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The "Incorrect Aspect Ratio" Thread

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  • Jerry8169
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    Just bought the series Quantum Leap while it was on sale. However, it is showing as a full screen on my HD tv, which it shouldn't as it was never shot in widescreen. It should be the older 4x3 aspect, not 16x9. I didn't see any tv series in the list, but I didn't go through every page of the post either, so if someone else already posted for this show, I apologize for posting it again.

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  • wolverine2k3
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    The Apartment (1960) (OAR: 2.35:1, VUDU: 1.78:1)

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  • Allensfilm
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    Here are movies I have been able to confirm have the wrong ratio on VUDU but the proper ratio on Fandangonow
    I would rather watch them on VUDU but till they are fixed these titles will have to be watched on Fandangonow....
    Please fix these issues VUDU...

    Batman Begins

    Blazing Saddles

    Demolition Man

    Mad Max Roadwarrior

    Mad Max Beyond the Thunderdome

    Looney Toons Back in Action

    Outlaw Josey Wales

    Tango and Cash

    They Live

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  • yunro
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    Hi, just found out that the Sinatra McQueen film, Never So Few is incorrectly displayed at 1.78:1, it is a CinemaScope picture and should be 2.35:1 as it is during the opening credits.

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  • MovieLover500
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    Originally posted by Capt-Cupcake View Post
    Did everyone get the email about upgrading all HD copies to HDX? This is troublesome. Some of The universal monster films (Frankenstein, Mummy, Invisible Man) are in the incorrect "stretched" aspect ratio in HDX only. On those films, the HD version is the only version that you can watch (and the SD version). The HDX versions are just awful

    I'm afraid they're going to take away the HD versions, and those films will only be able to be viewed in standard DEF because those HDXs are stretched so badly
    It looks like they've removed the HD version for Invisible Man (at least, I can't choose it as an option). As noted above (but not in the first thread), Invisible Man is stretched in HDX version, but is correct in SD.

    There are other movies where there is still an HD version available to choose from, so I'm not sure what's going on.

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  • MovieLover500
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    1938's Holiday is stretched into widescreen when it should be 1.37 : 1

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  • Capt-Cupcake
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    Phantasm and Phantasm III have both finally been corrected!

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  • Unca Neil
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    Originally posted by ggoblin31 View Post
    Good lord, can we please get BATMAN BEGINS and CHRISTINE fixed? It is a CRIME to see any John Carpenter films in anything but 2:39:1 widescreen. This hasn't been changed in YEARS now. Please!
    Agreed! I feel like I'm wearing blinders...

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  • dunnvudu
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    Wild Bunch (1969)

    I just purchased the Wild Bunch. During the credits it has the correct aspect ratio. As soon as it passes the credits, it zooms in and has the incorrect aspect.

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  • ralphap80
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    Tales from the Crypt Demon Knight is now in its correct widescreen ratio! Hope to see more get corrected!

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  • Capt-Cupcake
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    Originally posted by Elimyboy1 View Post
    My dad always said"When you get too big it gets sloppy"
    This isn't an issue of 'getting too big'. It's been this bad for a long time.

    Vudu is so close to perfect, and these aspect ratio problems are a blemish on an otherwise excellent service.

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  • Elimyboy1
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    I have bought over 150 titles on vudu and never had a problem until this week. I purchased 3 films, Ben Hur, Escape from LA and used an ultraviolet ticket for Christine. All three aspect ratios were wrong. Ben hur became 4x3 after the overture ran out. This is unacceptable. Escape from LA was cropped with the sides blacked out. John Carpenter would have a heart attack. Christine went from Panavision letterboxed to 4x3!!. They must have poor programmers or are getting bad prints from the studio or it is a software issue with them upgrading to HDX-a major mistake with some of the older films.
    They are getting bad with their product. I spoke to an operator and she said she would look into it. From now on I am only renting some of these duds and looking up the correct widescreen on the IMDB before going near this streaming carrier again. Very disappointed with VUDU. My dad always said"When you get too big it gets sloppy" Go with the blurays instead. You are in control and told what widescreen it is. Now I know why Mr. Spielberg did not want his films coming out 4x3 cropped. Half the picture is missing.

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  • Surfs2
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    I agree 100% still waiting on several to get fixed and I had more to add to list, but I finally just gave up hope that anything will get fixed! Lol



    Originally posted by Tom Erik Smith View Post
    This list is becoming quite ridiculous... and should be top priority for Vudu to fix, surely... as well as sync issues and subtitle issues that are being left for years unsolved needing someone to bump them in the forum every other year. I mean this is a movie and tv show service after all. I would rather the Vudu team put all their time and energy into fixing the current titles that people buy (pay vudu money for) which are essentially broken but can't get a working replacement for years, if ever (which would be unacceptable in virtually every other business) than giving us new fancy features etc.

    I may be wrong (and hope I am), but it doesn't seem like threads like these are very high in the priority list.

    This is really a shame because Vudu is by far the best service that there is at the moment... but they don't really act like it.

    We love you Vudu... please love us back.

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  • Tom Erik Smith
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    This list is becoming quite ridiculous... and should be top priority for Vudu to fix, surely... as well as sync issues and subtitle issues that are being left for years unsolved needing someone to bump them in the forum every other year. I mean this is a movie and tv show service after all. I would rather the Vudu team put all their time and energy into fixing the current titles that people buy (pay vudu money for) which are essentially broken but can't get a working replacement for years, if ever (which would be unacceptable in virtually every other business) than giving us new fancy features etc.

    I may be wrong (and hope I am), but it doesn't seem like threads like these are very high in the priority list.

    This is really a shame because Vudu is by far the best service that there is at the moment... but they don't really act like it.

    We love you Vudu... please love us back.

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  • lujan
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    Originally posted by Capt-Cupcake View Post
    Did everyone get the email about upgrading all HD copies to HDX? This is troublesome. Some of The universal monster films (Frankenstein, Mummy, Invisible Man) are in the incorrect "stretched" aspect ratio in HDX only. On those films, the HD version is the only version that you can watch (and the SD version). The HDX versions are just awful

    I'm afraid they're going to take away the HD versions, and those films will only be able to be viewed in standard DEF because those HDXs are stretched so badly
    I got it but it makes no difference to me as I no longer have any "HD" titles in my collection and haven't for quite a while.

    10 UHD
    752 HDX
    2 SD

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