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Understanding Widescreen, Letterboxed, and Pan & Scan

Discussion in 'Technology News' started by The News Bot, Jan 20, 2005.

  1. The News Bot

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    I always think it a shame, when someone attempts to get to the bottom of what is clearly (from this forum alone) an often misunderstood topic, when they fail to get their information accurate before going to press.

    It didn't take more than a minute to spot the first glaring error

    NTSC VHS has 480 horizontal lines of vertical resolution (which is what is at issue with the letterboxing process). 280 is the theoretical maximum horizontal resolution (i.e. vertical lines that can be resolved) of NTSC VHS.

    Ho - hum.
     

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