THIS is what needs to be done with the Blu-ray movies those 2.35:1 movies should come with modified “custom cropped” versions of the movie, as well. Perhaps this varies from tv programme to tv programme as much flexibility they gave themselves to cropping the 4:3 image out of the full gate negative. 4:3 square shape looks claustrophobic by comparison. You’re right, DarthHater100, I can clearly tell that both Widescreen and Full Screen fomats crops the movie that was shot with larger lenses stinks. That is why I use 4:3 to watch Seinfeld. If I were to buy the fullscreen version of a movie (example, Harry Potter), would it cut of the top/bottom and/or sides that you would have on the widescreen version? Too bad the only way to watch the full screen version is to buy the VHS or the full screen DVD, which are both very rare. With the inverse situation… Titanic had black bars up and down. It allows the director to make a more pleasing 4:3 version in theory BUT you do get dead space, often at the bottom, AND it sometimes introduces mistakes. Generation STUPID and generation press your luck when they run there widescreen up there but! It just feels wrong.I wish TV producers were a bit more brave than not at all and had the guts to normalize black bars and pillars instead of pandering to this kind of stupidity.They did it for films on TV, but now they keep “updating” old TV material for widescreen. But again THIS scene in particular is a poor example for demonstrating the benefits of wide screen. 4:3 cropped to 14:9 is a good compromise for 16:9 displays, since it only removes overscan material top and bottom, that most analog TV sets did not show anyways. At first I thought Seinfeld was just feeling different, because I only had been watching it on DVD with the 4:3 black pillars. the film being in widescreen definitely looks a lot better. :-), @cloudvol7 well the black bars don’t actually cover up the picture, you see the picture isn’t tall enough to fit the TV so they use black bars to fill in the empty space, I first saw Seinfeld in Widescreen, this video shows I made a big mistake. But it looks like the shots are actually framed differently. Follow Great video, it should be mandatory viewing. I still prefer my 20.1″ 4:3 (1600×1200) monitor for office work though. The scene shown wasn’t the best example for showing the advantages of widescreen. Now, I feel confident enough to say that widescreen is in fact better than full screen. @Struckworld Sound’s like the Blu ray or HDMI player’s suck! So it’s a mixed feeling. Find a good compromise and stick with it for both screen manufacturing and filming. However a well done pan and scan can be impressive for its own sake. head to toe body shots in 2.35.1 look stupid. Really bad. putting the action in the middle makes the 4:3 shot look better. He can cut it up and direct your eye to a specific corner of it while also being able to create beautiful compositions with the help of great cinematographers like Danté Spinotti. Currently, masked widescreen is the predominant format for theatrical films. Exactly what I was looking for. I noticed in a lot of movies directors knew their movies were going to be cropped so they focused a lot of the action in the center and left a lot of dead space on the sides of the original theatrical versions of films. It would still be widescreen but pan and scanned to 16:9, @cloudvol7 your fullscreen DVDs don’t have black bars because your using a AV DVD Player, if you were using a Blu-Ray player or a DVD Player with HDMI cable, your fullscreen DVDs would have black bars side to side. Okay, I was wrong! it sucks either ways. now if your like me & have a widescreen plasma tv then wide screen dvd’s are wicked & to play xbox360 on a plasma is very very badass, Instead of waiting for them to release a proper HD 4:3 Seinfeld, I’m going to do it myself using the free program Avisynth and various filter plugins:DVD: https://i.imgur.com/LoaKCiZ.png vs. Avisynth: https://i.imgur.com/o5Ldv4t.pngDVD: https://i.imgur.com/WPs9F6W.png vs. Avisynth: https://i.imgur.com/4h1RyKI.pngDVD: https://i.imgur.com/3xeZ1a1.png vs. Avisynth: https://i.imgur.com/Bvs3LnU.png. Movies usually look better in wide screen displays because movies are filmed in such an aspect ratio. I compared the dvd version of friends and blu Ray version and noticed that it was remastered in 16:9 in a different way as a saw the tiniest bits would be cropped from the top and bottom so friends did a better job with remastering. James Cameron had to chop the top and bottom of Avatar off to make 2.35, and people were upset because they thought the 16:9 version had the sides cropped, but the 2.35 is the cropped version…. For example, how the hell was the movie twister shot Widescreen back in the day? Widescreen is wider. You like widescreen. Cost is about the same. Now I have to throw out my Blu-ray disc edition of “Back to the Future.” because in the widescreen edition there is no 30% useful information. How can 4:3 have more information, when a movie is made for 16:9 or higher? I’ve never watched it in fullscreen, but I expected it to just be cropped from 16:9 to 4:3. So what were the problems with the fullscreen release of this? The part that is REALLY FRUSTRATING is when you see TV channels such as FX and TNT and USA showing these 2.35:1 movies in a 16:9 format and you realize that what the TV channels have done is FAR MORE than just pressing the “Zoom” button on a remote control…. Having said that TV has become more cinematic over recent times and I think 16:9 works especially well for nature documentaries where you often want to show off the full extent of the landscape. 6. Star trek looks amazing on bluray. @Struckworld My Fullscreen film’s don’t have black bar’s,on my widescreen TV,and I don’t have to toy with my aspect ratio,on the TV remote to get rid of them,and if they cut of a little,I wouldn’t care,they can pan left,and right I still wouldn’t care,again I think anamorphic widescreen should be banned,matte is not too bad,and people nowaday’s are to lazy to make Fullscreen movies,matte screen’s the best we get,and widescreen TV’s suck the width should match the heighth,as much as possable. 