Wider Widescreen TV's

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  1. Clay-F

    Clay-F Stunt Coordinator

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    Just wondering....

    Are there any plans to produce tv's that fit a 2.35:1 ratio without black bars?

    Or do they already exist?
     
  2. Inspector Hammer!

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    I don't think so, but I would love it if they did come out with one.
     
  3. Michael Reuben

    Michael Reuben Studio Mogul

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    A wider AR for TVs was considered, and ultimately rejected, when the current 1.78:1 standard was adopted for HDTV. I'm not aware of any recent efforts to establish a different standard.

    M.
     
  4. Vince Maskeeper

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    As Michael said- the 1.78:1 is the standard. But, while you can't expect any traditional sets to be this way- it is a more common thing for running a front projector.

    Some guys use a constant height system, and have zoom modes, or lenses to project 2.35:1 onto a 2.35:1 area screen- and then just reduce width (keeping height constant) for 1.85:1 and 1.33:1.

    -Vince
     
  5. SeanA

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    Why wouldn't the industry have chosen 1.85:1, instead of 1.78:1 ??? It would seem to have been a more logical choice since many DVD's are 1.85:1 format.
     

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