I WANT A FULL SCREEN VERSION!!!! I can't have a choice??,,, I hate the black bars on my tv,,,, It is a waste of my screen size,,,, also,, it is not good for my tv to have the black bars,,,, it saids it in the owners manual,,, and I have a samsung that is only a year old,,,If you like wide screen ,, good for you,, enjoy!!,,, BUT,,, let me have a choice...I hate it when other people want to decide what I should like and what I should not like,,, To have only one choice is a big bucket of dumb,,,,, they should have one side of the dvd widescreen and the other side fullscreen,,, I have bought dvd's like that before
you are a big bucket of D U M B if you are a movie fan you would adapt to what all other true movie fans have come to enjoy. I have only found elderly or trailer parkers who dont understand why you have to have black bars. B E C A U S E THAT IS HOW IT WAS IN THE THEATER. if you watched a movie in a theater with a tiny square screen you would not go to movies. someday when you grow up you will learn why widescreen is best. AND if you buy a digital tv and try to watch all of your " full screen" movies on it, you will either have black bars on the sides of your tv or you will have to unnaturally streatch the screen. I am just saying that if you are ever going to upgrade to hd tv you must have widescreen.
I have a 46" widescreen 1080p, hdtv tv,,, When I bought it I thought great,, no more black bars,,,WRONG!!! ,, still black bars,,,,, are all the screens in the movie theaters the same?,,,Look,,,, you can call me names all you want but it does not change my mind it just makes you look like an a--hole,,,, I got a crazy idea Mr Movie,, you like what you like, an I'll like what I like,,,,, maybe you would enjoy going to the theater and seeing black bars on the movie screen there to,,,, I have dvd's that are both widescreen and full screen on the same disc and I enjoy the full screen better... I'm glad there is someone out there willing to make decisions for all of us dumb trailer trash people,,, thank you sooooooo much,,, wow!!! you are sooooo smart,,, by the way,,, I know why they have the black bars,,,, but I don't care about missing some things around the edges,,, Enjoy your black bars..
I bought the Avatar DVD for my sister, who is disabled and cannot afford a better TV. She enjoyed it even though it was not full screen. I appreciate getting the information that there wasn't a full screen version because I would still be looking for it. Thanks.
My tv is 16:9 widescreen,,,, why can't they make the movies fit that size,,,,also I am buying the dvd so can I please get what I want,,, besides the movie makers want to make as much money as they can,,,so give the people what they want, choice,,,, Strange,,, I rented the movie Avatar from redbox and watched it last night and it was in full screen,,, or at least 16:9,,, It looked great, I was very happy with the picture, Great movie!!! maybe I can buy this copy from redbook. sorry I like to use so many ,,,,,,,s
Its because movies have different aspect ratios just like the different dimensions on high def tv's. The problem with fullscreen is it literally chops off 20% of the screen image on both sides of the frame. You only see approximately 60% of what you saw in the theater. I dont know why anyone would want this and spend money on this option.
OOHH and M copeland you are incorrect in stating that you got a fullscreen copy of avatar as they didnt make it in fullscreen. What you probably did was alter your aspect ratio on that fancy new tv you have and didnt realize it.
It's been decades since this first came up, and people still don't get it. Fullscreen on all but a tiny selection of movies, destroys the director's vision, it removes minor to major amounts of the image, and the constant back-and-forth of P&S is sickening. It makes me wonder why some idiots don't walk out of movie theatres, because the curtains (or black-cloth) have to be lowered for a 2.35 ratio movie... ooh, look, black bars! In this digital age with discs, there should never be fullscreen editions... If you want that, use zoom on the more modern monitors and TVs, or don't buy the disc. When DVDs were being designed, there was supposed to be a data track that would simulate P&S fullscreen by using that data to track what part of the full image to display at 4:3 ratio. This meant fullscreen and widescreen were the exact same disc and image. Several movies were released with this, but almost no players supported it... The reason why? The idea was pretty stupid, and only had a very limited valid use. Hopefully over the next 20 years, people will have completely forgotten about "fullscreen." The concept was stupid even in 1970 when they letterboxed some movies only so they could show the credits... As a kid, I was upset because they didn't keep it running through the whole show... It really ruined a lot of panoramic westerns for me, not to say what it did for "2001" and "Lawrence of Arabia."
James Cameron has claimed that the extra strip on the top and bottom of the 1.78:1 (vs. 2.35:1) give greater 3D depth. There will never be a 4:3 or 2.35:1 version for that reason. He did produce 2.35:1 versions for theaters with screens of that format but did so by matting the 1.78:1 version.
If you want the Avatar 3D BD experience, and you bought a Panasonic 3D system between March and November 30th, you can claim your FREE Avatar 3D BD with the form at:
I bought a 50" Panasonic 3D plasma bundle with 3D BD player and 3D kit (with 2BD and 2 3D battery glasses), three HDMI 1.4 cables and a 150 mL screen cleaner bottle -- pretty decent price at less than USD1700. The post-12/1 glasses kit now has 2 USB rechargeable glasses and the Avatar 3D BD.
You are very intolerant and rude to call anyone "DUMB". Many people like myself cannot afford a widescreen TV. I have more important things to do with the little money that I have so a big expensive TV is not a priority.
I am well aware that the black areas on the top and bottom of the widescreen picture are just empty space however it is uncomfortable to view a movie this way. And by the way, you are the one who needs to "grow up" and maybe learn to have more empathy for others.
And when you are done insulting people while showing your own stupidity, you might find out that the movie production companies could convert the movies to full screen without harming the picture. The only reason they don't it because it would cost them money, and why should they spend any of thier money to allow you to use your whole TV screen instead of just a poetion of it, when its easier to convince the sheep that it is in thier interest to buy large screen tv's and then only be able to use part of it. If you really believe that movie companies don't have the technology to allow you to use your entire screen without losing part of the picture.....ah yeah, and YOU are calling people dumb? Im guessing you use the self check out lanes convinced they were really installed for your benefit?