Join Date: Jan 2001
Location: Willoughby, Ohio, USA
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I think most of us feel that Widescreen is the way to go. Now why are some people, often referred to as Joe Six Pack, not taking to Widescreen. It's all semantics! Full screen just seems bigger to the ignorant (not used in a negative context.) Some half informed consumers think you need a widescreen tv to watch it. (Maybe someone at BB told them this!) The terminology used to be known as "letterbox" and now "widescreen" is more often used. I don't think there is a difference, but maybe there is. Anyway, I believe that if the studios changed "widescreen" to something more easily absorbed it would help. I was thinking Original Presentation Edition. It seems to me that Full Screen vs Widescreen is misleading. You aren't actually getting the full movie or full "screen" as people somehow believe, you are getting just the opposite, less screen. Anyone have a better description than Original Presentation? I think they should call all "fullscreen" dvds PAN and SCAN. Let's see who buys them then.
- Down with Disney, NBC, FOX, Cheap Channel and other lame media companies with short-term tunnel vision.
[This message has been edited by Wooderson (edited 07-03-2001).]