Date: Thu, 6 Jan 2000 12:59:19 -0800 (PST)
Reply-to: firstname.lastname@example.org From: "Clark,
Jeff" <email@example.com> To: Multiple recipients of list
<firstname.lastname@example.org> Subject: Re: "Widescreen"
On Thu, 6 Jan 2000 12:01:32 -0800 (PST) Maurine Canarsky
> Hello Videolibbers,
> Can anyone out there please explain the difference between a
> "Widescreen" version and a regular VHS version? Is "Widescreen" the same
> as letterboxed or...?
> Maurine Canarsky
> Noel Wien Public Library
> 1215 Cowles St.
> Fairbanks, AK 99701
> 907-459-1024 FAX
Yes, "widescreen" in video marketing parlance normally
means the same as "letterbox". Maybe it sounds more
positive to some people who might normally get riled by
letterbox, a term more often heard. But either way, your
4:3 TV screen ends up with blank bars at the top and bottom
of its picture!
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