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Old September 5 2013, 02:21 PM   #85
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Re: Blu Rays Aspect Ratio Question

Robert Comsol wrote: View Post
Fantastic, concise and graphic visualization. Many, many thanks, I thought I'd never see it.

And yes, "TV Transmitted" is what the broadcasters and others could see on their professional CRT monitors.
But what the audiences actually got to see (and is still OAR in my opinion), after the overscan of their consumer TVs had trimmed the received / transmitted image, is "TV Safe Action".

As I understand it the "safe area" is just where the action largely needed to stay. (Probably accounting for people who in 1990 still had older tube TVs with that shape picture) But the TV-Transmitted is what someone would have seen on their modern-day TV and is also what is on the DVD/BD.
Just because it's futuristic doesn't mean it's practical.
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