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post #1 of 14 Old 07-11-2014, 03:43 PM - Thread Starter
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Image format change on title screen to 16:9

What do you all do about 2.35 movies that have a 1.78 title screen? Do you zoom for the title and then back for the movie.
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Iron man, Transformers, and the Incredible Hulk off the top of my head
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Are you talking about the Blu-ray disc menu? None of the movies you cite have 1.78:1 title screens.





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I don't own Incredible Hulk to do a screenshot, but I notice that both of these two movies display the title surrounded by black. Don't confuse the additional black of the letterbox bars on the Blu-ray (or DVD) for being part of the movie image.
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Exactly. It is still letterboxed to preserve the Scope AR.

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Are you talking about the Blu-ray disc menu? None of the movies you cite have 1.78:1 title screens.





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Yes the blue ray disc menu is what I was referring to. They are in fact 1.78. Apparently I was incorrectly calling it title screen. Obviously I wouldn't zoom anything on just a title. So any suggestion on the blue ray disc menu? Thanks
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Yes the blue ray disc menu is what I was referring to. They are in fact 1.78. Apparently I was incorrectly calling it title screen. Obviously I wouldn't zoom anything on just a title. So any suggestion on the blue ray disc menu? Thanks
Just let it go. It's not really part of the movie per se.

One of the issues in any constant height situation is going to be when you're fighting the decisions of the people who authored the disc. I'm far more upset when studios drop in old 4x3 content onto 16x9 HD Blu-rays and don't specifically encode them in 4x3. As a result, we wind up with fattenized pictures and all kinds of crap. Very shoddy work.

A lot of this authoring is being outsourced these days, so for all we know those decisions were made in the Philippines or Taiwan or Malaysia or India, far, far away from the Hollywood studios. I think there may be cultural and language barriers that cause problems like this, but the #1 reason is lack of money and lack of care by the studios. And in fairness to them, they no longer have the home video staffs they used to have, people who would stay on top of all the little details like Extras and Menus.
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I just don't hit the scope button util the movie starts.

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I just don't hit the scope button util the movie starts.
Likewise. Which can be a while as you skip through all those BS previews! How I wish they would just go to the movie launch screen. Or better yet, just start the movie. I have a few BR titles that do that. Very few!
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Likewise. Which can be a while as you skip through all those BS previews! How I wish they would just go to the movie launch screen. Or better yet, just start the movie. I have a few BR titles that do that. Very few!
It depends, for new releases from Netflix I usually watch the previews regardless, kind of like going to the movies, seeing what's coming (out).

But heck, for movies I own, I just rip the main movie and have XBMC launch random trailers for upcoming releases at the beginning so it really doesn't affect me either way

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Just let it go. It's not really part of the movie per se.
Many Blu-ray disc menus are unreadable (and can't be navigated) if you leave the image zoomed to fill a 2.35:1 screen.

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Many Blu-ray disc menus are unreadable (and can't be navigated) if you leave the image zoomed to fill a 2.35:1 screen.
On the scope films I've shown for friends where we actually watched the trailers - most of them appeared to be in scope as well (may have been a coincidence). So I'd be in 2.35 mode already when the menu finally appeared. And yeah, almost always the menu choices are not visible. But I can't recall one that didn't default to "play movie" so I could blindly press 'play' and be on our way...

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Many Blu-ray disc menus are unreadable (and can't be navigated) if you leave the image zoomed to fill a 2.35:1 screen.
I'm not happy about zooming around with the image, because no matter how good the scaling is, the artifacts bother me. I go native all the way.
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