I hope this is the right forum for this question.
If a DVD is described to be in the "Anamorphic" format instead of just calling it "widescreen" does this mean it is really written in a 4:3 format, but has the black bars so the picture is 16:9 (or similar)?
I have a couple DVD's that when played on a wide format HDTV, show as if you are zoomed out. IE there are substantial black bars on all 4 sides.
I was looking at buying the old movie Mississippi Burning on Ebay. I am pretty sure this is out of print as they are $30 on Amazon or any other big retailer. It's $87 on Movie Mars (go figure). You can find them used on Ebay now and then, but I noticed the format label and thought I'd ask. I hate the reduced picture. If you zoom in the resolution is not so hot.
Thanks for any help.