Could we see ultra widescreen HDTVs in the future?

Darren Murph writes:

"C'mon, who hasn't had an inexperienced movie goer over that politely asks why black bars still show up on a widescreen HDTV? Have you ever wondered if a set would be produced to harmonize with those films shot and presented in 2.35:1? Sound & Vision sat down with a number of industry experts and asked them that very question, and while many believe that the same technology that has become commonplace in custom projector installs is feasible for TVs, it's not apt to happen anytime soon."

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Caxtus7503711d ago

I like the black bars personally. Makes it nice and cinematic. Framing always helps composition - a bit like photos and their frames.

ExcelKnight3710d ago

I'm sorry, but having humongous vertical bars when watching 4:3 format shows is what will keep me from even considering a 2.35:1 screen. Not to mention the same black bars would appear when watching 16:9 digital format shows, so I don't think this would benefit anyone other than cinema freaks who exclusively watch movies shot in the widest aspect ratio. These same people I assume already have a projector for their cinematic viewing, anyway.