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How to show widescreen movies on standard televisions

Jun 08th, 2010by dvdxplayer 1,769 views |Comments Off

In order to show these widescreen films so that they fill the entire screen on a traditional 4×3 TV, they are re-edited in a Pan-and-Scan format, with an attempt to include as much as the original image as possible. To illustrate this, take an example where two characters are talking to each other, but each is standing on opposite sides of a widescreen image. If shown full screen on a traditional TV without further editing, all the viewer would see would be the empty space between the characters. Read More »