All Commercials to be broadcast in Anamorphic widescreen?

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  1. DeathStar1

    DeathStar1 Producer

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    This may be the worlds stupidest idea, but hear me out on this one....

    Since no one really cares about commercials anyway, let alone pays attention to 50% of them, why not broadcast all commercials in the new HDTV Format and Anamorphic widescreen? If Joe Six Pack sees enough of it, because he's too lazy to change the channel, maby he'll eventually start to get used to, and even accept it?

    Just an idea...
     
  2. Ken Seeber

    Ken Seeber Supporting Actor

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    This completely ignores the fact that the advertisers who pay for the commercials most certainly do care for them and probably aren't interested in using their money to promote anything other than the product they're trying to sell.

    By the way, the title of your thread is misleading.
     
  3. DeathStar1

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    Apologies on the title thread, but at the time it sounded right....
     
  4. Jonathan David

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    Over in the UK, all 3 ad carrying networks have ads in 16:9.
     
  5. Adam Lenhardt

    Adam Lenhardt Executive Producer

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    Are all the ads 16:9? Or does it depend on the advertisement like it does here?
     
  6. Larry Seno Jr.

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    One question:

    WHY?

    Another thing:

    You cant substitute HDTV on non HD signals, it has too much bandwidth.
     
  7. Jonathan David

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    I believe that all ads in the UK now have to be made 16:9 I'm not sure if its a legal requirement or just a collective agreement.

    Maybe somebody else might know?
     
  8. Rob T

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    Lots of commercials seem to be airing in widescreen now, but I don't know if they're anamorphic...
     
  9. Jack Briggs

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    Re the word "anamorphic": It is even incorrect, technically, to refer to 16:9-encoded DVDs as "anamorphic." There's nothing anamorphic about them. They simply contain all 480 visible lines of resolution within a 16:9 window. Nothing more, nothing less. The anamorphic process involves cinematography and film projection. Best way to put it in regard to commercials is "16:9 widescreen" or somesuch.
     
  10. Bill Buklis

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    I don't know about Europe, but 16:9 commercials here in the U.S. are definitely not widescreen enhanced. They're just letterboxed. At least for standard NTSC anyway. No idea about HDTV signals.
     
  11. Jack Briggs

    Jack Briggs Executive Producer

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    You're right, Bill. That's as opposed to a program which itself is broadcast in 16:9 natively. Of course, on a 4:3 screen, we're looking at letterboxing--unless you have an HD-ready. ... Ah, but you know that!
     

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