Originally Posted by PeterTHX
BD and HDTV is a 1.78 format. Any display that isn't 1.78 is out of spec. 4K/8K displays will be 1.78/1.85. So not having a 21x9/CIH setup doesn't make someone "Joe Six-Pack"
This is of course the same rationale that all black bar haters use to demand that scope movies should be cropped to fill their screens.
The "Original Aspect Ratio" of Brainstorm is a 1.66:1 image pillarboxed in the center of a wider scope image. That is how it should be presented, regardless of what shape your TV is. If you want to alter that, then you should also crop all movies to fill your TV screen.
The survey didn't convince anyone of anything (even with the cheat of recruiting people from other sites to skew the poll, don't think I or others on the site didn't notice that).
How was it cheating to do specifically what was instructed in the poll, which was to get people actually affected by the issue to vote? You're still bitter that you couldn't
convince (or "recruit") anyone to vote for your side, because once people looked at the issue logically and dispassionately, they realized that I was right and you were just being petty. Pure sour grapes.
It took Sony over a year to make the change, and the person who started the survey ended up being shown that he didn't even work for Sony!
I'm well aware of the Penton-Man scandal. Frankly, I think it was obvious all along that he didn't work for Sony, and that his being "outed" was inevitable. However, whatever his real identity or agenda, he did have connections to executives in the company, and the survey did work (albeit slowly).
If you really think that he survey didn't convince anyone of anything, why do you continue to whine about it on other forums, three years later?