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Old 06-12-2010, 12:09 PM   #1
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Here is a good explanation of why there's black bars at the top and bottom of some widescreen movies, yet they are still better than pan & scan (fullscreen). Sidney Pollack, the director, is doing the explaining. I think I'll make it a sticky, so it's always an easy access to it.

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Thanks for this information. I always thought that Pan & Scan is better than Widescreen. I found a video in Youtube where a comparison is made between pan & scan and widescreen. This video sure made a lot of difference.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uIjWH...eature=related
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Old 06-23-2010, 05:06 AM   #3
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Yeah, I've seen that one before too. I've always preferred widescreen personally. The black bars have never bothered me. Glad you found the videos to be informative.
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I think I like the full screen better. With the wide screen it just seems like you're not getting the whole picture. It's easier to concentrate on the movie when you're not bothered by the black bars.
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With the wide screen it just seems like you're not getting the whole picture.
It's the exact opposite............
Did you not watch the videos? You couldn't have, and make a statement like that.

With fullscreen you're not getting the whole picture! It's fact, not "seems like". They show in the video why and how you don't get the whole picture.
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Funny enough I don't even notice the black bars on the screen once I am about five minutes into a movie. However as soon as someone mentions them they come right back into view! I'm going to watch the video later as I can't play sound right now,
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I prefer widescreen. You soon get used to the top and bottom black bars. Pan & scan in my opinion distorts the picture. In some cases the actors and any objects look tall and thin.
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