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Why are these movies not in 1920x1080 format?


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Initial post: Oct 27, 2011 7:52:18 AM PDT
Since the movie is a US movie, you would think they could make the video to fill the screens of US HD flast screen televisions, right?

Posted on Oct 28, 2011 8:29:46 AM PDT
Matt says:
Um... what?

The movie is presented in its theatrical aspect ratio -- i.e., the dimensions that it was made in for movie theater screens. In order to make it "fill" a television screen, they would either have to stretch it vertically, which would result in a distorted image, or they would have to crop out the sides of the image to make it match the size of the television screen (meaning that you'd lose part of the picture). Do you *really* want them to do either of those things?

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 1, 2011 4:54:15 PM PDT
Damon says:
Ummm really? I am still blown away when people don't have a clue about aspect ratios of movies. It is a 2:35 movie, not a 1:85 movie ( the shape of you HDTV) so it is going to have black bars on the top of the screen. They kept the aspect ratio of the theater presentation. Just use the zoom on your TV it will get rid of the black bars on the top and bottom.

Posted on Nov 3, 2011 6:33:36 PM PDT
ADK says:
Quote: "Ummm really? I am still blown away when people don't have a clue about aspect ratios of movies. It is a 2:35 movie, not a 1:85 movie "

Oh, the irony... It's 2.35:1 and 1.85:1. No such thing as 2:35 or 1:85.

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 12, 2011 6:25:20 AM PST
big un says:
"Oh, the irony... It's 2.35:1 and 1.85:1. No such thing as 2:35 or 1:85."

Yes, the irony is amazing. There is such things (ratios) as 2:35 and 1:85, just not in terms of video aspect ratios. If you are going to pick on someone, make sure you are succinct in what you say.
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