Re: "Widescreen" edition

Myles Jaeschke (mjaesch@tulsalibrary.org)
Thu, 6 Jan 2000 14:07:40 -0800 (PST)

Yes, new widescreen TVs (16x9) will have black on the sides for a aspect ratio
presentation of 1.33:1 (television aspect ratio).

See this website for a demo of this :

www.clapro.com/widescreen

Myles

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: videolib@library.berkeley.edu From: "Clark,
> Jeff" <clarkjc@jmu.edu> To: Multiple recipients of list
> <videolib@library.berkeley.edu> Subject: Re: "Widescreen"
> edition
>
> On Thu, 6 Jan 2000 12:01:32 -0800 (PST) Maurine Canarsky
> <maurinec@muskox.alaska.edu> 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
> > 1215 Cowles St.
> > Fairbanks, AK 99701
> > 907-459-1020
> > 907-459-1024 FAX
> > maurinec@muskox.alaska.edu
>
> Maurine,
>
> 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
>
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