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Josh Z 10-17-2018 01:01 PM

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This thread contains a running list of TV series with aspect ratios wider than 16:9. Due to forum software limitations regarding post length, the list is attached to this post as a ZIP'ed Excel spreadsheet. It will be updated regularly.

Notes:
  • This list contains television series and miniseries of three episodes or more. It does not include theatrical features or TV movies of less than three parts. For example, the HBO documentary Leaving Neverland has only two parts and is not on the list.
  • All series are listed under the network or streaming platform where they debuted in the United States. Some programs may appear on other networks internationally. See notes when available. It is beyond the scope of this list to track every streaming platform that may carry shows after initial broadcast.
  • Some of the aspect ratio numbers may be approximate. I have not been able to measure all of them precisely.
  • In general, shows from 2.35:1 to 2.40:1 are categorized as "2.35:1."
  • Most of the aspect ratio numbers were determined by viewing the shows' trailers. However, trailers are not always accurate as to how episodes of a show will actually look. I have found many instances where trailers are standard 16:9 while the show is actually letterboxed or vice versa, as well as conflicting trailers for the same series. If errors are detected, please comment in the thread.

Last updated: 7/1/2020

Recent additions (newest first):

Code 404 - Peacock
Hitmen - Peacock
Ju-On: Origins - Netflix
The Baby-Sitters Club - Netflix
Cursed - Netflix
Love Fraud - Showtime
Home Game - Netflix
Brave New World - Peacock
The Capture - Peacock
Stateless - Netflix
Gangs of London - AMC
Foundation - Apple TV+
Warrior Nun - Netflix
Das Boot - Hulu
Love Life - HBO Max
Legendary - HBO Max
The Search - Netflix
Whispers - Netflix
I'll Be Gone in the Dark - HBO
Reality Z - Netflix

CAVX 10-18-2018 02:05 AM

As much as I am glad to see wider than 1.78:1, it is almost sad to know that it is the shape of the phone screen that pushed this change, not advancements in large screen displays.

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dschulz 10-19-2018 08:48 AM

Dark (Netflix) - 2.0:1

The show is *really* good, too. It's in German (you can watch either dubbed or in the OV with English subtitles), and it shares tone with both Stranger Things and Twin Peaks.

Josh Z 10-19-2018 10:43 AM

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Originally Posted by dschulz (Post 56984600)
Dark (Netflix) - 2.0:1

Thanks. I've added it to the first post.

magi1500 10-21-2018 10:26 AM

Hey Josh, that’s correct that Star Trek Discovery season 1 is 2:1. But season 2 that premieres in January as well as the four “short treks” shorts will be scope.

impetigo 10-26-2018 04:12 PM

Master of None (Aziz Ansari) is scope I think, no season 3 yet though.
Westworld is mostly 16x9 but has some scenes I think in scope.

Josh Z 10-26-2018 09:50 PM

Added Master of None and The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina to the list.

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Originally Posted by impetigo (Post 57019726)
Westworld is mostly 16x9 but has some scenes I think in scope.

Westworld is 99.99% a 16:9 show, which occasionally has a scene or two that will switch to scope. It has never had an entire episode wider than 16:9, and cannot be watched in CIH.

ScottAvery 10-27-2018 05:49 AM

Bah, 2.2 for The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina (Netflix) is right in the dead zone that I' never hit on my CIH system. I'm still deciding on final height but given my throw I would have to go down to about 49 inches high to hit 2.2, and that is just too small for me.

markmon1 10-27-2018 05:55 AM

Doctor Who (2005) Season 11 is now 2:1 aspect. Seasons 1-10 are all 16:9.
The First (2018) Hulu? is 2:1 aspect
Titans (DC) is 2:1 aspect.
The Handmaid's Tale is 2:1 aspect starting season 2.
Impulse (2018) Youtube Red is 2:1 aspect

Josh Z 10-27-2018 10:11 AM

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Originally Posted by ScottAvery (Post 57021466)
Bah, 2.2 for The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina (Netflix) is right in the dead zone that I' never hit on my CIH system. I'm still deciding on final height but given my throw I would have to go down to about 49 inches high to hit 2.2, and that is just too small for me.


I've only watched the first episode, but I don't think you'd miss anything important cropping to 2.35:1.

dschulz 10-27-2018 10:15 PM

The Haunting of Hill House (2018, Netflix Originals) is 2.0:1 (please double-check me on that - the sudden arrival of Sabrina at 2.2 has me second-guessing).

dschulz 10-27-2018 10:16 PM

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Originally Posted by Josh Z (Post 57020790)
Added Master of None and The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina to the list.

2.20 is a really interesting creative choice. I rather doubt Sabrina, as good as it is, was shot in Super Panavision...

magi1500 10-28-2018 10:33 AM

Forever (Amazon Prime show) is scope.

Josh Z 10-28-2018 01:06 PM

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Originally Posted by dschulz (Post 57025230)
The Haunting of Hill House (2018, Netflix Originals) is 2.0:1 (please double-check me on that - the sudden arrival of Sabrina at 2.2 has me second-guessing).


