Justice League - late broadcast in widescreen?

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  1. Robert Floto

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    I accidentally recorded last Saturday's episode of Justice League (A Better World) at both the earlier and later times. The later broadcast was in widescreen, the earlier one was not.

    Does anyone know if this practice will continue? I very much enjoyed it in widescreen and was able to compare the framing with the earlier cropped broadcast. There was absolutely a difference in framing...and now I'm spoiled and don't know that I can enjoy the program in 4x3 now.

    I know that last season the 4x3 broadcasts were open matte, but this season that is not the case. There is definitely cropping of the sides.
     
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    i read on another place (can't remember) that this season is created widescreen and the full version is cropped or panned.
     
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    I wish YTV would broadcast the show in widescreen. They run it 3 times a week and everytime it's the 4x3 version. [​IMG]
     
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    Hmmm, I have the last 3 one hour episodes on my DishNetwork PVR recorded at 9pm EST and they are all full screen. DARN!!![​IMG]
     
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    So no one has any info on whether they will continue to broadcast a widescreen version? [​IMG]
     
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    They broadcast the first season in both, and I thought that the WS was the cropped version.
     
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    Season one is best viewed in pan and scan format. The "widescreen" in season one is them simply adding the black bars. Starting with season two, though, widescreen is the better format as it is actually filmed that way (i.e. the black bars are there naturally).

    As for the broadcasts, I read somewhere recently that the Saturday 10 pm showing is pan and scan while the Sunday 1 am showing is widescreen.
     
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    The 1a telecasts will be in widescreen at least through early December.
     
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    Earlier this evening, I recorded the Justice League in its pan-and-scan version to my hard drive. As I type this I am doing the same thing in letterbox. Already I love it!!!
     
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    I keep trying to make it for the 1-2am JL block, but keep falling aspleep during SNL! Ah, to be young again!

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    This show is definitely worth staying up for, if just for the writing.

    "I've seen showgirls with more modesty than this so-called Wonder Woman!"

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    If you haven't done so already, check out the "Mystery of the Batwoman" thread in the Home Theater Software forum. The same thing happened with this DVD. It was animated at 16:9, but is 4:3 on the DVD.
     
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    My bad. I just useed pan and scan interchangably, mostly because when I typed the original post, my brain forgot what the heck you call something non-widescreen... I just should have said fullscreen.

    As it stands:

    10 pm - fullscreen
    1 am - widescreen

    season one - "fake" widescreen
    season two - "real" widescreen
     
  16. Robert Floto

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    Well Andrew, you are correct sir! I recorded the later broadcast this past Saturday and it was indeed in widescreen.

    As a side note, I wasn't all that crazy about this particular episode. I didn't dislike it, it just didn't grab me as much as previous ones. I liked that it was more geared toward The Flash this time around, but it just didn't seem as grand and film-like as the last few episodes...
     
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    I noticed this just this weekend. I'll record the later hour.
     

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