CSI: Season One - Box and Disc Art

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  1. Alex Spindler

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    Dredging this one up. Is anyone hoping that they may relent and release a widescreen version of this season in the future. I know the answer, but I have to have hope.
     
  2. Paul_Stachniak

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    I'd just like to bring up this petition I started a while ago, to let CBS, Alliance, and Paramount to know out stance on future releases of CSI... sign it if you'd like.
    CSI on DVD in WIDESCREEN
     
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  4. Aryn Leroux

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    Has anyone seen any reviews for the R1 release around ? You would think there would be something with it less than a week from streeting.
     
  5. Yumbo

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    I'm too lazy.

    summary is above.
     
  6. Jerome

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    The "Who are you" song is on the French Region 2 DVD. We only have the first part of Season 1.
     
  7. Alex Spindler

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    I think I'm resigned to purchase this as an "open matte" version (I think that was the term you were searching for Andrew). To emulate the widescreen broadcast, I'll try a standard TheaterWide ratio and hope that the widescreen framing is consistently in the center.
     
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  9. Aryn Leroux

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    Thanks Mike
     
  10. Mark_Wilson

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    Maybe you can compare some of the screen shots from a Season 1 episode. I posted screen shots from a 16:9 HD widescreen broadcast.
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  11. Alex Spindler

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    Thanks Mark. I'll have to run these through. I was trying to zoom the image to match what a widescreen presentation would look like, but it was hard without a reference.

    I think it's aimed squarely at the upper section of the image, but with this I can be pretty certain.
     
  12. Mark_Wilson

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    Ok, I broke down and bought this set hoping it was open matte. Its NOT!
    Have a look:
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    and this one:
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  13. Alex Spindler

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    Yep, I've been burning through the episodes and it's clear that it wasn't open matte. I really couldn't get the composition right.

    Kind of a bummer, especially as I'm assuming that later seasons will be released widescreen.

    Still a great show, but I wish they had taken the extra effort.
     
  14. Paul_Stachniak

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    I hope the next season will be in 16x9, however, I'm really impressed by the sharpness of the transfers on the First Season set.. it's very good... just missing the sides.
     
  15. Martin Blythe

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    Season 2 in the US will be 16:9.
     
  16. Kwang Suh

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    I hope that means Season 2 in Canada will be 16:9... This is the only American TV series that I am buying.
     
  17. Alex Spindler

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    Excellent! Being in a CBS HD deprived region (Kansas City), I've never been able to enjoy the series in widescreen. Really looking forward to the next season.
     
  18. Paul_Stachniak

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    Indeed this is excellent news.
     

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