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Old December 12 2012, 11:02 PM   #1646
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Re: Season TWO OFFICIAL TNG Blu-Ray Discussion Thread

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Removing a big chunk of the picture and destroying shot composition is not modern, it's backwards.
4x3 is backwards...
Not if that's the way it was originally shot.

Cropping a 4:3 picture to conform to 16:9 today is no different than cropping a 16:9 picture to conform to a 4:3 television set back in the day. In both cases you are losing picture information.
Or in some cases distorting picture information. Why does the picture need to "fill the screen" can't we all just be happy with OAR? There's several times I've watched a movie with my parents and the movie isn't i a 16:9 one so you get the matting on the TV and they wonder the picture doesn't "fill the screen." No, because it's a movie that was filmed in a 2:1 aspect ratio so it's not going to "fill the screen."

I can understand wanting a P&S version of movies when we were watching VHS tapes on a 27# 4:3" TV, you'd get a very tiny picture. But things are much different today.

Keep it OAR. It's the way you're meant to view it.
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