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Discussion in 'Movie Forum' started by Gary D, Sep 23, 2004.

  1. Gary D

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    I've just been to digital bits and got this:

    On an interesting side note, DVD producer Van Ling was also on hand, and let us know that early numbers indicate that some 80% of the first day sales of the DVDs at Wal-Mart stores are the widescreen versions. Wal-Mart DVD sales, as you may know, are usually skewed heavily towards full frame. Hey... maybe people are FINALLY starting to figure out that movies like these should ALWAYS be seen in their original aspect ratio.

    You do americans love 4:3 so much?


    Gary
     
  2. AML

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    lol I cant beleive that they used gold for the full frame version and silver for the wide screen version of the starwars box set packaging. Where I live in japan they only had 1 version, the silver widescreen

    however, not every one has a wide screen TV!
     
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    When I was living in the States (5 years ago now), Widescreen videos and DVDs were almost always more expensive than the fullscreen versions. So, I often bought the inferior fullscreen version for throwaway films. And in Walmart, you'd be lucky to even find a widescreen version.

    Widescreen TVs seemed to catch on over here MUCH faster than in the US. But even with a regular TV, real film fans should still prefer widescreen. I think availability, price, and consumer education account for the slow uptake.
     
  4. mjn

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    i believe its platinium and not silver....
     
  5. arnoldma

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    only one version here too, widescreen... but HMV is doing a "limited edition" one which has the gold packaging, for widescreen versions...
     
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    I prefer silver over gold anyway but if it's Platinum then that's even cooler
     
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    heheh, what exactly is the difference between Silver and Platinum? (color wise that is)
     
  8. arnoldma

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    in reality Platinum looks more white, like stainless steel almost, where as silver is sort of more doll, it's a very unique colour, silver, u can tell the difference strict away when u put them next to each other.

    as for the starwars boxset, silver? platinum? who knows...
     
  9. Philly112

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    As I found out when trying to fob my wife off with some 'platinum' jewelry which was actually silver.
     
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    What has not having a widescreen TV to do with wide screen DVDs - they work on 4x3 TVs as well!
     

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