Widescreen or Fullscreen

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    Andrea

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    When you are watching DVDs, which do you prefer: Widescreen or Fullscreen?

    I like to watch Fullscreen movies because it obviously takes up the whole screen and it gives off a better viewing experience, imo. I never understood the concept of Widescreen. If someone could explain that, that would be nice.
     
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    I like to watch full screen.

    Widescreen movies were made for widescreen TVs. Basically all it is is they cut the top and bottoms and there you have... A widescreen presentation, lol. It's that whole "cinematic feel" thing, I think.

    But yeah, I love full screen for purposes of wanting to see the movies without the damn black bars taking up an amount of my viewing space.


    I say all DVDs should come with a full screen version and widescreen version for the sake of not confusing the consumer! I can't begin to count the number of times my family or myself borrowed or bought a DVD that didn't clearly label whether or not it was wide or full and having to sit through it with those large bars... :lol:
     
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    I'd have to go with Full Screen too. Maybe it's because I grew up watching full screen or mabey it's because Wide Screen is just annoying. I've always found Full Screen to be a more enjoyable experience in my opionion, even when watching movies on a Wide Screen TV.
     
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    I hated Widescreen at first, but having a couple movies with that effect...I got used to it and now I love widescreen. Trust me, it's horrible when you get pissed that your mom got the Fullscreen edition of Spider-Man.

    But I agree with Keaton...they should sell movies with both WS and FS on the same DVD.
     
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    Doesnt really bother me a great deal, but I guess I'd go for Fullscreen over Widescreen
     
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    widescreen.. it gives it that cinema look that i love
     
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    I prefer Widescreen because the entire picture is present. I know no better explanation or description of the "widescreen vs fullscreen" battle than this shot from Lord Of The Rings:

    Fullscreen
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    Wide screen
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    Like Ander said before me, Widescreen has the full picture. To get the fullscreen version, they chop off the left and right sides of the widescreen.
     
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    Isn't that only if you watch a widescreen version on a full screen TV? Surely if you were to watch the full screen version on a full screen TV there would be no chopped edges, it would just be scaled down to fit full screen.
     
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    Widescreen. It's not cropped.
     
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    If you watch a widescreen version on a fullscreen tv, it will merely resize it to fit the screen (which is abnormally small). That's where you get the black space.

    The full screen version is a chopped version of the widescreen version, as a resized version of a widescreen picture can look quite... abnormal.
     
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    I agree with that as well. Like, for example, The Notebook DVD has a FS and WS format on the same disc. All you gotta do is flip it over. I like that feature. I wish more DVDs were like that.
     
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    I agree, but most companies sacrifice that in order to have cover art.
     
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    I like widescreen better, but I buy DVDs in Full Screen, simply because I don't have a widescreen television.

    But I have friends and relatives who do, and I like widescreen better.
     
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    Widescreen. ;)
     
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    I prefer Widescreen. You see more than you do with Full Screen.
     
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    I'm a huge movie buff so I'm very picky about dvd's. I get widescreen all the time.
     
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    Widescreen definetely. I love the cinematic feel of the black bars (which are called letterbox by the way :)), plus Ander's post explains it all.

    If I ever get a large plasma TV...the widescreen will make all the sense in the world ;).
     
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    I have a widescreen TV, so obviously I prefer widescreen movies. I never knew you missed out on that much picture with a 4:3 screen though, those pictures are incredible.
     
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    widescreen for me
     

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