Will watching 2.35:1 DVD's cause burn-in problems on my Sony HDTV?

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  1. kurt_fire

    kurt_fire Stunt Coordinator

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    I watch DVDs roughly 1/2 of the time my TV is on, with most of DVD's being the aspect ratio 2.35:1. Will these 2.35:1 movies cause burn-in or anything bad for my TV due to the bars on the top and bottom?

    Also, why do developers shoot films in this aspect? Is 16:9 not wide enough, they must go wider???
     
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    Jack Briggs Executive Producer

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    Please direct further comments into the Master Burn-In thread to which Chris kindly linked. As he says, filmmakers are guided by artistic considerations, not by the consumer-electronics industry. But the shift to widescreen displays is making directors feel good about doing 2.35:1-aspected films again. Sydney Pollack, for example, had pretty much given up on anything wider than 1.85 until DVD and, later, 16:9 displays came along.

    My favorite director, in fact, went into to "shoot-to-protect" mode after having witnessed how NBC botched his masterpiece during its network television premier in 1977.
     
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