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Old February 6 2014, 12:16 AM   #999
Maxwell Everett
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Re: Season ONE OFFICIAL TNG Blu-Ray Discussion Thread

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A little off topic, but X-Files is now available in HD - at least from some TV stations (like one here in Germany).

For TATV the HD transfer used this area of the TNG film frame:
http://img440.imageshack.us/img440/2...gapertures.jpg

And it seems, for the HD transfer of the X-Files they chose exactly that area for the complete transfer from 4:3 to 16:9:

http://screenshotcomparison.com/comparison/58612
http://i.imgur.com/m0VzWON.jpg
According to Ex Astris Scientia TATV was only 1.68:1 and then stretched to 1.78:1. I wonder it they did something similar with X-Files or just cropped to 1.78:1
No, there's no stretching or geometric distortion on HD X-Files. The negative really is cropped to 1.78:1.
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