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  1. JohnRice

    Podcast HTF Podcast Episode 6: Aspect Ratios

    The Aeronauts (also Amazon) also uses multiple ARs.
  2. JohnRice

    Podcast HTF Podcast Episode 6: Aspect Ratios

    Are you familiar with the concept of "motivated reasoning"? In essence, it's backward logic. Deciding what you want for yourself, based on your personal motivations, then trying to come up with reasoning to make it apply to everyone else. A telltale sign of motivated reasoning is often when...
  3. JohnRice

    Podcast HTF Podcast Episode 6: Aspect Ratios

    I suspect I’m the last opinion you want, but my perspective is that movies like Black Panther, Interstellar and a few other similar examples are so unusual and extraordinarily unconventional that they shouldn’t be used for general arguments regarding the home presentation of the other 99.99% of...
  4. JohnRice

    Podcast HTF Podcast Episode 6: Aspect Ratios

    I keep pondering the concept of "anamorphically enhanced", and it seems nonsensical for BR and completely absurd for 4K. It made sense for DVD, since the resolution is only 640x480, TVs were mostly CRT, which are not fixed pixel (as I understand it), HD TVs were on the horizon, and there was a...
  5. JohnRice

    Podcast HTF Podcast Episode 6: Aspect Ratios

    @Josh Steinberg , I suspect you’d agree that most of us occasionally play something to “show off” our system’s capabilities, but your point is so valid. The one you keep trying to make. I’m in the same boat as you. Yeah, “show off” stuff is fun, but I buy the hardware to enjoy movies... and...
  6. JohnRice

    Podcast HTF Podcast Episode 6: Aspect Ratios

    ...heading for the liquor cabinet. Sorry to be snarky, but I'm simply at a loss for more ways to explain. OK, maybe this is the best place to come from. They're movies. They're... not... real. There is no such thing as what's "real". (can we not throw in a pointless wrench such as...
  7. JohnRice

    Podcast HTF Podcast Episode 6: Aspect Ratios

    I picture Brian sitting in his HT, mentally counting out and obsessing about how many more pixels there could be in the image, rather than enjoying the visuals and story telling. To be honest, I watched the entire first season of Handmaid's Tale without even realizing it was 2:1, until I read a...
  8. JohnRice

    Podcast HTF Podcast Episode 6: Aspect Ratios

    I do want to reiterate my thanks to Sam and Brian for taking the time to do these podcasts. I suspect there's a lot of time and effort involved. When you express yourself, you put yourself at risk of blowback, but these guys still do it. ...so, thanks guys.
  9. JohnRice

    Podcast HTF Podcast Episode 6: Aspect Ratios

    Maybe not pan and scanned, but certainly opening up soft mattes solely to have more "information" to fill the screen. :emoji_radioactive:
  10. JohnRice

    Podcast HTF Podcast Episode 6: Aspect Ratios

    I listened tonight during football. Thanks as always for taking the time to do these.
  11. JohnRice

    Podcast HTF Podcast Episode 6: Aspect Ratios

    Well, that creates a dilemma with about 85% of all content created through all of time, doesn't it? An image is more than just pixels and data. As I already said, I need to listen to the podcast. EDIT: Brian, Brian, Brian... (shaking my head) listening to the podcast.
  12. JohnRice

    Podcast HTF Podcast Episode 6: Aspect Ratios

    Do creative decisions play into it at all? Or is there nothing more to consider than numbers?
  13. JohnRice

    Podcast HTF Podcast Episode 6: Aspect Ratios

    I need to actually listen to the podcast before I say any more, I suspect.
  14. JohnRice

    Podcast HTF Podcast Episode 6: Aspect Ratios

    Are you referring to the 2:1 AR, or cable companies cropping it to 4:3? EDIT: Never mind. I listened. I know the answer now. :emoji_radioactive: :emoji_warning: :emoji_x: :emoji_sos: :emoji_back: :emoji_bangbang:
  15. JohnRice

    Podcast HTF Podcast Episode 6: Aspect Ratios

    Dude. You forgot the link. :P
  16. JohnRice

    Podcast HTF Podcast Episode 6: Aspect Ratios

    Looking forward to a listen, as always. I'll be certain to listen to it all within the next few days. I know I haven't listened yet, but I have to toss something in, and this comes from a lifetime in photography, including two degrees from one of the top photography schools in the country...