Netflix crops aspect ratio.. without telling viewers

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  1. mattCR

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    http://flavorwire.com/404511/why-is-netflix-secretly-cropping-movies
    This has been something most of us are aware of and have been for a while. But this is good timing for media sources to draw attention to the aspect-ratio switcharoo.
     
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    One of the reasons I no longer use Netflix. They are the "Section 8" of home video. I dont expect much for $8 a month though.
     
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    Yeah, and I can remember when TV cropped everything to 4:3--
    That's the difference between watching a movie on TV and watching a movie on disk.

    What the "Popularity of streaming?" arguments fail to take into account is that Netflix isn't meant to "replace" our dedicated disk viewing, it's to replace our casual cable/broadcast viewing.
    We've already got the permanent copy in its pristine form, and if we don't, we can get it. Here, it's just about watching something at hand, like channel surfing in a more controlled environment, and like local stations, it's the standard expected trade-off of "What do you expect for nothing?"
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