Most people don't know that even though you get to see more at the sides during a widescreen presentation, they have to scale it to such a degree that you loose some of the top and bottom. So no matter what you buy -- ws or fs -- you'll still loosing a portion of the movie. But I perfer ws because I'm use to it.
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No no no, somebody said that you loose if you watch it in ws, not fully true, yes movies that where shot like The Shining, and like Where eagles dare, you do loose some of the upper picture, but not in new movies , like Gladiator, LOTR there you only loose if you have fullscreen
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In the cinema it's much bigger though. You don't notice because the whole room is black anyway.
When I had a small TV a widescreen didn't fit the screen it was just widescreen in the middle so it was tiny. That was annoying. But now I have a widescreen TV, and whenever I watch a DVD which is widescreen it obviously comes out widescreen, but you can change it and it makes the lines smaller, but it doesn't cut the picture off, so I prefer that because the black bars are too big on widescreen.
Widescreen, because its easier for the publishers, aswell.
You LOSE so much of the picture with Fullscreen, so publishers had to edit the picture a lot. There's quite a lot that goes into making a fullscreen presentation out of a widescreen print. Take a simple conversation between two people. Both are on screen in widescreen, but in Fullscreen the characters wont fit, meaning the publisher has to add a panning effect, moving the fullscreen view across the widescreen picture, in order for us to see both characters. Another example of such editting is in Star Wars. There are many cuts of the films that were ruined because the picture needed to be heavily editted (like when C3PO exclaims about the aliens attacking the Millenium Falcon in The Empire Strikes Back - the original shot had Leia in the foreground, 3PO in the background, giving his lines as Leia looked on with worry. The Fullscreen edit required Leia to be removed and the result was a blurred, out of focus C3PO, it totally ruined what the cut was trying to achieve).
Movies shouldn't really be chopped up like that. A lot of films use widescreen for a reason - its better.
Fullscreen is only acceptable if it was shot in fullscreen.
The sooner it becomes the standard (and it looks that way nowadays, most TV shows are picking it up now, like The Office) the better.
I hate that ws has been done on TV shows but I love ws on movies.
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