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what is 2.34:1 aspect ratio?

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Initial post: Sep 9, 2006 5:33:20 PM PDT
Simon Evans says:
I was expecting either 4:3 or 16:9. What screen does this fit?

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Posted on Mar 12, 2009 2:08:28 PM PDT
Jeff R. says:
This will fit any screen. Widescreen TVs have an aspect ratio of 1.78:1 (16 divided by 9); the 4x3 TVs have a ratio of 1.33:1. Movies are usually shot in ratios of 1.85:1 or 2.35:1. When shown on a widescreen TV, movies with a "higher" aspect ratio will end up having black bars at the top and bottom to preserve the original aspect ratio - it's the same exact way you saw it in the theater. The size of the bars vary with the movie's ratio, meaning a movie shot in 1.85:1 tends to not have bars since it's so close to the TV's ratio; a 2.35:1 movie will have more noticeable bars. I recommend you check out for more info.

Posted on Apr 19, 2009 4:39:37 AM PDT
Great comment Jeff Regner. Clear & concise. Thanks.
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