Warner HV believes(?!!) families prefer P&S, (DESPITE)...

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  1. Peter Kim

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    Even when reading my hometown paper, the StarTribune, I cannot find refuge from the P&S legions. In this case, I read what I thought was a relatively benign article on the new release of Harry Potter, only to be broadsided by a WHV's executive's statement of indoctrination.
     
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    Peter- It may be just me, but I don't share your alarm at the article you quoted. Warner clearly DOES believe that "families prefer fullframe", so quoting Mr. Hemstreet is accurately reporting Warner's take on the situation. I don't see any effort to stifle widescreen. If anything, the statement that widescreen is outselling fullframe may be an implied questioning of Mr. Hemstreet's statement. After all, widescreen would not be outselling fullframe (at Amazon or anywhere else) if in fact families do prefer fullframe. So citing the fact that widescreen is outselling fullframe may be an implied "take it (Hemstreet's statement) with a grain of salt" warning. Even if not, I fail to see any vast fullframe conspiracy at work here.

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    I wrote the article.

     
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    I went to CC today to purchase a few titles and overheard another reason why P&S shit is bought so much 'it comes in widescreen and fullscreen''What's the difference?''widescreen has the black lines on the top and bottom and fullscreen fills the screen'.

    No friggin mention about the fact that in order to fill the screen you lop ~25%-33% of the image off and change the friggin film!

    Customers answer'that'll be fine (indicating the fullscreen)'

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    Damin, I think you're giving the vast majority of the "4:3 is better" buying public way too much credit. I doubt many even notice the difference between full frame and P&S. All they know is that they hate those widescreen movies because their screens aren't filled with image.
     
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    Infer from this anecdote what you will.

    A friend of mine uses the least expensive, Gilette disposable razors. I've asked why he doesn't give the Mach 3 a try.

    His response. I'm happy with the razors I'm using. The Mach 3 may be better, but why try them and find out they're better? As long as I don't, I'll still be happy with mine.
     
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    This may be a really stupid question, but
    if you only have a fullscreen TV , then would you
    still be seeing more of the picture with the fullscreen
    version or the widescreen version (i.e. would the 20-30% lopped off still apply?)
     
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