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PEE Poll: Widescreen or Fullscreen?
Widescreen   -19 (86.4%)
Fullscreen   -2 (9.1%)
Doesn't Matter   -1 (4.5%)
Total Voters: 22

DanMan4040

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« on: 04-05-2004 18:03 »

Which do you prefer when buying dvds and why?  I personally like widescreen better because you see more, although it is smaller.  The size of the picture is my only problem with widescreen, but it's not a big deal.

Let me put it this way. If you ever start feeling sentimental, go to Austin, Texas. When you get here, walk into a florist and buy a bunch of flowers. Then you take those flowers to Huntington cemetery on Fuller and Guadalupe, look for the headstone marked Paula Schultz, then lay them on the grave. Because you will be standing at the final resting place of Beatrix Kiddo.
EvilLunch

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« Reply #1 on: 04-05-2004 18:07 »

Widescreen. Definitely. I hate Pan N Scan. And the Widescreen makes you feel like you're at the cinema. Although it isn't too good on my tiny TV, it's the best way on 35 incher.
SlaytanicMaggot
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« Reply #2 on: 04-05-2004 18:08 »

Even some semi-bad movies deserve to be seen in all their widescreen glory. I tell ya, I've watched LOTR on Showtime, where they cut it to fullscreen, and it doesn't have the impact of sheer overwhelmence (I know, that's not a word) the movie presents.

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evan

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« Reply #3 on: 04-05-2004 18:21 »

Widescreen.  All tv shows should be shown in widescreen.  Or just the good ones should.
Dr. Morberg

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« Reply #4 on: 04-05-2004 18:25 »

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.
PCC Fred

Space Pope
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« Reply #5 on: 04-05-2004 18:45 »

I prefer movies in widescreen, and TV shows in whatever their true picture format is.
TheLampIncident

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« Reply #6 on: 04-05-2004 18:51 »

Widescreen is ass. Like I want to stare at blank spots on my TV. Give me full screen or my money back.
Grim

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« Reply #7 on: 04-05-2004 19:00 »

I recently made the move to HDTV in all its widescreen goodness. 99% of Australian made television is shot in widescreen but you lazy americans are still making all your stuff in full screen!

The only american shows I've seen in widescreen are CSI and Enterprise, catch up you backward yanks!
Lurrr

Professor
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« Reply #8 on: 04-05-2004 19:01 »

I don't usually notice the difference, but widescreen TV's are cooler. They're bigger.
~FazeShift~

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« Reply #9 on: 04-05-2004 19:06 »

Ever since we've been getting weird squished up widescreen TV shows, I reckon we'll make the switch soon enough.
Watching Stargate today, a guy was saying he all the information "Right here!" referring to his head, unfortunately, you couldn't see his hand pointing cos it got cut out and it looked silly!
DanMan4040

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« Reply #10 on: 04-05-2004 19:25 »

 
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Originally posted by EvilLunch:
Widescreen. Definitely. I hate Pan N Scan. And the Widescreen makes you feel like you're at the cinema. Although it isn't too good on my tiny TV, it's the best way on 35 incher.


That's exactly how I feel, but I have a 24 inch in my room and a 36 in my basement, so widescreen kind of sucks in my room.
fryfanSpyOrama

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« Reply #11 on: 04-05-2004 19:53 »

Widescreen is better on DVD.  If you get Full Screen DVD you might as well just get it on VHS.  DVD allows you to see the movie the way you saw it in the movie theater.
Mr. Potter

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« Reply #12 on: 04-05-2004 20:01 »

Widescreen! Because you see more and also because is what the director of the movie (or tv show) intended it to be seen.
Sometimes there are movies that are released in widescreen but they were intended to be fullscreen, so in those cases I prefer fullscreen. It's a matter of respecting the creator's vision.
Nasty Pasty

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« Reply #13 on: 04-05-2004 20:30 »

Widescreen. Well i really dont care. I just did it b/c everyone else was. *sobs* i just wanted to be accepted and cool *breaks down and cries*
Ranadok

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« Reply #14 on: 04-05-2004 20:57 »

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.
Y_L_B

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« Reply #15 on: 04-05-2004 21:18 »

Widescreen for sure! I like to watch movies as the makers intended me to, not chopped up. I don't mind the bars at all.
SlaytanicMaggot
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« Reply #16 on: 04-05-2004 21:30 »
« Last Edit on: 04-05-2004 21:30 »

The only fullscreen movie I'll watch anymore would be "Dr. Strangelove," because Kubrick filmed it in fullscreen.

EDIT: What if, if Futurama came back, they made it widescreen? would it look weird? or would they not do it just because they'd have to animate more?
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canned eggs

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« Reply #17 on: 04-05-2004 21:36 »

Yeah, it's not so much a matter of one versus the other, but any film should only be shown in its original format.  No pan & scan, no anamorphic processing, none of that shit.  It's criminal, like dubbing, or colorization.  Even widescreen films, when they're shown on most TVs, are clipped on the sides.  This is to reduce the obviousness of flaws in the edges of the picture that TV tubes generate.  Sometimes it's enough to lose important parts of the picture.
Nixorbo

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« Reply #18 on: 04-05-2004 23:25 »

Full screen sucks.  Give me my side detail or give me death!

Unless it was shot in full screen in the first place.  For instance, someone mentioned wishing that the Futurama dvds were in widescreen.  That would be the dumbest thing ever.

Original format or death!
fromage

Starship Captain
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« Reply #19 on: 04-05-2004 23:30 »

 
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Originally posted by TheLampIncident:
Widescreen is ass. Like I want to stare at blank spots on my TV. Give me full screen or my money back.

With a movie like Fight club or LOTR, in full screen, you lose 45% of what you can see in the original format (widescreen)

Fullscreen is for newbies
bankrupt

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« Reply #20 on: 04-05-2004 23:30 »

I vote with the mob, widescreen.

My brother bought a copy of Lost in Translation recently.  He was so pissed when he found out he bought the fullscreen edition by mistake instead of the widescreen.
fromage

Starship Captain
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« Reply #21 on: 04-05-2004 23:39 »
« Last Edit on: 04-05-2004 23:39 »

Here's an example I made to explain widescreen format with a picture of my girlfriend     wink






With the widescreen, you see the original ratio (as intended by the director). In the fullscreen, they cut the picture so it can fit your primitive screen!

EDIT : SlaytanicMaggot mentionned "Dr Strangelove" for an example where Fullscreen is acceptable, because it was shot to be shown in that format... It's exactly what I think. These days, movies are shot in widescreen, so I want to see them in widescreen. Futurama was made in fullscreen, so I want to see it in fullscreen.
Gocad

Space Pope
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« Reply #22 on: 04-06-2004 06:04 »
« Last Edit on: 04-06-2004 06:04 »

 
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Originally posted by fromage:
EDIT : SlaytanicMaggot mentionned "Dr Strangelove" for an example where Fullscreen is acceptable, because it was shot to be shown in that format... It's exactly what I think. These days, movies are shot in widescreen, so I want to see them in widescreen. Futurama was made in fullscreen, so I want to see it in fullscreen.

i think most kubrick movies are fullscreen, not only dr. strangelove. an exception is 2001.

aside from that, why do they still release fullscreen versions in the us?
mikey

Urban Legend
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« Reply #23 on: 04-06-2004 06:34 »

Wide screen, I hate watching the game but not getting the score in the Top right corner
aslate

Space Pope
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« Reply #24 on: 04-06-2004 08:06 »

Format Of Choice - No wonder i thought this had been done before!
nerdlingus

Professor
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« Reply #25 on: 04-06-2004 08:11 »

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.
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