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00M-187
11-13-2002, 11:32 AM
Whatever you do, dont buy TPM fullscreen, yesterday I picked up the AOTC\TPM 2 pack, and let me tell you AOTC full screen is AMAZING!, BUT, the TPM fullscreen version is horrid!!! its so grainy and pixelated, it looks like VHS quality. I dont know what kind of **** job they did on the conversion but its bad!!! Do yourself a favor, dont buy TPM fullscreen! AOTC fullscreen is damn amazing tho!

Taos
11-13-2002, 11:50 AM
Believe me when I tell you that AOTC is better in the widescreen format then the fullscreen. There is so much going on in AOTC that you can't possibly see it all in the full screen version.....

Eldritch
11-13-2002, 11:55 AM
Originally posted by Leemu Taos
Believe me when I tell you that AOTC is better in the widescreen format then the fullscreen. There is so much going on in AOTC that you can't possibly see it all in the full screen version.....

Ah yes, but tragically, there are people like me without wide screen TV's to see it. I have a regular TV now, but when I get a wide screen one I'll get the widescreen version DVDs.

And BTW, Leemu, there's an animated version of your avatar sitting over in The Matrix Revolution thread. If you don't want it I'll take it down.

Taos
11-13-2002, 12:07 PM
Originally posted by JEDI_Anakin_S


And BTW, Leemu, there's an animated version of your avatar sitting over in The Matrix Revolution thread. If you don't want it I'll take it down.

O.O

Thx for the info....I haven't been there yet to check it out...just waking up myself. Thanks again ;)

00M-187
11-13-2002, 12:10 PM
Originally posted by Leemu Taos
Believe me when I tell you that AOTC is better in the widescreen format then the fullscreen. There is so much going on in AOTC that you can't possibly see it all in the full screen version.....

Thats why I bought both, Full and Widescreen of AOTC when I took the AOTC\TPM pack back to the store cuz TPM fullscreen was so horrid.

BCanr2d2
11-14-2002, 07:22 AM
Why bother with the pan and scan 4:3 versions of any movie. They lack the clarity and full picture..........

At least the proper fullscreen is better than the pretend widescreen one of our free to air channels tries to broadcast...
It has small bars at the top and bottom, like it should be the 4:3 version of a film, but it is really the 16:9 version, as so much of the text is missing off the end of the screen

Darth Groovy
11-14-2002, 09:19 AM
I don't have a wide screen TV and I have been buying widescreen movies for years. I think what did it for me was I had seen Apocalypse now on Cinimax long time ago, and I loved the movie so much I went to buy it. The local video store didn't have it in stock but offered to order it for me. When It arrived it said "Letterbox" on the front. I asked the clerk and they had said that was the only version that was available. Well I loved it, because Apocalypse Now is one of those movies similar to AOTC in that every shot has thousands of different things going on at once. Ever since then I always buy the movie in Widescreen format if it is available, the black bars don't bother me a bit.

On a similar note I remember watching A New Hope over and over before the "Special Edition" came out. When I went to the theater, there is one particualar scene where Vader is talking to Leia on Tantive IV and there is an officer standing next to vader during that scene. On the video I had, that officer was never there! I mean damn you lose a whole guy on the pan and scan version!!!!! Why Bother, I don't know about you guys, but I prefer to get as much out of a movie as money can buy!!!

STTCT
11-14-2002, 09:38 AM
::::::starts singing the song from Armagedon::::::::



"AND I DOOOOOOOONTTT WANNNNNNA MISSSSSSSSSSA THANG!!!!!!!!"

00M-187
11-14-2002, 10:40 AM
[QUOTE]Originally posted by BCanr2d2
Why bother with the pan and scan 4:3 versions of any movie. They lack the clarity and full picture..........


Actually most Fullscreen versions are quite clear, I dont know which ones you've been watching... AOTC fullscreen is so crisp and clear, but for some reason TPM fullscreen is really grainy, looks like VHS

STTCT
11-14-2002, 10:45 AM
could you just be noticing the difference between a "digital film" and a reg one??

I'm going to go home and look at my TPM DVD...I think it is widescreen...but quite possibly full.

C Shutt
11-14-2002, 11:05 AM
Originally posted by JEDI_Anakin_S


Ah yes, but tragically, there are people like me without wide screen TV's to see it. I have a regular TV now, but when I get a wide screen one I'll get the widescreen version DVDs.


You don't need a widescreen TV to watch widescreen DVDs, you know.

Fullscreen DVDs are a travesty, no matter what kind of TV you have.

Taos
11-14-2002, 11:16 AM
Originally posted by Carl Shutt


You don't need a widescreen TV to watch widescreen DVDs, you know.

Fullscreen DVDs are a travesty, no matter what kind of TV you have.


My feelings exactly :thumbsup:


:D

00M-187
11-14-2002, 01:05 PM
ahahaha, a Travesty.... lol

Pseudonym
11-14-2002, 01:16 PM
I didn't know there were two different versions when I picked it up. :-x I just grabbed one and got in the line cuz it was long and there was traffic on the way home. I got the fullscreen version, but it's okay cuz i have a 19" tv and it's a bitch trying to watch widescreen on it, everything's so small.

00M-187
11-14-2002, 01:31 PM
Originally posted by STTCT
could you just be noticing the difference between a "digital film" and a reg one??

I'm going to go home and look at my TPM DVD...I think it is widescreen...but quite possibly full.

How do you not know?:wstupid:

_NinjaGaiden_
11-14-2002, 01:40 PM
You could of got a bad copy of TPM u might want to see about getting a different one

STTCT
11-14-2002, 01:43 PM
how do i not know what??? whether the dvd is widescreen or not? cuz i forgot. It is widescreen though. I just looked.

Ratmjedi
11-14-2002, 01:44 PM
I don't have a widescreen tv. I have a 27'' size tv. I still think that the widescreen is good. If you want a better look just zoom in. Widescreen is the best way to watch movies whether you have a regular tv or a widescreen.
:lsduel: :duel:

STTCT
11-14-2002, 01:55 PM
okay so here is something that will help us....( a little homage to LOTR) since it is all fresh in our minds. Now we can see the diff between wide and full

Widescreen

http://www.ringfaq.com/img/gandalf_frodo_ws1.jpg

Fullscreen

http://www.ringfaq.com/img/gandalf_frodo_ps.jpg

Skate Boy
11-14-2002, 02:02 PM
I've always liked Widescreen, you get to see much more, as STTCT's pics show.:D

STTCT
11-14-2002, 02:09 PM
also the star wars website has an article on it found here

wide aotc vs full aotc (http://www.starwars.com/episode-ii/feature/20020925/index.html)

teutonicknight
11-14-2002, 07:24 PM
I agree, wide screen is sooo much better than full. Then again, I have a 32 inch screen :D I feel sorry for you Pseudonym....

BCanr2d2
11-15-2002, 02:23 AM
Well, did anyone notice the "Stretched" picture of AOTC in the normal cinema print? That left noticable graininess on the picture...

Anyway, what I was getting at is that you do miss much of the small details on the side of the shot, when in pan and scan 4:3. If you watch the same scenes full screen and widescreen on VHS you will notice it quite a lot, that the picture on the fullscreen dead set sucks....

DVD's, now that is another matter.....