I think he is talking about 2.35:1 2.20:1 and 2.50:1 movies. I saw movies like that on an AE100 and the person simply shot them as is. You can't zoom in because the picture is already filling up the screen from left to right. The option you have is to mask the screen.
Originally posted by neog Aahhh, now i understand. does it degrade PQ?
Yes, but for different media it is different.
DVDs you might not notice so much.
When I watch programming from DirecTV that is letterboxed (Enterprise, Angel, ER) some is simply unwatchable zoomed.
Enterprise quality is pretty poor to begin with so I don't zoom in on it.
ER is passable so I generally will zoom on that one.
A better option for you is to create a simple masking system that you can use when watching DVDs. That way you'll get the "full screen" feel without cropping the picture any, as well as seeing it in it's OAR.
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