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Since there is a large base of VHS players in the World. Has anyone tried Anamorphic Movies in VHS from DVD? for display with 16:9 TVs.

Here in the Philippines, there are alot of Surplus Sony 29 inch 16:9 Direct view analog TVs. so watching them in 16:9 mode makes sense, even in VHS format. Video cams have 16:9 modes.
 

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Since there is a large base of VHS players in the World. Has anyone tried Anamorphic Movies in VHS from DVD?


Why go to VHS (low res analog) from DVD (hi res digital)


I dont understand? I desing and install systems and most of my clients dont want to see much less use a VCR any more :)
 

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Originally posted by VR Audio Systems


Why go to VHS (low res analog) from DVD (hi res digital)


I dont understand? I desing and install systems and most of my clients dont want to see much less use a VCR any more :)
DVD here is not cheap, a DVD here is equivalent to 1/4 of a regular workers monthly salary. So instead of buying a movie that is not on your priority list, you record it on VHS. Turning on the 16:9 mode gives me great image for my Analog 16:9 direct view TV.
 

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I've never heard of an anamorphic VHS tape. I've seen letterboxed ones, but that is not the same. Do they sell them there?
 

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I've never heard of an anamorphic VHS tape. I've seen letterboxed ones, but that is not the same. Do they sell them there?
No body sells them, I accidentally discovered it when I recorded a video material from my Sony digital 8 in 16:9 mode to VHS and the recorded material was connected to my 16:9 Analog Samsung TV. The immage shows a correct geometry. so I experimented and connected an unmarked DVD player to my JVC VHS and switched ON the 16:9 mode, I recorded the Mel Gibson PATRIOT Region 1 DVD. The resulting Video has the same geometry for the 16:9 TV although the image was in VHS quality. I since then recorded, Harry Potter Widescreen, Charlies Angels, Perfect Storm, Willy Wonka and The Chocolate Factory and a collection of Anamorphic Theatrical Trailers.

I recorded this movies because I'm still saving to buy a region 1 version of there titles.
 

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Part of the DVD standard involving 16:9 enhanced (anamorphic) DVD's was that all players must contain the downconverting circuits to play the DVD properly on a TV without 16:9 mode.


Because VCR's do not possess built in anamorphic downconversion circuits, 16:9 enhanced VHS tapes are not commercially feasible. It would be necessary to ahve both 4:3 and 16:9 optimized editions of each movie which producers are reluctant to do.


True, it is better to do 16:9 mode on the TV instead of 4:3 (downconversion) mode on the DVD player but still, at least in the U.S., most TV sets sold are 4:3 without easily adjusted 16:9 mode.


Video hints:
http://members.aol.com/ajaynejr/video.htm
 

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Part of the DVD standard involving 16:9 enhanced (anamorphic) DVD's was that all players must contain the downconverting circuits to play the DVD properly on a TV without 16:9 mode.


Because VCR's do not possess built in anamorphic downconversion circuits, 16:9 enhanced VHS tapes are not commercially feasible. It would be necessary to ahve both 4:3 and 16:9 optimized editions of each movie which producers are reluctant to do.


True, it is better to do 16:9 mode on the TV instead of 4:3 (downconversion) mode on the DVD player but still, at least in the U.S., most TV sets sold are 4:3 without easily adjusted 16:9 mode.


Video hints:
http://members.aol.com/ajaynejr/video.htm


You have seen the Anamorphic image displayed on a 4:3 screen when the 16:9 is switched 'on' at the DVD player's , The Image looks 'THIN' right, that is what was recorded on the VHS, maybe it is still the same resolution for the VHS for 4:3 display...

BUT when the 16:9 display streaches the picture, the resulting image has a correct geometry as an Anamorphic Source would be displayed.
 
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