original aspect ratio, as in the way the movie was originally framed, as in 2.35 to 1, 1.75 to 1 and 1.33 to 1. most movie buffs prefer to watch movies in the manner they were originally framed, and are thusly hostile to versions that have "been formatted to fit this TV."
If you own a 16:9 TV, the phrase "Formatted to fit your TV" shows a remarkable degree of ignorance on the part of the network pan and scan lackies. Heck, it's bad enough to mess with the artistic vision of the director and director of photography. It's quite another thing to co-op my 65" widescreen into a grammatical inaccuracy.
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