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04-11-2007, 12:05 PM
I am trying to watch Curse of the black Pearl BluRay and it automatically, when I start the film, starts playing in 2.35:1 aspect ratio. the back of the box states that video is 2.35:1/16:9.
I have been through every setting on the PS3 and the limited setup on the disc and am unable to get it to play at the 16:9 ratio.
Anyone know how I can do this or is it a simple case that the film itself is in 2.35:1 and the extra's on disc 1 are in 16:9 ?
04-11-2007, 12:09 PM
yep, it either means extras are 16:9 or it means its a 2.35 in a 16:9 (ie the black bars) - which all 2.35 films are. I've not seen a disc that has 16:9 and 2.35 on one disc.
04-11-2007, 12:21 PM
other Blurays that say 2.35:1/16.9(or 2.40:1)
Pirate of Caribbean Dead man's chest
Lucky number Slevin
Hitchhikers guide to the Galaxy
The last Samurai
to name a few.
Does this mean that unless it states anamorphic or <u>only</u> 16:9 it will always be in the ratio of 2.35/2.40 that they are normally shown in ?
04-11-2007, 12:25 PM
i would think if it mentions 2.35 anywhere, unless its a dual sided disc with another version on the other side, then it will be 2.35 with black bars
Does that bother you? Why dont you want to watch it as it was intended?
04-11-2007, 12:40 PM
I have a new flatscreen so want to see everything in the screen.... I'm sure it will pass in time and watch the Blurays as I do DVD's in the 2.35 ratio !!
05-11-2007, 08:56 AM
The picture is 16:9 really as that is what the PS3 passes to the screen. However this 16:9 picture has black bars top and bottom because the film itself is 2.35.1.
The PS3, and all players in fact (that I know of), can only pass 16:9 (or 4:3). Therefore any film which doesn't fill this ratio will need to have black bars. It's a bit like mounting a picture on a black background so that it fills your frame.
05-11-2007, 09:23 AM
I have seen "2.35:1/16:9" on the back of a couple of Blu-Ray disks, which is confusing as all it means it's a 2:35 film set on a 16:9 frame with black bars as mentioned above.
05-11-2007, 01:15 PM
I think it's because they can't say "2.35:1 anamorphic" since 'anamorphic' doesn't apply to hi-def.
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