Rogers video Bruce Almighty - non-anamorphic??!! WTFrick!?!?

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  1. Chris PC

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    How is it possible to rent a DVD in this day and age from Rogers Video and find that it was non-anamorphic?? Un-believable. How is it possible for companies to release non-anamorphic DVD's? This is insane. I thought, I'll just pick up the widescreen copy and it'll be fine. What companies are still releasing non-anamorphic DVD's?
     
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    The USA release was widescreen and anamorphic-enhanced.
     
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    Chris. What you are saying makes no sense. Bruce Almighty was widescreen anamorphic. Are you sure didn't mean to say it was pan and scan?
     
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    It's anamorphic.
     
  5. Chris PC

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    Nope. Playing it on my DVD player results in a stretched widescreen picture. In order to see it the proper aspect ratio I had to select 4:3 on my iScan Pro. This resulted in bars on the sides AND bars on the top. No other DVD I've ever viewed has done this except the ones I've known for a fact were non-anamorphic. I couldn't figure it out.
     
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    I have a copy of Bruce Almighty. It didn't rent it from Rogers but it's the same "version". I IS indeed anamorphic.

    It appears that Universal changed the DVD packaging to no longer include that nice SPECS box they always did.

    However, I did noticed that although the "Specs Box" is gone, the packaging does state:

    Anamorphic Widescreen 1.85:1

    I doubt Universal would release a non-anamorphic version [​IMG]
     
  7. Chris PC

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    How is this possible then? I don't get it. I'll try it again but I've no idea how my DVD player and iSca Pro could take an anamorphic signal and send it non-anamorphic to my projector. I'll check everything by playing a "regular" anamorphic DVD [​IMG]
     
  8. Richard Travale

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    This is odd. I wonder if Roger's had a deal with Universal to get cheap copies that were not enhanced anamorphically???
     
  9. Chris PC

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    Doh! Big mistake. I screwed up. I had my DVD player set up wrong. I've never done this before. I had it set up to Pan & Scan because I had been watching a Full Screen movie and then a Pan & Scan movie. Renting screwed me up. Hahahahaha.
    I should have known.
     
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    I don't have this disc, but Uni has sometimes recently "hidden" their great specs box on the bottom edge of the case slipcover, if it has one, a place most people don't usually look.

    I have read a few posts here recently about some anamorphic discs displaying like non-anamorphic ones in some systems, so you're not the only one who this has happened to, if it is indeed an anamorphic copy you have. I don't recall exactly what the problems turned out to be, but it was somehow related to DVD player and display device setup "fighting" with display options.
     
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    Glad to see you got it fixed. Oh the horror if that had been true.
     
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    So.....you were watching full screen movies and pan and scan ones too eh..???

    The horror indeed![​IMG]
     
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    Glad to hear you got things straightemed out.
     

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