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This review is from: Trials of Life [Blu-ray] (Blu-ray)
It's very quick to feel reassured if you upgrade from dvd to blu ray. The first shots are of stunningly scarlet crabs on Christmas Island (good grief how comfortably the Attenborough sits amid the raging red pincers), On the DVD they are washed out little souls. My DVD version is from the all singing Life boxset and displays the picture in a full screen version on widescreen. I assume through pan and scan or full zoom. Blu ray plays in 4:3 as in the original showing.....However I can"t shake it out of this picture by zooming. Normally I"d be well irritated...but the intensity of the picture like a glossy birthday card overcomes my dislike of the lack of widescreen. There was a reason why we all went wow back in 1990 when this was first shown. Relive the experience.
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Initial post: 1 Dec 2012 10:31:36 GMT
Jacob Gunness says:
>My DVD version is from the all singing Life boxset and displays the picture in a full screen version on widescreen. I assume through pan and scan or full zoom
>Blu ray plays in 4:3 as in the original showing.....However I can"t shake it out of this picture by zooming.
Why would you want to zoom it? It was originally broadcast in 4:3, and if you see it in any other format, the picture will either be missing information at the top and bottom, or distorted (by stretching it).
Lots of terrific movies and tv shows are 4:3 - and that's the way they were intended to be seen.
Posted on 25 Feb 2013 10:34:44 GMT
Last edited by the author on 25 Feb 2013 10:36:58 GMT
Oliver Schmidt says:
I dont understand, why the Blu Rays in 4:3 Format are not anamorph, like the version on DVD. When its anamorph one can watch it in 16:9 (on my TV I can then stretch the picture vertically and have a 16:9 picture) Of course, you lose some of the picture and the resolution lessens, but with the 2d to 3d converter the quality "jumps" (more contrast, better colours, enhanced resolution etc.) With a Blu Ray the results would be even better, but I've never seen an anamorph Blu Ray! Do the producers think the people too stupid to change the aspect ratio on the TV or discplayer - if necessary at all? With anamorph DVDs everybody was happy - why wouldnt they with anamorph Blu Rays? Guess Im one of many who wont buy 4:3 Blu Rays, unless they are anamorph. (For plasmatvs its very bad to watch 4:3, as the full screen should be in motion all the time - if not, it can damage the screen.) So tell me why no anamorph Blu Rays????
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