- n. A screen with a wider aspect ratio than the ordinary 35-millimeter frame, making more effective use of the human field of view and producing a more immersive view experience.
- adj. film Filmed in a greater aspect ratio than the 1.33:1 or 1.37:1 aspect ratio.
- adj. Presented in the original aspect ratio; presented in letterbox orientation.
“When you made the switch from a 4: 3 regular TV to a widescreen at 16: 9 you were probably disappointed to still see big black borders on the top and bottom of your films that were still there … of course they weren't quite as bad … but you probably hoped that all of the screen would have been used now that it's widescreen ...”
“On the show, the acclaimed director stressed the importance of watching films in widescreen as compared to the very common (at the time) full-screen format.”
“But in widescreen you saw the actress, and you saw the hills which were very much alive with the sound of ... well, you get the point.”
“MGM presents the film on Blu-ray in widescreen (1.85: 1) and in 5.1 DTS-HD.”
“The film is presented in widescreen (2.35: 1) and in 5.1 Dolby Digital True-HD.”
“The season is spread out over five discs with each episode in widescreen (1.78: 1) and in DTS-HD 5.1 surround.”
“The PARANORMAL ACTIVITY DVD is presented in widescreen enhanced for 16: 9 televisions with Dolby Digital English 5.1 Surround and Spanish 5.1 Surround (theatrical version only) and English, French and Spanish subtitles.”
“Universal presents the film on Blu-ray in widescreen (1.78: 1) and in DTS-HD 5.1.”
“The Blu-ray is in widescreen (2.35: 1) and in 5.1 Dolby Digital TrueHD.”
“The DVD release offers the picture in widescreen (2.35) with 5.1 surround sound.”
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