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Discussion in 'TV on DVD and Blu-ray' started by TomHU, Sep 1, 2008.

  1. TomHU

    TomHU Auditioning

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    I have read several things about "anamorphic" widescreen. I take it that this is "fake widescreening" of shows originally shot as "normal" shows??
     
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    No.

    Anamorphic video deals with how the aspect ratio is put on the DVD. It allows the image to stretch and look good when on a 16:9 widescreen monitor.

    There are a lot of shows that are shot 16:9, but are given the 4:3 treatment on the standard station broadcast - they crop the edges instead of letterboxing the image. Old people think something is wrong with their sets when they see the black bars.
     

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