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  1. Dennis Castro

    Dennis Castro Second Unit

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    I don't know if I'm in the right section or not for theses questions but here it goes.

    What is this region stuff and why is it done?

    I understand the concept of widescreen or letterbox. I am a little confused about the differences in the ratios. If a DVD says widescreen, am I always seeing the film as it was shown in the theater no matter what the ratio is?
     
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    Ted Lee Lead Actor

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  3. Jack Briggs

    Jack Briggs Executive Producer

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    Dennis, you live in Region 1, the "home base." Hollywood insists that its home-video product is region-encoded so that titles released to DVD in one region are not played in the other regions where the given film may still be in theatrical release.
     
  4. Dennis Castro

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    Ted Lee,

    Thank you for links. The links explain everything beautify. I knew about the widescreen vs. full screen thing and I do prefer to watch DVD in the widescreen format. What confused me was that I did not know that there were two different aspect ratios that are used.

    Jack Briggs,

    Thank for clearing that up!
     

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