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PEE Poll: Format of Choice
Widescreen   -32 (88.9%)
Pan and Scan (uses full screen)   -4 (11.1%)
Total Voters: 36

aslate

Space Pope
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« on: 01-04-2003 09:05 »

When you go to buy a movie in DVD or video, which one do you get?

I prefer widescreen, it makes the image smaller but i don't notice it that much once i get into the film, my parent's can't stand it though!

ZombieJesus

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« Reply #1 on: 01-04-2003 09:13 »

This "pan and scan", does it cut off the sides of widescreen images, so they fit on a 3:4 size screen?

aslate

Space Pope
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« Reply #2 on: 01-04-2003 09:15 »

Yes. Sometimes they add black borders and cut off some of the sides, sometimes they just cut out they middle and show you that. You lose alot of picture.
ZombieJesus

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« Reply #3 on: 01-04-2003 09:23 »

Then I prefer widescreen, even though I have a 3:4 size tv. I got used to the black borders on the bottom and top of the screen.
Teral

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« Reply #4 on: 01-04-2003 09:38 »

Widescreen. As said, you lose too much picture. Sometimes they just stretch the picture, that's just as annoying.
eggsandwich

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« Reply #5 on: 01-04-2003 10:35 »

it suuuuuuuuurely does/is..

eh he eh big grin
Nixorbo

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« Reply #6 on: 01-04-2003 12:03 »

Widescreen.  There's so much that you lose in the picture with pan and scan.  I'd like to punch the guy who invented pan and scan.
MuscaDomestica

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« Reply #7 on: 01-04-2003 12:22 »

Is there any reason ever to watch pan and scan?
DrThunder88

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« Reply #8 on: 01-04-2003 13:40 »

Sure, if you want a bigger image, but I agree that the loss of frame size is more than compensated by the fidelity to the original film version.
Tweek

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« Reply #9 on: 01-04-2003 14:44 »

I went with widescreen, although it took we a while to get used to it, until recently I think I'd have gone with pan and scan... I only have a small TV.
Juliet

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« Reply #10 on: 01-04-2003 14:47 »
« Last Edit on: 01-04-2003 14:47 »

my DVDs are in widescreen form.

Dr_Dave

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« Reply #11 on: 01-04-2003 18:16 »

Definitely widescreen.  Even my old laserdsics are in widescreen format.  Of course, it helps if you have a large screen for playback (mine is 50 inches).
Gocad

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« Reply #12 on: 01-04-2003 18:27 »

Widescreen! Everything else sucks!
Melllvar

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« Reply #13 on: 01-04-2003 18:35 »
« Last Edit on: 01-04-2003 18:35 »

When one has a widescreen TV, there really is no other choice.
Archie2K

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« Reply #14 on: 01-04-2003 18:58 »

I'm going to vote for pan and scan cos no-one has yet, plus with my tiny 14" TV, widescreen shrinking anything is annoying. to be honest though I haven't noticed much of a difference after getting into the film.
Kryten

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« Reply #15 on: 01-04-2003 19:36 »

Widescreen, duh.
SpacemanSpiff

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« Reply #16 on: 01-04-2003 19:46 »

widescreen, of course.
~FazeShift~

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« Reply #17 on: 01-04-2003 20:29 »

Pan and Scan...
Nah, only pulling your leg, crucifixion really!!

I mean widescreen.
Gotta get me a widescreen TV though.
Ben

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« Reply #18 on: 01-04-2003 20:34 »

Well, they both suck on any screen below 68cm in size, but then again, most things do. Widescreen CRT as well as plasmas are awesome due to the fact that you have the full frame without the letterbox view, but of course they're hella expensive, plus normal format TV looks really ugly when it's stretched on a widescreen.
Tweek

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« Reply #19 on: 01-05-2003 06:07 »

 
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Originally posted by Archie2K:
I'm going to vote for pan and scan cos no-one has yet, plus with my tiny 14" TV, widescreen shrinking anything is annoying. to be honest though I haven't noticed much of a difference after getting into the film.
Watch your TV through a small pair of binoculars, much cheaper than buying a big TV  laff


Hawk

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« Reply #20 on: 01-05-2003 10:07 »

Wiiiidescreeeeeen!
dadbot

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« Reply #21 on: 01-05-2003 10:09 »

when I got Sky Digital 2 years the guy told me I'd get a widescreen set pretty quickly - I laughed ...

