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« on: June 03, 2003, 12:15:01 PM »
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Is this true? :cry:

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« Reply #1 on: June 03, 2003, 12:34:49 PM »
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What does anamorphic mean?
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« Reply #2 on: June 03, 2003, 12:45:53 PM »
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Quote from: tremolosloth
What does anamorphic mean?


16x9 Anamorphic Enhancement

The new DTV Television standard does not use a square (4:3) television set image area, but rather a 16:9 aspect ratio. This can present a problem when displaying DVD video on widescreen monitors. The full widescreen image is is "squished" horizontally on the disc, using what is known as an anamorphic process. Material stored anamorphically has to then be unsqueezed horizontally ("downconverted") by the DVD player be properly displayed on a standard 4:3 television. The DVD player removes every fifth line from the picture, and adds letterboxed bars to the top and bottom to display the wide image correctly.

Otherwise, the DVD player outputs the 16x9 "squished" image directly to a 16x9 player, which unsqueezes the image. The benefit of anamorphic enhancement is that it allows the image to be displayed at a higher resolution (hence better image quality), and still remain compatible with both 4:3 and 16x9 displays.
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« Reply #3 on: June 03, 2003, 12:46:40 PM »
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http://dictionary.reference.com/search?q=anamorphic

Relating to, having, or producing different optical imaging effects along mutually perpendicular radii: an anamorphic lens.

Well, that just clears things up nicely, now doesn't it?  ;)

Seriously, what I think this means (not sure) is that, well, since an anamorphic lens allows you to shoot in a different aspect ratio, a nonanamorphic Happiness will be one where the aspect ratio was not changed.  Or something.  I stand to be corrected, though.  :-P

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« Reply #4 on: June 03, 2003, 12:52:25 PM »
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So the non-anamorphic will not be noticeably on my shitty tv (but will still be widescreen), but if I had a widescreen tv, I would see that the image wasn't quite right? This is how I understand it. Something can be widescreen, but they didn't use an anamorphic transfer, so the image will be slightly off...
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« Reply #5 on: June 03, 2003, 12:52:42 PM »
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« Reply #6 on: June 03, 2003, 03:31:44 PM »
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My r2 copy is letterboxed, non anamorphic - i.e. you have to zoom in so that it fills a widescreen. Which does degrade the overall image quality, not too bad though. Very good transfer anyways.
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« Reply #7 on: June 03, 2003, 04:01:44 PM »
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My r2 copy is letterboxed, non anamorphic - i.e. you have to zoom in so that it fills a widescreen. Which does degrade the overall image quality, not too bad though. Very good transfer anyways.


If you decide not to zoom in and let the letterbox remain on your 16 x 9 screen, does it "stretch" it horizontally, or show it in correct proportion? If the latter, I'd think that would be preferable...
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« Reply #8 on: June 03, 2003, 04:08:55 PM »
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Nah a 16:9 zoom on letterboxed material would stretch it proportionally. Most of this lingo is used inappropriately on a lot of tvs anyways but you can generally tell what the various settings are doing.
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« Reply #9 on: June 03, 2003, 09:23:07 PM »
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My 42hdx82 has a mode to zoom in on the image and crop out the bars but the quality is significantly decreased

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« Reply #10 on: June 08, 2003, 12:16:53 AM »
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big hi-def widescreen tvs?   :x *(shits and pukes simultaneously from jealousy)
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« Reply #11 on: July 02, 2003, 02:16:48 PM »
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DVDfile.com's review of this disc is up.  It's the exact same non-anamorphic disc as the first issue.  What a disappointment.

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« Reply #12 on: July 02, 2003, 02:21:04 PM »
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DVDfile.com's review of this disc is up.  It's the exact same non-anamorphic disc as the first issue.  What a disappointment.


I second that notion...

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