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widescreen transfer 02 Feb 2004 02:29 #20340

i thought i saw a message about the transfer of film to dvd or video in the widescreen format or letterbox and how it wasnt what we thought it was. if you know of this or if you can tell me about it if i was thinking i saw it and didnt let me know? i truly believe that widescreen is the only way to watch a dvd movie or vhs becuase that is how it was in the theater and thats how it should be viewed in the home. why settle for cropped and distoreted images. anyway any help would be great thanks.
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Re: widescreen transfer 02 Feb 2004 16:27 #20341

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I don't remember the post but, as far as what we watch at home is concerned, I would say it depends on the TV set your have. I have a regular 25 inch set. If I get a DVD in wide screen all I get on my screen is a ribbon to watch for 2.35x1. 1.85 is OK. So I usually order my DVDs in "regular" format or "pan & scan".

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Re: widescreen transfer 12 Feb 2004 08:55 #20342

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If you have a reasonably modern monitor, "letterbox" DVD's are the best choice, especially if you have "component" video connection (3 plugs: Y, Pb, Pr) or "S-Video" between the DVD player and the monitor. Certainly the future of home television is a 16:9 (1.79:1) aspect ratio. "Full Screen" crops significant portions of the image, but is more suitable for low resolution VHS copies and poor quality televisions.

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Entertainment Imaging
Research Labs, Building 69, Room 7525A
Eastman Kodak Company
Rochester, NY 14650-1922
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