Solved letterboxed movies

October 3, 2011 at 22:33:11
Specs: Macintosh
why havent they gave us options for choosing a format to watch dvds in. I bought jeepers creepers when it came out and they gave a choice full screen or widescreen, theres absolutely no reason why they cant do that now to make everyone happy. I refuse to buy letterboxed movies, it defeats the purpose of buying a big screen tv.....unless its a scam to get people to buy even bigger tvs.

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#1
October 4, 2011 at 00:50:22
It's a good place for subtitles. I dislike English dubbing even more.

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#2
October 5, 2011 at 10:01:28
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I agree with Michael. I refuse to buy letter boxed movies if that's all they allow.

No matter what size screen you have there will always be this huge black frame around it.

This comes from letting kids set the formatting at the studios and DVD producers. Idiots. They think they are clever. I'd like to bitch slap the a holes into next week.

Just because you CAN do something doesn't mean you SHOULD.

Of men who have a sense of honor, more come through alive than are slain, but from those who flee comes neither glory nor any help.

Homer

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#3
October 5, 2011 at 14:59:10
There are other considerations besides just filling the frame. Removal of content outside the frame. Also in digital recordings the interpolation of pixels for different widths.

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#4
October 5, 2011 at 15:45:17
I've never seen anything in a theater that I missed on the TV. And they letterbox stuff that was never letter-boxed in the first place. And with digital, they could run the movie an the diagonal and not lose anything.

Of men who have a sense of honor, more come through alive than are slain, but from those who flee comes neither glory nor any help.

Homer

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#5
October 5, 2011 at 17:45:49
There is a definite loss a definition when going from one resolution to another. Less when they are integer multiples of each other.

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