See this website for a demo of this :
Judy Jones wrote:
> Apropos "letterbox" format, can anyone tell me if you buy a new
> widescreen TV if you then have black screen on the sides with
> regular TV or video viewing?
> 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
> <email@example.com> wrote:
> > 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...?
> > Confused,
> > Maurine Canarsky
> > Noel Wien Public Library
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> > Fairbanks, AK 99701
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> 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!
> Jeff Clark
> Media Resources (MSC 1701)
> James Madison University
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