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« on: Jun 19, 2009, 11:19:13 PM »

I have been noticing this ever since I got a TV with Dot-by-Dot resolution. More and more movies that are advertised as '1.85:1' are actually 1.78:1. The difference is so tiny that I never gave it much thought. Right now, watching Rachel Getting Married...which actually IS 1.85:1, reminded me of it. I found this post on the htforum:

http://www.hometheaterforum.com/htf/ht-software-high-definition/278498-1-85-1-warner-titles.html

Anybody else notice this? Thoughts? Do you care at all? I think I only care about 7%, but I still think it's something interesting to note.
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« Reply #1 on: Jun 22, 2009, 12:10:05 PM »

I remember being appalled when I heard that Back to the Future was "letterboxed" from the 4:3 format. But then I watched the DVD's where that was supposedly the case and noticed nothing. Unless I see them side-by-side, I really won't care.
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« Reply #2 on: Jun 22, 2009, 02:52:43 PM »

I guess as long as nothing really gets affected in the view of the film, then I'm not rabid about it.  Sure, I would like it just as the director intended, but its usually a pretty small difference in this case.
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