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Old 01-18-2014, 06:34 PM   #1316
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Hi all

I've been following this thread ever since it was first posted, so I'm coming out of the woodwork, hi

Thought I would do a bit of my own digging on this ProSiebenMaxx stuff. After seeing the commercial for "HD Akte X" I wanted to have a look and see if the original image was cropped to create this widescreen effect or, if it was protected for 16:9 during filming, the 16:9 image was fully restored.

My results are in and I'm not sure what to think. The image is definitely opened up to the left and right on some scenes and it looks a lot cleaner, even in standard definition, although there is definitely some cropping and stretching going on. I'm hoping that when watching the episodes without comparison it will not be noticeable that much.


Scenes from the Pilot

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Scene from Deep Throat

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Scene from Squeeze

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Scenes from The Erlenmeyer Flask

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