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The African Queen - The Restoration Edition [DVD] [1951]
The African Queen - The Restoration Edition [DVD] [1951]
Dvd ~ Katharine Hepburn
Offered by musicMagpie
Price: £4.97

37 of 48 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars New ITV DVD of African Queen wrongly encoded in 16:9 instead of 4:3, 18 Jun. 2010
ITV has made a grave error in the new DVD edition of The African Queen: while the original aspect ratio of 1.37:1 has been retained, the image has not been encoded in 4:3, but in 16:9, resulting in a 33% loss of image resolution and huge black bars at the sides of the image. It is virtually unwatchable on a 4:3 television set, producing a small image with a black border around the picture and on 16:9 screens the loss in image resolution results in a unnecessary blurry picture which does the beautiful restoration absolutely no justice. This DVD is defective and should be avoided at all costs unless ITV is going to fix the encoding - the Blu-Ray should be okay though.
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