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

Helen Mack (hpm0@lehigh.edu)
Wed, 13 Jul 2005 10:37:37 -0400

Yes, I agree. The screen dimensions on HDTVs are less square, more
rectangular than on the old TV's, so the widescreen version would be
preferable.

Oksana Dykyj wrote:

>
> Just a thought...
>
> The reverse is now occurring I'm afraid. Patrons who buy 16:9
> televisions end up having their non-widescreen (usually pre 1950s )
> titles stretched out or masked on the sides, also reducing image size.
> Older-film enthusiasts should probably keep a 4:3 monitor for the
> older films and a 16:9 for the new films to be truly satisfied...
>
> Oksana
> who speaks from personal experience on this issue
>
>
> At 05:33 PM 7/12/2005, you wrote:
>
>> FWIW, we purchase only the widescreen if available. Our thinking is
>> much as yours. The image the director wanted was the widescreen, not
>> a cropped/panned-and-scanned image. Perhaps your patron will buy the
>> correct aspect screen next time. ;->
>>
>>
>> Linda Cannon, Collection Development Librarian
>> Joplin Public Library
>> 300 S. Main St.
>> Joplin, MO 64801
>> 417-623-7953
>> lcannon@joplinpubliclibrary.org
>> -----Original Message-----
>> From: videolib-bounces@library.berkeley.edu
>> [mailto:videolib-bounces@library.berkeley.edu] On Behalf Of
>> Julie.Spiegler@kanawha.lib.wv.us
>> Sent: Tuesday, July 12, 2005 4:04 PM
>> To: videolib@library.berkeley.edu
>> Cc: linda.miller@kanawha.lib.wv.us; Julie.Spiegler@kanawha.lib.wv.us
>> Subject: [Videolib] DVD - Widescreen vs. Full Screen
>>
>> 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: julie.spiegler@kanawha.lib.wv.us
>>
>>
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