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Old 01-02-2009, 05:19 AM   #1
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Default Out Of Curiousity...the Cloverfield / Sleepy Hollow Two-pack...

are they suppose to be in FULL SCREEN?

i bought mine tonight and when i got home i noticed that they were NOT letterboxed and wondered if anyone else has the same problem?
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Old 01-02-2009, 05:25 AM   #2
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Originally Posted by bottomboy View Post
i bought mine tonight and when i got home i noticed that they were NOT letterboxed and wondered if anyone else has the same problem?
Both films are 1.85:1 ratio, so unless you are able to turn off overscan on your TVs (and many brands will not allow that), you won't see letterbox bars.
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Old 01-02-2009, 05:25 AM   #3
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do you have a 16x9 TV?
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Old 01-02-2009, 05:28 AM   #4
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Edit: hanumang's got you covered!

Both Cloverfield and Sleep Hollow were shot in an 1.85:1 Aspect Ratio which is very close to your 16:9 TV's 1.78:1 Aspect Ratio. As a result, with overscan, they may appear to take up the whole screen. If you have no overscan than the studio doing the encoding (Paramount) slightly opened the framing to 1.78:1.

This is most certainly normal. Some movies are Scope (2.35:1, 2.40:1, etc.) and some are flat (1.85:1); moreover, some movies were shot in 4:3 with black pillar bars on the left and right of your screen.

Welcome to the world of original and varying Aspect Ratio!
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Old 01-02-2009, 02:50 PM   #5
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Man...that initial post scared me for I just bought that set.
Someday we'll look back on this and it will all seem funny
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