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Gservo
15th May 2002, 09:41 PM
WHAT THE HECK IS ANAMORPHIC? by Dan Ramer

DVD's single most significant improvement to the NTSC video format is anamorphic widescreen capability. Knowledgeable DVD buyers demand it. When studios neglect to offer this superior video capability it becomes a source of irritation and provokes disdain within the DVD community. But there remains a vast number of people, either new to DVD or considering getting serious about home theater for the first time, who are still confused by anamorphic widescreen. The studios haven't helped. Read the backs of DVD cases and you'll find "enhanced for 16x9 televisions," "enhanced for widescreen televisions," "enhanced for 16x9," "widescreen 16x9," "16x9 anamorphic," and the terminology we prefer at DVDFILE.COM, "anamorphic widescreen." So let's try to get a clearer picture of this concept
more here (http://www.dvdfile.com/news/special_report/production_a_z/anamorphic.htm)