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Netflix and CIH

Am new to streaming and at the moment only using Netflix.
Thought I would watch the acclaimed Roma last night shot I believe in 65mm.
However the English subs were cut off at the bottom of my Scope screen.
No problem I thought.
My UB420 player that I was using to connect to Netflix can move them up as I can do with BDs.
After about 30 mins unsuccessfully trying to do this, it was clear that Netflix was overriding the 420 and deleting this option .
Is there a way around this or it is one of the"joys" of streaming that I will have to get used too??
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One work around would be you could get a thin white strip of fabric that you can quickly attach to the bottom of your screen for the subs to project to.

Other wise the assumption is that streaming is TV and TV is to be watched CIH within the scope framing. Switch to your 16:9 mode and watch it smaller as if it was TV.

A very few of us have set up for CIH+IMAX those that have that sized screens just lower their lower masking and let the subs fall there.

As far as I know there is no way to move the subs around with streaming TV.

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Your Blu-ray player can only adjust subtitle position on Blu-rays and DVDs. For Netflix, the subtitles are generated by the Netflix app itself. Any change to the subtitles would have to be done within the app, and Netflix doesn't offer the ability to move position. (Nor does any other streaming service.) This is definitely a downside of streaming.

In addition to Bud's suggestions, another option (if you're able to) is to slightly reduce the zoom on your projector and shift the image upwards until you can read the subtitles. This should give you black bars on three sides, which is not ideal, but better than switching to 16:9 viewing mode and having large bars on all four sides.

FWIW, Roma was recently released on Blu-ray by the Criterion Collection. No 4k, unfortunately.

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Thought I would watch the acclaimed Roma last night shot I believe in 65mm.
For clarification, 65mm is a film format. Roma was shot with the Arri Alexa 65, which is a high-end digital camera, and output to a 4k Digital Intermediate. No film involved.

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Thanks for that Guys.
Looks like will have to reduce the size or wait for a 4k UHD which hopefully Europe may provide.
The Alexa is touted as a digital equivalent of 65 mm film and used I think on the Revenant which explains its superb imagery.
Interestingly there were 70mm prints of Roma.
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