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Old September 2 2013, 04:55 PM   #33
Hober Mallow
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Re: Blu Rays Aspect Ratio Question

scotpens wrote: View Post
jimbotron wrote: View Post
In the VHS/DVD era, people who didn't know any better wanted 16x9 content cropped to fill 4x3 TVs.
Are you referring to "pan-and-scan," in which movies shot in CinemaScope or 70mm widescreen were cropped to fit the old 4x3 TV screens? Yeah, that sucked. But the only alternative back then was "letterboxing," which shrunk the image so small that it was sometimes unwatchable.
That's true, and if you had a small TV like my family did, it made things very small. But the alternative was not seeing all of the movie.
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