Interesting thing happened at Future Shop

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  1. Chris Bardon

    Chris Bardon Cinematographer

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    I have no idea how, but somehow a FS home theater display had star wars running in 1.78:1 on a 4:3 set. It really didn't look zoomed in, but rather stretched to that ratio. The only explanation I can think of is that the TV had an anamorphic mode, but that the player was still set to 4:3. Or, is this a new feature on some players (stretch to fill more screen)?
     
  2. Julian Lalor

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    Some idiot salesman set up the player to output 16:9 on a 4:3 set, hence the squashed look of the picture and the 1.85:1 aspect ratio. Happens all the time in department stores and no-one who works at them seems to care.
     
  3. Chris Bardon

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    Would that have still put things in 1:85? I thought that setting 16x9 output for a standard set would stretch to fill the 4:3 ratio...
     
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    Futureshop ALWAYS displays Video in the wrong format on the wrong TV... its so annoying... [​IMG]
     

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