|Quoting Whappeh (Reply 4):|
"A Clockwork Orange" has blackbars on the left and right, not the top and bottom.
|Quoting Homer71 (Reply 7):|
With a 16x9 HDTV, that gives you a screen ratio of 1.78:1. With a standard 4x3 TV, the ratio is 1.33:1. Movies are filmed in various screen ratios.
Alot of them are filmed in 1.85:1 which is close enough to a 16x9 screen that they can stretch it enough to fill the whole screen.
On the other hand, alot of movies are filmed in 2.35:1 (even 2.40:1) - it is an even wider screen, which will create black bars on the top and bottom on a 16x9 HDTV. You will lose alot of the viewing area (on the sides) if you have it cropped in order to fill the whole screen.
|Quoting Delboy (Reply 8):|
Other half hates it and adjusts the picture on the tv from Wide Screen to Cinema and that gets rid of it but I think the picture then loses some of its sharpness.
Maybe its my eyes!
|Quoting FRAspotter (Reply 9):|
No black bars appeared...
|Quoting David L (Reply 10):|
I just don't see the point in paying for a good TV then watching a badly distorted picture.
|Quoting RIHNOSAUR (Reply 13):|
you loose (in absolute terms) lines on your screen if you want to not loose quality. And that is my pet peeve, that I payed for those darn 1080 lines..so its annoying to not use them all!!!