1.Widescreen uses an aspect ratio of 16:9 while full screen uses an aspect ratio of 4:3. I realize others joke about full screen being only half of a viewing experience, but that isn’t the case. 17" and 19" standard aspect monitors have the same resolution (1280x1024). i love widescreen & i have over 600 dvd’s in that format the best place to get widescreen is best buy only because that is all they have vs hillbilly world wallmart they push & push fullscreen, Copyright © 2021 - RDTK.net. The compositions are completely ruined in a LOT of the shots. I have noticed the cereal is sometimes in focus instead of the gang. That’s happening now, and American Movie Classics often shows widescreen films letterboxed; in about five years the TV screen’s gonna get wider anyway. suck it up..press the zoom button on your remote noob. I was just watching Spider Man (2002) on dvd and the full screen version looks better than the widescreen. Great video.Hate when they do this, much rather watch 4:3 with BB, the way it was intended. My TV uses HD antenna for which every channel has differing presentations (On the same 16:9 TV setting, I’ve seen widescreen, full HD, super zoomed, pillarboxing and letterboxing. They should bring back the wider aspect ratios! Complaining about black borders is like complaining the entire cinema wall isn’t being used. I want to see each and every one of those overpriced pixels light up. I don’t think that The Matrix is the best movie to use when trying to convince someone that widescreen is better. Don’t know anyone who likes this shit. I must add that I later saw Up (1.78:1 HD) and noticed that the bars were thicker than Seinfeld’s. So I guess were still kinda anal about our screens being filled. But still though I kinda feel that. A brief look at how Seinfeld was remastered from 4:3 to 16:9 for HD syndication on American network television..The use of media materials is protected by the Fair Use Clause of the U.S. Or your choice of the color. Just my.02 though. Would love to have the option to have it in 1080p with pillars on the sides. If you’re lucky to find screenshot comparisons of the title like Apollo 13, Schindler’s List, Back to the Future (all parts), Raging Bull, The Silence of the Lambs, you name it, you will understand exactly what I am talking about. One more point is alot of video’s on Youtube saying Fullscreen vs. widescreen,look more like matte Widescreen not anamorphic,probably,because anamorphic look’s horribly bad,you literaly see more Bar than film,and this look’s more like matte widescreen also. One of the reasons that widescreen became popular is because people wanted to feel like they were in a movie theater when they were watching television. Hi everyone! This site might help you visualize the differences. When TV came along, it adopted that same format. If not, turn this mode full. The show was and always has been broadcast in 4:3, however select episodes from the final 2007 season were released via itunes in 16:9. I still choose full-screen cause I hate those black strips at the top and bottom. It is a really unbiased article, which presents both viewpoints without taking sides either way. Wide Screen VS Full Screen. It might took years to remaster. If it was originally released in 1.33:1, then I’ll watch it that way. That's cool. A widescreen format was one of those things. you could keep the aspect ratio of a tv show to 4:3 on a 16:9 screen but then you get those black bars to the sides of the screen. Reinstall Your Video Adapter Driver. Thanks Scorsese!:D. What were they THINKING? Was “fixed”, now we have this same issue again. Now all the shots look claustrophobic to me. is there any new version that is true to the original?.at least they should people let choose what they want.. The Matrix is not really the best film for this example, because it was filmed in Super 35, as open matte format which compromises very little in the transition from widescreen to pan & scan. Search by google: The Widescreen Scam, Yes, IMAX is 1.44:1 but even IMAX is wider then 4×3 4×3 is 1.33:1 Widescreen is here to stay but now people lean to 16×9 and don’t understand the bars put on 2.35:1 movies (like this Star Trek example) 2.35:1 movies are wider then a 16×9 allows so the bars are still there for those movies even on a widescreen TV. Arrghhh!!! This is a first for me, but: the fullscreen looks WAY better. SKU: 6439326. For a lcd tv widescreen and for a 4:3 tv then use full screen. It’s actually worse since a large portion of the DVD’s pixels are being used for the black bars. WHAT IN CINEMA ARE THEY THINKING?! But if they ever decide to re-issue Seinfeld on Blu-Ray I’ld hope they scan and crop for 16:9 from the original full frame rectangular 1.33:1 35mm. I used that shot as a WSvFS example on my old (now defunct) website. 791 views. The Choice is clear, WIDESCREEN is the only way to go. The other popular aspect ratio is 16:9 and is usually referred to as widescreen because it more closely matches the shape of a theatrical movie screen. And of course the current reruns of the old episodes of The Simpsons in Fox. Joss Whedon has been very vocal on why his show SHOULD NEVER be watched in 16:9. Well, the other day, I played Super Smash Bros. Melee (a 4:3 nintendo Gamecube videogame) and all my friends there were like “EWWW, BLACK BARS!”, “FILL THE SCREEN”, and I am just like: “You guys retarded? The show has been off the air for 20 years now. The one type of shots that doesn’t work well, though, is when you get those extreme quick zoom ins, which some old TV shows might use for dramatic effect. Maybe it’d be better to watch it on my CRT tv. Required fields are marked *. If it was originally 1.78:1, I’ll watch it that way. Widescreen is the way it was meant to be seen. You don’t mind paying “a bunch of money” for DVDs and only getting 33% of the original image, yes? 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