On Mon, 10 Jan 2000, Clark, Jeff wrote:
> On Mon, 10 Jan 2000 12:33:21 -0800 (PST) Mark Green
> <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> > Hi All,
> > OK, I have visited widescreen.org and read about anamorphic vs.
> > non-anamorphic. My questions are: do DVDs typically have labels indicating
> > whether or not they allow anamorphic playback? Are studios releasing
> > different versions on different discs? Or are anamorphic and non-anamorphic
> > versions typically contained on the *same* disc. Or, does my questions
> > reveal that I haven't understood the distinction?
> > Thanks,
> > Mark Green
> > Simpson College
> Mark, this ought to be a simple matter, but it isn't...
> just yet.
> Some distributors (big and small) clearly list
> anamorphically enhanced discs--some in large type, some in
> very small. Usually, the notation appears on the back of
> the box in phrasing such as "enhanced for widescreen TVs"
> or "enhanced for 16X9 TVs". But with distributors like
> Warner, you really need to read the fine print down at the
> bottom to find it.
> One major distributor--Columbia/Tri-Star--does not indicate
> that their discs are enhanced. And yet almost all of them
> are, with very rare exceptions.
> As for releasing both enhanced and non-enhanced widescreen
> versions on the same disc--no, this hasn't been done. Where
> there's dual versions, it's a Pan-&-Scan and widescreen
> (enhanced or not) version on the same disc: sometimes
> different sides, sometimes different layers on the same
> Ah, consistency!
> Jeff Clark
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