IMDb says 1.78:1, but I just queued up the first episode and it definitely has some small letterboxing. Not as much as Sabrina. Looks about the same as Altered Carbon.

BruceJK 10-29-2018 04:46 AM

Godless
 
Godless (Netflix) is 2.35:1 and it really has some scenes that exploit the wider format - great cinematography.

Josh Z 11-10-2018 09:23 PM

Patriot on Amazon is a weird situation. Season 1 was 16:9. Season 2 is 2.35:1, except for each episode's opening credits, which are 4:3 pillarboxed and extend the full height of the frame. If not for that, the episodes would be CIH. I added blanking to mask off the top and bottom, and fortunately the credits footage still looks OK and all text is visible within the 2.35:1 safe area.

Also, I removed Legion from the list. Although the show plays with aspect ratio, it's primarily 16:9 and can't be watched in CIH, which was the intent of the list.

shivaji 11-11-2018 08:42 AM

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One thing I have been noticing for some time now, is that quite a few commercials are now shown in a 2:35 format, in which I delay hitting the 30 second skip button and say, Cool. :cool: Then the 16x9 show resumes, boring. I would prefer it, the other way around. Perhaps like you Josh, I want more 2:35 shows.

On another note, just because I can easily flip back and forth between 2:35 and 16x9, I sometimes watch football in the 2:35 format, I think it looks a lot cooler that way, gets rid of the stats at the bottom and fills the screen with the action.

Josh Z 11-12-2018 12:56 PM

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Originally Posted by bud16415 (Post 57097322)
Do we have a list going for TV shows narrower than 16:9 that are of the modern era? Or changing AR’s?

The Homecoming on Amazon is a changing AR between 16:9 and 1:1.

No, and I don't see the point of it. Those shows do not meaningfully affect the forum topic of Constant Image Height projection. Shows with changing ARs like Legion or American Gods cannot be watched in CIH. They are effectively 16:9 shows that occasionally black out part of the frame. Same with Homecoming and its scenes shot in portrait layout.

I'm not aware of any other modern-era shows deliberately shot narrower than 16:9. If those exist, they'd function no differently than any legacy 4:3 content.

Brian Hampton 11-13-2018 01:36 AM

I don't watch much TV shows but I was thrilled to see many 2.33 music videos.

I have a family subscription to Apple Music and most of Lana Del Ray's music videos are 2.33

I think there are other music video also in scope... I have seen several commercials in scope when I do watch TV.
(Off hand I don't remember .. I try to ignore commercials ..but they do exist frequently in scope ratio.)

-Brian

Buckeye Dave 11-13-2018 03:46 AM

Yellowstone on the Paramount Network is 2.0:1.

Josh Z 11-28-2018 12:21 PM

Aside from the opening credits, season 1 episode 6 ("Panorama") of The Romanoffs on Amazon is 2.35:1. Even foreign language subtitles are safely contained within the 2.35:1 image. Other episodes are standard 16:9.

Legion (FX) and American Gods (Starz) play around with aspect ratio a lot. I'm pretty sure that one and/or both of them have had selected episodes entirely in scope 2.35:1, but I wasn't tracking that info when I watched them. If anyone can confirm any full-CIH episodes from these shows, I will add them back to the list.

Josh Z 12-03-2018 08:13 PM

I'm putting Nightflyers down as 2.0:1, but it looks perhaps slightly less letterboxed than some of the other 2.0:1 shows on this list. Maybe 1.85:1 or 1.90:1? I would need a good screencap to measure exactly.

Josh Z 12-04-2018 08:56 AM

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Originally Posted by bud16415 (Post 57214072)
It’s filmed with the RED Weapon 8K Dragon VistaVision camera and its native AR is 1.89:1.

That may be the camera's AR, but it doesn't confirm what the final product has been matted to.

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My guess if you are seeing black bars is it is 1.89. The same as LieMAX. I haven’t seen the show do you think it is intended to have LieMAX immersion levels?
The show has very small letterbox bars. If you want to call that "immersive," you go right ahead. :rolleyes:

magi1500 12-30-2018 06:22 PM

Hey Josh!

Escape at Dannemora (Showtime series) is Scope.

best,
brian

Josh Z 12-31-2018 07:44 PM

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Originally Posted by magi1500 (Post 57350478)
Escape at Dannemora (Showtime series) is Scope.


Thanks. I wasn't familiar with that one at all.

Josh Z 12-31-2018 07:46 PM

For what it's worth, the "Choose Your Own Adventure" Black Mirror: Bandersnatch movie is letterboxed (IMDb says 2.20:1), but the interactive pop-up options are in the lower letterbox bar, which prevents it from being watched in CIH.

Josh Z 01-08-2019 09:32 PM

Added Project Blue Book. It's about 2.0:1.

Josh Z 01-13-2019 09:32 PM

Added: Sex Education (Netflix)

MaxTemp 01-30-2019 09:02 PM

Tell Me A Story is scope. First episode was slightly narrower, second episode 2.35 aspect ratio.
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt7695916/

Josh Z 02-01-2019 07:42 PM

Added Russian Doll.


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