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I see this aspect ratio on the Night To Remember DVD.Whats is it?Is it an odd aspect ratio?Is it Anamorphic on this DVD?Thanks J.H.
 

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1.66:1 means the horizontal is 1.66 times as long as the vertical.


It is a fairly common aspect ratio. Most Disney animated movies for example are made in 1.66:1 aspect ratio.


It can be anamorphic.

As far as DVDs go, anamorphic means that the encoded image is 1.78:1 or 16:9. For 1.85:1 films that requires a small black bar to be added to the top and bottom of the image, for 1.66:1 films it requires a small black bar to be added to the sides of the image. Not sure if the particular DVD you are asking about is anamorphic though. Sorry.
 

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The Europeans use it a lot.
 

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Thanks for the informations it really helped.So the picture should not fill the whole screen with 1.66:1? J.H.
 

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It shouldn't although most disney DVDs that are 1.66:1 anamorphic crop it the same as what would be done in most US theaters and recompose to 1.85:1
 

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1.66:1 is the same as 15:9. While European widescreen sets are 16:9, due to overscan most proper 15:9 titles will look just like normal 16:9 titles - the black bars get eaten by the overscan border.
 
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