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The following is from DVD File's review of a film I wouldn't normally see :-


"The film's theatrical aspect ratio of 1.66:1 is shown in THX-certified anamorphic video with small vertical bars on either side of the 1.78:1 frame. Kudos to Anchor Bay Entertainment; this is the way 1.66:1 films should be prepared for DVD."


I have thought this myself, but does it really improve resolution? Can anyone do the math?


Sorry if this is the wrong forum, but this group seems to go for the most resolution.
 

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The title of your thread is "4:3 in Anamorphic", but 1.66:1 isn't 4:3 (1.33:1 is 4:3). 1.66:1 is closer to 16:9 than to 4:3, so (without doing the math) I think that you probably do get better resolution by going anamorphic.


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I think what they mean is that there's a more of a temptation to pan-and-scan, or simply chop off the sides, of a 1.66 image for a 1.33 screen than 1.85. Kudos indeed. They did 16:9, and showed the full image, even thogh it meant potentially confusing blackbarophobic viewers.


BTW what film is it?
 

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...blackbarophobic viewers...
Excellent diagnosis doctor!
 
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