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Original Aspect Ratio. Its refers to the widescreen ratio of a movie or program that it was orginally produced with. Around here it usually comes up when a widescreen movies is cropped down to fit on a 16:9 screen.
 

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Originally posted by jorgitog1
Whenever you see those anoying black bars on top and bottom of your screen, that's your OAR........
Not necessarily. If the movie was shot 4:3 (1.33.1), like old movies were. If it is shown in OAR, there will be no bars on a 4:3 TV, but there should be bars on the sides of a 16:9 TV.


If the OAR of a movie is 1.85:1, you shouldn't see bars on a 16:9 TV, but you will see them on a 4:3 TV.


If the OAR is 2.35:1, there will be black bars on the top & bottom of all TV's.
 

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Originally posted by Bill Broderick
If the OAR of a movie is 1.85:1, you shouldn't see bars on a 16:9 TV
Unless your TV has a lot of overscan, you will see small black bars on your 16:9 TV when viewing 1.85:1 material.
 

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Unless your TV has a lot of overscan, you will see small black bars on your 16:9 TV when viewing 1.85:1 material.
I wouldn't say that. Most sets (and even some STBs) ship with at least 5% overscale on each side, and that more than makes up for the difference.


As far as most 16:9 televisions are concerned (as setup by factory), there is no practical difference between 1.85:1 and 1.78:1.
 
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