Widescreen Format

Michelle Flinchbaugh (flinchba@umbc.edu)
Thu, 15 Feb 2001 11:06:20 -0800 (PST)

I'm wondering if anyone can fill me in on widescreen format on DVD?

Some people here are telling me that it's exactly the same as letterbox
(which had been my assumption), but other people are telling me it's not.
Apparently we're having trouble with the widescreen DVD's we've purchased
playing, but not displaying on our monitors properly, with the top and
bottom distorted and stretched lengthwise and lost off the screen.

Michelle Flinchbaugh
Acquisitions Librarian
University of Maryland, Baltimore County
Albin O. Kuhn Library & Gallery
1000 Hilltop Circle
Baltimore, MD 21250

Phone: 410 455 6754
Fax: 410 455-1598
E-mail: flinchba@umbc.edu