I ordered this I hope this is widescreen because the 3D on my tv really pops out when I set the 3D settings on "Reversed". The only trade off is that it gives the blacks a slight green hue which you really don't see unless the movie is in widescreen and has those black bars on the top and bottom.
HEY HOLLYWOOD we don't need widescreen versions anymore. TV's are shaped wide now!!!! GIVE US OUR FULL SCREEN!!!
Seriously? There's more than JUST ONE "widescreen" aspect ratio, dude.
The most popular are 1.78:1, 1.85:1 and 2.35:1... 1.78:1 is 16:9 and, therefore, fills up the entirety of an HDTV and 1.85 is sometimes slightly cropped due to it being SO CLOSE to 16:9. 2.35:1, on the other hand, leaves pretty much the same amount of black on the top and bottom of an HDTV that 16:9 leaves on the top and bottom of a 4:3 SDTV.
Seeing as 'The Avengers' is 1.85:1 you don't really have to worry... all of the other lead-up movies to 'The Avengers', however, are 2.35:1. It's just something you're going to have to deal with: the original aspect ratio (or pretty darn close) is going to be the one put onto a Blu-ray and (at least for the near future) the only version you'll be able to buy!
He does, but I don't think you do. Let me try to explain.
When a move is in "Fullscreen", that doesn't mean the movie will magically fill the whole screen regardless of what T.V. you're using. It means the movie is stored on the disc at a 4:3 aspect ratio, which is more like a square shape. For example, if you viewed a "Fullscreen" movie on a widescreen T.V. (which has an aspect ratio of 16:9, I.E. a rectangle like shape), assuming it was displayed properly, there would be black bars on the sides of the movie to keep it in it's 4:3 square shape. Now, different T.V.'s and different DVD players can take the "Fullscreen" video and stretch it to fit the Widescreen T.V., which is probably what yours does. It might fill the whole screen that way, but everything will look stretched out, and you wouldn't actually be getting any extra footage. You're actually seeing less footage on the sides than you would've been watching a Widescreen DVD/Blu-Ray. If you're okay with that, then that's all that matters, but just understand that it's not filling the whole screen because it's a "Fullscreen" DVD. It's filling the whole screen because either the player or the T.V. is stretching it.
I am a bit of a snob. Personally, I like to see a movie as the director wants me to see it. In other words, I like to see all of it. If you do the math, when you "fill" a 4:3 television screen with a 2.35:1 image that "has been edited from its original version; it has been formatted to fit this screen" you are missing virtually HALF the movie. Techniques like "Pan and Scan" help you see who's talking, but I liken the experience to going to the movie theater and watching it through a paper towel tube.
Here's an idea. Scoot your chair closer to the screen and watch the whole movie. The director and cinematographer will appreciate it.
I don't think the issue is that people don't mind seeing the movie as the director wants, the issue is that why can't they put it in such a way that there are no black bars to begin with. I know about the aspect/how it is now, but I'm just trying to get the original point here back across
Well there are two options for the Op... the first is they are now making 21:9 "Cinemawide" TVs, they start around $3k or so. The format basically removes the bars from the top and bottom of the picture and can be stretched slightly to remove any black bars that may appear on the right or left.
The other option is to check your current TV. Most models have a picture zoom feature where you can actually stretch the screen to make it appear in "full" screen without any black bars, but then again you lose part of the picture, which is what happens with fullscreen movies anyways, so maybe this is a better option for the op.
you could always adjust the settings to output 720p and it will go to full screen. i do that on my ps3 all the time to not get bars with a 2.35:1 or 1.78:1. i only see minor differences in 720 v. 1080 on my 30in monitor. (2-3 feet away)
What!? Whether its in 720p or 1080p has nothing to do with whether or not there are black bars. The only way to get a film that has black bars to fit your whole screen is either to crop or stretch the picture. If changing your output to 720p is doing this it is because its cropping the picture.
The Avengers 3D Blu-ray does not have an option to play in 2D so you must be making your tv do a 2D picture. You are only seeing the footage for one of the 2 pictures, that's why you have a black bar on one side sometimes. What you are seeing in 3D is that one eye has a picture in that spot and one does not, it's honestly a flawed conversion job. If you want to watch it in 2D watch the regular Blu-ray version that came in the box.
No, the bars are showing up randomly on both sides. It was full, on both sides, then about a cm on the left, then it went away and came up on the right, and at times the thickness is diff too. Its doing it in BOTH 2d and 3d on the 3d bluray, but not on my 2d bluray. This hasn't happened before, so I dont think its my tv. Even supposing it was, wouldnt the problem most likely be consistent (if it were a tv or ps3 aspect ratio issue? I am starting to wonder if its the bluray being messed up or something.