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Old September 5 2013, 05:48 AM   #80
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Re: Blu Rays Aspect Ratio Question

Hober Mallow wrote: View Post
I guess what I'm not getting in any of these posts is why anyone would want a cropped image.
At the most superficial level some people just don't like seeing "black bars" but I think others feel that a widescreen picture can provide a more full and cinematic experience. Now whether that can actually be accomplished by such post-processing is certainly up for debate but I think that's the goal. Hopefully by using the full frame source and judiciously and selectively cropping one can do better than merely using their TV's zoom function.

Don't get me wrong I'm all about OAR and original FX but I can see the other side and have an interest in it to some extent. I do think if one has to choose between one or the other that going with OAR is absolutely the right choice.
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