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Saturday July 23, 2005
02:04 PM

More on Red Sox DVDs

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I ordered the DVDs from Amazon, but I was bummed to learn they are in 4:3 ratio. Just like all my other sports DVDs. Why don't they take the HD 16:9 ratio and use that for the DVDs? Seems stupid not to.

However, I was pleased to see the picture on the MLB web site, because I was thinking, "I should print up box scores for when I watch the games," but I saw each DVD has the complete box score on the back of its individual case. Smarties!

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  • Well, that just significantly reduced the chances that I'll buy the set... as you pointed out, they have the 16:9 formatted footage, it just doesn't make sense to me that they wouldn't use it. Let those of us who have 16:9 TVs enjoy it in its proper glory! (albeit with less resolution than the original HD signal)
  • They're still remastering the video for 16:9. Expect it to be available in 6-18 months (after everyone has already bought the 4:3 version). Just in time for everyone to be demanding HD-DVD instead. ;-)
    • I don't really care about HD-DVD. Sure, it would be nice, but regular DVD does a great job. Maybe when I see it for the first time I will change my mind. :-)
    • It might seem expensive to have to shell out $90 for two nearly identical DVD sets, but just remember you can amortize the cost over 80 years...
      • I figure I'd sell the original on eBay or somesuch, then end up paying like $120-$130 total.