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Hello forum members!! :D


I just got my 65: Mitsubuishi model xxx819 today!! WOO HOO!!


Heres the question, Is there a list of all 1:76 and 1:85 ratio DVD's?


It won't stop me from buying if a DVD if its 2.35:1, but I sure would rather skip the bars as much as possible!


Thanks,

Morgan.
 

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Buy Leonard Maltin's Movie Guide. It lists if a film is widescreen 2.35:1 or not.
 

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Any online resources?
 

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Originally posted by BigMHoff:


"It won't stop me from buying if a DVD if its 2.35:1..."

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Then be prepared to outlay a lot of cash 'cus there is a **** load of scope ratio-ed films very worthy of your consideration and important to be had... :D


-THTS
 

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And the IMDB is frequently incorrect. :(
 

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On your 16:9 television, the only thing that will fill your whole screen without any black bars are 1.78:1 DVDs. If you watch any action or sci-fi DVDs, be prepared for a lot of 2.35:1 movies. Also, if you plan on watching any regular television programming in the standard 1.33:1 (4:3) ratio you will have bars on the side of the image.
 

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the only thing that will fill your whole screen without any black bars are 1.78:1 DVDs.
I've got a Mits 55807 and even though I've tweaked the overscan down to about 3% I can only just barely see the black bars on a 2.0:1 movie (such as "Austin Powers"), and I doubt that most people would even see them. I hate overscan :mad:


Having said that, I love 2.35:1 movies! The black bars are negligible.
 

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I've got a Mits 55807 and even though I've tweaked the overscan down to about 3% I can only just barely see the black bars on a 2.0:1 movie (such as "Austin Powers"), and I doubt that most people would even see them. I hate overscan
I hate overscan as well. I have set my CRT front projection to 0% overscan and since I use a 1.78:1 screen that has variable top and bottom masking, I can properly frame each movie without the letterbox bars showing.


FWIW, the Austin Powers DVD has an aspect ratio of 1.90:1. The original theatrical release was 2.39:1.
 
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