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    I have had a 16x9 TV fer fuckin five years now. 1.33 is not "fullscreen," it is pillarboxed. Let's retire this meaningless term.
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    No I still like it, If they changed it now it would confuse too many people.
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    Just call it "wrongscreen". That way people won't be confused. DVDs of Underworld will be repackaged in "wrongscreen" (1.33:1) and "rightscreen" (2.35:1).
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    Re: "fullscreen"

    I still have a "fullscreen" TV, Marshall. It cuts off the picture on all four sides. I prefer calling it "enlarged screen".
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    Re: "fullscreen"

    Quote Originally Posted by Jim R. View Post
    I still have a "fullscreen" TV, Marshall. It cuts off the picture on all four sides. I prefer calling it "enlarged screen".
    Sorry, man!

    I do not miss overscan.
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    Re: "fullscreen"

    I still have a fullscreen TV as well. And don't forget all the old movies that were shot in 1:33-1. Those are called fullscreen releases, not pillarbox. Do you know what the movie theater screens looked like in the 30's & 40's? I'd be interested to have a look. I know the drive-ins in the 70's had what would be a widescreen look to it. Did they change them over at some point in time? Curious minds would like to know.

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    All I know is, I miss that great feeling of seeing a 'Scope film presented correctly in 2:35:1 on the old 4:3 standard TV sets, those big black bars just gave it a certain something the ratio doesn't have on widescreen TVs where it appears like the 1.85:1 films used to. Just dreaming random uselessness here.
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    Re: "fullscreen"

    Quote Originally Posted by Marshall Crist View Post
    Sorry, man!

    I do not miss overscan.
    Neither do I, but I'm still getting used to the extra bits of video noise (some of which I sometimes wonder is clipped-off timecode remnants?) that w/s sets reveal on old vhs transfers.

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    Re: "fullscreen"

    I thought 1.78:1 was the new full screen.

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    Clinton, I suspect you are throwing an old post of mine back at me! 1.78:1 is indeed the new fullscreen in the sense that 2.35:1, 1.66:1 and 1.33:1 films are frequently shoehorned into this ratio, particularly for HD TV broadcasts. Stupidity lives on.
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    I'm all for putting an end to the term "fullscreen" but it cannot be re-purposed to mean 1.78:1.

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