Letter-Box Eliminator

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  1. Michael Mathius

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    I think they could be on to something good with this! If the J6Ps buy this player, then we won't deal with complaints from them about black bars on widescreen DVDs! [​IMG]
     
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    Does one of its special DVD formats include properly matting a 1.66:1 title to a 1.78:1 (16x9) anamorphic singal?
     
  5. John_Berger

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    They can have the zoom all that they want. Hell, even Disney says to use the zoom function with BatB. The notion that black bars unequivocally means "ugly" is very disturbing, though. Again, it's not the product. It's the principle. [​IMG]
     
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    I still don't get why they can't just enable the pan-and-scan flag, which all players can read, so at least they'll automatically crop the picture. I've seen it enabled on Elite's Drive-In Discs and a couple New Line screener discs.
     
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    Jesse, probably because the J6Ps would not know how to change their DVD player settings to 4:3 P&S.
     
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    THe P/S flag won't completely crop >1.78 movies either.
     
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    one very ignorant question what is a J6P? sorry for sounding so stupid
     
  10. Tony-B

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    J6P is shorthand for Joe Six Pack (or Jane Six Pack). This is basically a term that encompasses all ignorant people that prefer Pan and Scan over Widescreen. They are the people who shop at Wal-Mart and have very small TVs.

    Hope this helps. If someone wants to expand, then go right ahead.
     
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    I buy groceries at Wal Mart and have a 19-inch mono TVCR combo (small by HTF standards), but I do not think I quality as a J6P, just a college student on a tight budget. [​IMG]
     
  12. Jesse Skeen

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    I've bought 12-packs of soda at Wal-Mart along with my widescreen movies [​IMG]
     
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    I think offensive comments like you just made prove how ignorant you are my friend. Do you think you are somehow "better" than those who shop somewhere different of purchase differently than you? Don't automatically assume that all on this forum are rich, Ivy League graduates who enjoy discussing fine arts and the quirks and shortcomings of those "lesser" than yourself. :wink:
     
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