close

Privacy guaranteed - Your email is not shared with anyone.

Widescreen movies.

Discussion in 'Okie Memorial Area' started by okie, Oct 6, 2012.


  1. okie

    okie
    Expand Collapse
    GT Mayor

    Joined:
    Oct 28, 2001
    64,670
    1,525
    Location:
    Muskogee Ok.
    When you watch a widescreen movie do you zoom in to get rid of the bars? Normally I don't but I have watched movies where over half the screen was black bars and those I do zoom in.I don't know why some movie company's get so carried away:alex::faint:
     

    Wanna kill these ads? We can help!
  2. Gareth68

    Gareth68
    Expand Collapse

    Joined:
    Mar 19, 2007
    3,247
    110
    Location:
    Missouri....West of Mexico
    For the life of me I can;t understand why they switched TV's to a different widescreen format than movies use.
     

  3. stolenphot0

    stolenphot0
    Expand Collapse
    RTF2 Addict

    Joined:
    Jan 26, 2012
    5,430
    31
    Location:
    Kettering, OH
    I never zoom in, but I also normally enjoy the movies in my basement on a 103" screen.
     
  4. costanza187

    costanza187
    Expand Collapse
    I like Macs

    Joined:
    May 10, 2003
    7,636
    804
    Location:
    Indiana
    I don't know there zoom feature is on my bluray player and/or tv. :embarassed:

    I know that widescreen is supposed to be the way to go on stuff. However it does irritate me that now that I have a tv that is built using widescreen dimensions...I STILL have black bars at the top and bottom of some things.

    What I also find irritating is when you watch some old program that was filmed in (I am guessing) the 4:3 ratio, it cuts off the top and bottom of the picture. I was watching something this morning that they were typing captions/narratives at the bottom of the screen, but I could only see about half of it because of the ratio of my TV.

    I know it's not a really big deal, it's just one of those things.
     
  5. okie

    okie
    Expand Collapse
    GT Mayor

    Joined:
    Oct 28, 2001
    64,670
    1,525
    Location:
    Muskogee Ok.
    The zoom feature should be on your Blu Ray player remote my friend:supergrin:
     
  6. okie

    okie
    Expand Collapse
    GT Mayor

    Joined:
    Oct 28, 2001
    64,670
    1,525
    Location:
    Muskogee Ok.
    I bet that's nice my friend:alex::faint:
     
  7. ArtificialGrape

    ArtificialGrape
    Expand Collapse
    CLM

    Joined:
    May 9, 2007
    5,823
    0
    Location:
    Colorado Springs
    I never zoom
     
  8. Buki192327

    Buki192327
    Expand Collapse

    Joined:
    Apr 30, 2008
    5,579
    37
    Location:
    S W Ohio, blowin in the wind
    I am still in the days of cassette and dvd, so I don't have to worry about it. :supergrin: :faint:
     
  9. sappy13

    sappy13
    Expand Collapse

    Joined:
    Sep 30, 2007
    2,666
    1
    Location:
    Bremen, GA
    when i was younger i would always zoom in. Then I realized how much more you see when left in widescreen format. It would be nice if it was all in one single format though. The bars do get annoying sometimes
     
  10. okie

    okie
    Expand Collapse
    GT Mayor

    Joined:
    Oct 28, 2001
    64,670
    1,525
    Location:
    Muskogee Ok.
    Dvd's come in wide screen also my friend:supergrin:
     
  11. nikerret

    nikerret
    Expand Collapse
    Mr. Awesome

    Joined:
    Mar 29, 2005
    7,363
    92
    Location:
    Kansas
    I watch it as the content is intended. Bars on the sides that need bars, no zooming or format manipulation.
     
  12. stolenphot0

    stolenphot0
    Expand Collapse
    RTF2 Addict

    Joined:
    Jan 26, 2012
    5,430
    31
    Location:
    Kettering, OH
    Yeah projector with surround sound. My kids love it on sleepovers too
     
  13. mrmedina

    mrmedina
    Expand Collapse
    NRA Member

    Joined:
    Aug 15, 2004
    3,761
    1,681
    Location:
    Albuquerque,NM
    I've always liked WS since the ABC Network first started airing the Ten Commandments on over the air TV. To the question , no. I never zoom in.......:wavey:
     
  14. .264 magnum

    .264 magnum
    Expand Collapse
    CLM

    Joined:
    Dec 5, 2002
    12,555
    261
    Location:
    Dallas TX
    The problem is that video (movies/games etc.) come in six or seven formats other than 2.35:1. I'd be all over 2.35:1 if it was more "universal".
     
  15. Snaps

    Snaps
    Expand Collapse
    Hail 2 The King

    Joined:
    Apr 8, 2004
    3,787
    98
    Location:
    SWPA sticks
    don't zoom it, but I've always wondered why with the wide screen TVs now and HighDef movies the black bars still exist.

    Seems that'd be formatted to the movie to fit your screen and shouldn't have the bars anymore
     
  16. nikerret

    nikerret
    Expand Collapse
    Mr. Awesome

    Joined:
    Mar 29, 2005
    7,363
    92
    Location:
    Kansas
    Different ratios are better for different types of images. A 2.4:1 ratio is better for battle scenes where the director wants to show a vast army or a distance plight.

    A 1.78:1 ratio is better for things up close, where you don't need the visual clues of more depth and expanse.

    Films like Batman: The Dark Knight, switch from one ratio, to another, as the scene would most benefit. Most of these are tied to IMAX.

    I like that the director/producers can decide and make their film how they want it to look. Same as film grain, I prefer a crisp, grain-free image, but if they want to present it with a fog, that's how I want to watch it.
     
  17. Buki192327

    Buki192327
    Expand Collapse

    Joined:
    Apr 30, 2008
    5,579
    37
    Location:
    S W Ohio, blowin in the wind
    Apparently I don't have any that are wide screen. What am I missing, okie? :dunno:
     
  18. deputy tom

    deputy tom
    Expand Collapse

    Joined:
    Apr 10, 2001
    12,246
    4,655
    Location:
    City of Champions in SW/ PA
    I don't zoom. tom.:cool:
     
  19. ray9898

    ray9898
    Expand Collapse

    Joined:
    May 29, 2001
    14,014
    1,174
    Location:
    Georgia
    Never zoom....I would rather not cut away portions of the picture.
     
  20. ArtificialGrape

    ArtificialGrape
    Expand Collapse
    CLM

    Joined:
    May 9, 2007
    5,823
    0
    Location:
    Colorado Springs
    #20 ArtificialGrape, Oct 7, 2012
    Last edited: Oct 7, 2012