What is an Aspect Ratio?
The Aspect Ratio refers to the ratio between the width of the picture and the height of the picture. For example, a standard TV has an Aspect Ratio of 1:33:1. Examples of 16x9 and Anamorphic Aspect Ratios are 1:85:1 and 2:35:1, respectively. Keep in mind that the larger the number to the left of the colon, the narrower the picture will be on a standard TV.
What is Widescreen?
This format allows the viewer to watch the movie the way it was intended to be seen, displaying the entire photographed image exactly the way it was presented in the theater. When viewing a widescreen and/or letterboxed movie on a standard TV, black bars appear on the top and bottom of the screen. No cropping occurs.
What is Standard Screen?
When viewing the standard version of a movie, your entire TV screen is filled with picture. However, many of todays movies are shot in widescreen. This means that when viewing a standard version, cropping of the left and right side of the image does occur. You will notice on our site that when available, we offer both the standard and widescreen versions of movies. You have the option of purchasing either or.
What is 16x9 Enhanced / Anamorphic?
A 16x9 Enhanced / Anamorphic DVD displays the maximum resolution of picture and preserves the original aspect ratio. A 16x9 Enhanced / Anamorphic DVD will give you the best possible image.