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Widescreen vs. Full Frame

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I was having a bit of an argument with some friends of mine concerning DVDs and their aspect ratios. The reason for this debate was that Friend A had brought me Casino Royal on DVD, but in full frame. I thought about it for a second, then told Friend A to keep it. Around this time, Friend B walked up and took Friend A’s side in the ensuing argument. They argued that for 4:3 TV’s, full frame was better to which I added that I have a 16:9 external display. I stated further that even on a standard television, I would prefer the full picture and not one with slices taken from it. A lot of people don’t seem to understand that widescreen does not add black bars to the side of your screen, that, in fact, you are getting more information. Friends A and B claimed that the loss of picture on either side was not that big a deal when I’m borrowing a free DVD. But James Bond’s elbows mean a lot to me! I decided to rent the movie from Blockbuster instead. This sort of thing happens a lot with Friend B, who frequently expresses his “good enough for me” views on thing, (he is a Windows user). Either way, if I want an epic movie experience, I want to experience all of the movie.

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Written by Drew Wellman

04/19/2009 at 2:58 PM

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