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#1 of 4 OFFLINE   Dennis Castro

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Posted August 26 2003 - 06:48 AM

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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#2 of 4 OFFLINE   Ted Lee

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Posted August 26 2003 - 07:07 AM

check out these articles...they go into pretty good detail about widescreen, ratios, etc.

http://www.thedigita....reenorama.html

http://www.thedigita....hic/index.html

http://www.widescree...org/whatis.html
 

#3 of 4 OFFLINE   Jack Briggs

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Posted August 26 2003 - 07:14 AM

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 of 4 OFFLINE   Dennis Castro

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Posted August 26 2003 - 08:33 AM

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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