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Topic # 229037 4-Feb-2018 21:33
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I know the movies start and finish in the full wide screen to show the credits but why don't they show the whole movie in its full widescreen format and leave it to the viewers if they want to adjust it to fit the screen themselves?

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  Reply # 1951614 4-Feb-2018 21:47
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It is broadcast in 16:9 widescreen (1.78:1)

 

The movie was shot in 2.39:1 but like all pretty much all DVD's that are then reformatted in 1.78:1 all material for broadcast TV is also formatted in this by the studio. If it wasn't TV networks would be inundated with complaints by people complaining about black borders at the top and bottom of the screen.

 

 




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  Reply # 1951619 4-Feb-2018 22:04
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I understand that. Be nice if the 2.39:1 was transmitted as is though.




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I was super turned off by the focus issues with the pan/scan reformatting. Wider shots had background/foreground items almost needing glasses to rectify.

And like many others, did a moan about the ad for young Sheldon being forced down our throats. Thankfully they took note and ditched it after the second? Break.

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  Reply # 1951625 4-Feb-2018 23:18
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Ad's, logos and framerate are enough to stop me watching FTA broadcast movies, so the cropping to fit screens isnt even something that I would ever see, but yeah done to fit in with a majority of viewers expectations.

 

At least they don't do that inexplicable thing that some shows do with vertical or 4:3 content and fill the sides with blurry crap versions of the same content making it totally unwatchable.

 

I remember that the promise of DVD and therefor DVB was that they could send pan and scan coordinates to allow for automatically zooming up things. That clearly never happened.





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  Reply # 1951627 4-Feb-2018 23:20
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richms:

 

 

 

At least they don't do that inexplicable thing that some shows do with vertical or 4:3 content and fill the sides with blurry crap versions of the same content making it totally unwatchable.

 

 

News is chronic with it, because people still refuse to accept their TV is landscape so their phone should be held the same way and think the instagram near-square camera rules the world.


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  Reply # 1951628 4-Feb-2018 23:28
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Oblivian:

 

richms:

 

 

 

At least they don't do that inexplicable thing that some shows do with vertical or 4:3 content and fill the sides with blurry crap versions of the same content making it totally unwatchable.

 

 

News is chronic with it, because people still refuse to accept their TV is landscape so their phone should be held the same way and think the instagram near-square camera rules the world.

 

 

Phone should only be held horizontal if your target is a horizontal screen. Most people are videoing things for social, not for the news to steal their content, so they have no reason to concern themselves with the aspect ratio of legacy broadcasters. You can pillarbox with black, or push it to one side and have text or a logo or something and its not offensive. Big blurry content makes things hard to watch. Particually when it is a moving version of the same content in the middle.





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