2 weeks later I had one - smug git
Smitty

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« Reply #22 on: 01-05-2003 20:04 »

Widescreen. Although I'm glad the picture is chopped because people who have wdiesceen tv's are always complaining they can see someone's arm or a boom mike or something when before they couldn't.
MelBee

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« Reply #23 on: 01-06-2003 11:43 »

I'll vote for widescreen because if I don't I suspect I'll be flayed, hung, drawn and quartered. But to be honest I agree with Archie2K - watching widescreen formet on my teeny tiny 14" TV ain't gonna help my eyes much. Though, of course, when I had my 26" in New Zealand, widescreen was top. *sob* I miss my TV!
MrMayat

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« Reply #24 on: 01-06-2003 12:26 »

Widescreen. Those legs go all the way...  big grin
BendingUnit1141

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« Reply #25 on: 01-10-2003 06:18 »

Widescreen, baby.
Just Chris

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« Reply #26 on: 01-10-2003 20:30 »

Widescreen, man. It doesn't cut off or distort the picture. I've noticed .Hack Sign is in widescreen format (and it's not a movie). I wish more anime was done like this.

I wish they made widescreen LCDs for PCs, but so far only the Mac audience has them.  frown
Gocad

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« Reply #27 on: 04-06-2004 10:42 »
« Last Edit on: 04-06-2004 10:42 »

 
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Originally posted by Gocad, some 15 months ago:
Widescreen! Everything else sucks!

still true...  wink
Tweek

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« Reply #28 on: 04-06-2004 11:11 »

Apart from programmes that were originally made for television, are DVDs available in pan and scan? All my films are widescreen and I don't recall there being a choice.
Gocad

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« Reply #29 on: 04-06-2004 11:29 »
« Last Edit on: 04-06-2004 11:29 »

 
Quote
Originally posted by Tweek:
Apart from programmes that were originally made for television, are DVDs available in pan and scan? All my films are widescreen and I don't recall there being a choice.

In the US you do have this choice:

DVD fullscreen editions available at Amazon.com

and the R2 version of Shaft (1971) has both formats on it...
Xmpel

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« Reply #30 on: 04-06-2004 11:52 »
« Last Edit on: 04-06-2004 11:52 »

Depends on the size of the TV I'm looking at. I hate widescreen on small TVs 'cause then I can't see nothing. But on the bigger TVs I prefer widescreen.

And, like for every subject ever debated on this board, there's a Sinfest comic to describe it: http://www.sinfest.net/comics/sf20000812.gif
nerdlingus

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« Reply #31 on: 04-06-2004 13:12 »
« Last Edit on: 04-06-2004 13:12 »

*Copy & paste*

I like widescreen movies but will make do with whatever is available as long as I can hear it properly, I just wish they would standardise a damn screen ratio/format and stick with it because it gets fucking annoying changing the size/mode for every program or film that is on.

I couldn't be bothered to change the wording so I just lifted this from the more recent(ly closed) widescreen thread
TheLampIncident

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« Reply #32 on: 04-06-2004 14:42 »

I can see now why you thought this had been done...you started it!

I'm still going with full screen. Widescreen just never looked right to me, but I'm not a big fan of surround sound either, so what do I know.
aslate

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« Reply #33 on: 04-06-2004 14:56 »

 
Quote
Originally posted by Tweek:
Apart from programmes that were originally made for television, are DVDs available in pan and scan? All my films are widescreen and I don't recall there being a choice.

Some DVDs have the widescreen on one side and pan 'n' scan version on the other, but most now are widescreen since it's becoming the more standard format.
Ranadok

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« Reply #34 on: 04-06-2004 21:38 »

Pasted from the other thread... because I feel my opinion needs to be heard.  Or read. Or ignored. Either way, you should have the choice!

I love widescreen, the only fullscreen DVDs I own are TV shows. Luckily, the rest of my family prefers widescreen as well, or it would be a fight every time we watched a movie. One thing that I hate, though, is trying to explain to people that you actually see MORE of the picture on widescreen. Some people just don't get it.
Dr. Morberg

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« Reply #35 on: 04-06-2004 21:45 »

Widescreen is a must. I've returned fullscreen DVDs that people have given me as gifts just to get the widescreen version. It captures the true feel of the movie.
Lrrr_2004
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« Reply #36 on: 04-06-2004 21:48 »

Widescreen even though i'm lost on this subject.


Pikka Bird

Space Pope
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« Reply #37 on: 04-07-2004 11:28 »

When I watch movies, I don't pay ANY attention to whether the top and bottom boundaries of the picture are my screen or if they are leterbox-black-areas. Therefore the black borders don't bug me. It seems cheap and zoomed if they just show the middle and cut away the rest. I hate 3:4 for movies.
Ekarderif

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« Reply #38 on: 04-07-2004 13:57 »

Widescreen. I always hated how I couldn't read the text until like 3/4th of the way up in Star Wars Episodes 4-6 Digitally Remastered Edition.
Ranadok

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« Reply #39 on: 04-08-2004 03:02 »

Heh, I always used to wonder why they made it so it could only be read partway up the screen, back before I understood the difference between widescreen and fullscreen. Then I saw Phantom Menace in theater... then I understood.
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