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Why are a lot of movies being put in letterbox format? Are there any TVs that actually fit the aspect ratio?

It's quite annoying to once again have black bars on a tv.

/rant. : )
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i hate it too.... I want to know whats the TV that actually fits fully wide screen
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i can set the aspect ratio on my tv so it doesn bother me
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They are this way, because this is the way they are shown in the cinemas. Letterbox gives you the entire picture as it was shot, and full screen cuts a ton of stuff off.
    
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post #5 of 8
Most of us have converted form the old 4:3 screens to 16:9 flatscreen TVs.
Pretty much all movies being released now are filmed in 21:9, and yeah, some TVs allow you to set the aspect ratio, but you'll cut off some stuff as Nburnes.

And there are 21:9 TVs on the market.
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post #6 of 8
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Why the hell did we even go through 16:9 then? lol.

I'm going to see if I can change the aspect ratio on this crappy vizio or not.
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post #7 of 8
16:9 was chosen as the ATSC broadcast standard for television programming. Movies are not always shot in a 16:9(1.78:1) aspect ratio. Some are 1.85:1, 2.35:1 or 2.40:1, so black bars will be present.
    
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post #8 of 8
wanna get rid of the bars? go projector/home cinema-theater.

get a panny ae4000, build a CIH scope screen or purchase one, be happy.
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