J6P & HDTV Black bars.

Discussion in 'Archived Threads 2001-2004' started by Ed St. Clair, Jul 4, 2002.

  1. Ed St. Clair

    Ed St. Clair Producer

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    This is a 'post it' thread, not a 'flame on' thread.
    In the future we will all be watching 16:9 displays. 'All' of us. I am hoping to bring some fun to the present by way of the future, by asking those that can, post their favorite DVD image on a anamorphic widescreen display vs. the same image in P&S. Revealing the black [or gray] bars on the sides of the display.
    Thus 'showing' the frighting future to all J6P's that they will face with their 'beloved' no black bar's today DVD's in, hopefully the near, future.
    Thank's for playing the game!
     
  2. Vince Maskeeper

    Vince Maskeeper Producer

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    Uh, what?
     
  3. Ed St. Clair

    Ed St. Clair Producer

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    Sorry to throw you off Vince, I know you must be busy.
    Happy Fourth of July. Don't you guy's ever take a break?
    On a widescreen display;
    1. Take an image from your favorite widescreen DVD [that you would also have a P&S image of. WB DVD's will help].
    2. Take the same image from the P&S version [therefore exposing the black or gray bars].
    That's all.
     
  4. Jodee

    Jodee Screenwriter

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    The only problem is that J6P will just stretch an image so it fits his widescreen TV, so I doubt any J6P will ever see gray bars.
     
  5. David Wilkins

    David Wilkins Supporting Actor

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    Are you sure that a true J6P'er is capable of that fandanglement?
     
  6. Ed St. Clair

    Ed St. Clair Producer

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    Yep!
    I lose.
    I tried those modes & none worked for me, however J6P...
    no problem!
    Just when I was hoping to highlight the folly of P&S, it all comes falling down on me. Ouch!
    J6P lives.
     
  7. Joe McKeown

    Joe McKeown Stunt Coordinator

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    OK, For the math Majors: If you take a 2:35 movie, then P&S it then zoom in to fill a 16x9 screen. What percent of the frame is leaft?
     
  8. LarryH

    LarryH Supporting Actor

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    My quick and dirty computation shows you've got a little less than 43% of the original image left!
     
  9. Dan Hitchman

    Dan Hitchman Cinematographer

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    Face it. We'll be fighting the "modified to fit your TV" videos even when 1.78:1 HDTV becomes commonplace.

    Hollywood never fails to take the lowest common denominator route. Most of their brains are seemingly full of bricks.

    Dan
     
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    Since there are a ton of 4:3 TVs still being sold (way more than 16:9) I think it will be many years indeed before all the average Joes have a widescreen set.

    Even when analog broadcasts cease entirely there will be cheap ATSC boxes that downconvert and output to their old NTSC sets. I'd expect to see quite a few 4:3 NTSC sets still cranking along in the year 2015.
     

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