was proposed and adopted becuse it shares a "common area" with varied American and Foreign common aspect ratios. It was chosen as a middle ground for the "must fill the screen" watchers.

While there is still some debate about "burn in" on the LCD screens (some propose that the emissive light exposure effects the opacity of the liquid over time) it is an absolute fact for Plasma and CRT based displays. To date, I have yet to read any reports of any burn in effect on reflective DLP sets however, since the light must pass through a color wheel it "may" become a reality as these sets age. Additionally, since most (if not all) of the color wheels are set between the lamp and the DMD this should at most only present a saturation problem and not develope as a burn in issue.
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Old 10-29-2008, 08:30 PM   #37
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Taking it one step further, DVD's suck. I have a 55 inch. Widescreen or not, you can still see artifacts in some movies. I kind of don't care too much, but it's kind of how audiophiles get kooky with their sound. I feel the same way about what I'm watching to some extent...
Blu-Ray FTW!
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