Superman Returns on Sky HD

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  1. peterclamp

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    I am a little confused! Watched and recorded Superman Returns premier on Saturday, I noticed that on Sky Movies HD1 and SD1 the film was showing in a 16 x 9 format (it filled the ENTIRE screen on my Sharp Aquos 52" lcd tv), I checked both sd and hd broadcasts, the sky hd box is only linked via hdmi to my tv and the picture was the same using "full" or "1 to 1 pixel mapping" settings. I know that the film has a 2.35:1 ratio on DVD with black borders and looking on the net the bluray/hddvd versions do to. So anyone know what happened there? Normally if films are in that ratio on sky they show the black bars whether SD or HD...
     
  2. CaffeineJunkie

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    This is what was supplied to sky.
    It was the same for other recently shown movies such as V for Vendetta and Armageddon.

    Sky do show in 2.35:1 when they get that master. Just because a movie was shot in 2.35:1 doesnt mean the studios will supply that to sky unfortunately.
     
  3. mkcurtis

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    Various threads about this, Armegeddon was also a talking point a few weeks ago. Ill search for those threads and edit this one........or just search for Superman!
     
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    How was the PQ by the way
     
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    For what it's worth I registered a moan about this on the skymovies website.
     

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