Re: [Videolib] DVD - Widescreen vs. Full Screen

Gerald A. Notaro (
Tue, 12 Jul 2005 17:49:37 -0400 (EDT)

Most importantly, the widescreen format is the way the director wanted it
seen. I think that clearly makes it the preferred version for libraries to

Jerry wrote:
> I would like some feedback from public librarians as to how they
> purchase DVD's with Widescreen vs. Full Screen formats.   As a
> librarian, I feel we should only purchase the Widescreen (Director's
> cut) format, but our patrons seem to prefer the Fullscreen format.  As
> one patron stated, he didn't buy a large screen tv to have only part of
> the screen filled with the movie!  When the differences of the two
> formats were explained to him, he still wanted the Fullscreen format.   
> Hopefully, you all can help me answer this dilemma so I can write my
> collection guidelines as to which format we will purchase when faced
> with the choice of only selecting one copy!   Thanks - Julie
> Julie Spiegler
> Kanawha County Public Library
> Audiovisual Department Head
> 123 Capitol Street
> Charleston WV  25301
> Work:   (304) 343-4646 x284
> Fax:     (304) 348-6530
> E-Mail:

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