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    chelsea123
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    From:medfield
    Registered: Jan 2001

    posted 01-19-2001 06:42 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for chelsea123     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
    Finally getting around to adding DVD in addition to Laserdisc to my system, I find myself confused about the widescreen format. In addition to the letterbox format I am familiar with, there are full screen, wide screen format. Can someone help me out or send me somewhere to find some info. Thanks

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    Sean Kelly
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    posted 01-19-2001 01:34 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Sean Kelly   Click Here to Email Sean Kelly     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
    Chelsea -

    "widescreen" is a widely mis-used term. Widescreen is technically a descrption of the SCREEN itself. IE - you have a wide screen at the movie theater or you have a wide screen TV. Unfortunately, marketing people who just don't GET it interchange "widescreen" with "letterbox" at random, and thus confusion ensues. "Letterbox" is a description of the various aspect ratios that the film is produced in, particularly anything more lateral than 4:3 ratio.

    An "Anamorphic Widescreen" TV is one which has a wide screen (!) and is able to auto-fit anamorphicly stored letterbox video onto the screen.

    HTH!

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