To All Studios That Do Pan & Scan

Discussion in 'Archived Threads 2001-2004' started by Brian McHale, Mar 26, 2002.

  1. Brian McHale

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    I recently bought a 16:9 TV. While this has greatly improved my normal DVD viewing experience, there is one thing that really gets under my skin now.

    I don't buy DVDs that are not in their original aspect ratio, but I do occasionally rent them. It is hard to describe just how annoying it is to see the following words appear on my screen: "This film has been modified from it's original format. It has been formatted to fit your screen."

    Note to Studios: This might seem like a really small deal to you, but these movies DON'T FIT MY SCREEN! They fit 4:3 screens. This statement should be changed to reflect this. It's bad enough when I'm forced to watch a non-OAR presentation, but don't rub it in by telling me you're formatting it to fit "my screen."
     
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    It is hard to describe just how annoying it is to see the following words appear on my screen: "This film has been modified from it's original format. It has been formatted to fit your screen."

    I'll describe what I do when I see those words on the cover- I put it DOWN and don't buy it! The words haven't appeared on my screen because the disc never makes it that far!
     
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    I don't buy them either, but I will occasionally rent them. And I do actually own one non-OAR disc, A Christmas Story, which was bought in ignorance when I was new to DVD. (Actually, that was one of the events that caused me to search out internet sources for DVD info - I wanted to avoid buying non-OAR discs and flippers.)
     

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