Your HDTV has an aspect ratio of 16x9 (1.78:1).
If you were to watch a 1.78:1 movie (list
), then you would have no black bars, horizontal or vertical.
Most widescreen movies are filmed in 1.85:1, and 2.35:1. Since these are wider than the 1.78:1 format, you'll still get black bars on top and bottom.HERE
is a pretty comprehensive list of DVD aspect ratios.
And yes, V for Vendetta
and Peter Jackson's King Kong
are among the "widest" DVDs, at 2.35:1...
QUOTE(gordita37 @ Jan 24 2007, 01:27 AM)
Sorry to say but after the years of the widescreen TV a lot of producers decided to film in widescreen or whatever.
Most theatrical movies have been filmed in widescreen WAY before any widescreen televisions were available. The original (1976) King Kong movie was ALSO filmed in 2.35:1...