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Widescreen movies.

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

  1. okie

    okie GT Mayor

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    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:
     
  2. 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 RTF2 Addict

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    I never zoom in, but I also normally enjoy the movies in my basement on a 103" screen.
     
  4. costanza187

    costanza187 I like Macs

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    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 GT Mayor

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    The zoom feature should be on your Blu Ray player remote my friend:supergrin:
     
  6. okie

    okie GT Mayor

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    I bet that's nice my friend:alex::faint:
     
  7. I am still in the days of cassette and dvd, so I don't have to worry about it. :supergrin: :faint:
     
  8. sappy13

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    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
     
  9. okie

    okie GT Mayor

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    Dvd's come in wide screen also my friend:supergrin:
     
  10. nikerret

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    I watch it as the content is intended. Bars on the sides that need bars, no zooming or format manipulation.
     
  11. stolenphot0

    stolenphot0 RTF2 Addict

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    Yeah projector with surround sound. My kids love it on sleepovers too
     
  12. mrmedina

    mrmedina NRA Member

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    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:
     
  13. .264 magnum

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    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".
     
  14. Snaps

    Snaps Hail 2 The King

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    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
     
  15. nikerret

    nikerret Mr. Awesome

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    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.
     
  16. Apparently I don't have any that are wide screen. What am I missing, okie? :dunno:
     
  17. ray9898

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    Never zoom....I would rather not cut away portions of the picture.
     
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