Hired Drive (1080p) - wrong aspect ratio!!

aurz

macrumors newbie
Original poster
Aug 10, 2006
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Melbourne, Australia
I rented my first HD movie on my 1080p Apple TV.

It was "Drive"

The movie was shot and released on 2.35:1 widescreen yet the rental was only 1.78:1 widescreen

Do Apple crop all their movies or did they make a mistake?

Anyone else hired it?
 

chenks

macrumors 6502a
Oct 23, 2007
963
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UK
resolution of the HD version i have is 1280x544 (which is 2.35:1).
if you rented direct on the appletv, how do you know that it is actually 1.78:1 ?
 

aurz

macrumors newbie
Original poster
Aug 10, 2006
18
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Melbourne, Australia
No way. Just through native.

Do you own DRIVE on iTunes or you just rented it?

Maybe the rental is the wrong ratio and the purchase is the correct one

Either way... I've complained to Apple
 

chenks

macrumors 6502a
Oct 23, 2007
963
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UK
Do this as a test.
Go to "Drive" in the store on the AppleTV, and choose the "Preview" option. Is it 2.35:1 or 1.78:1?

It's 2.35:1 for me when viewing the preview.



 

steve-p

macrumors 68000
Oct 14, 2008
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Newbury, UK
I was going to rent it on Saturday but on the UK iTunes store, Drive HD version is not 1080p anyway (yet). I rented something else instead which was. In my experience movie rentals are nearly always 2.35:1.
 

aurz

macrumors newbie
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Aug 10, 2006
18
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Melbourne, Australia
The trailer is 2.35:1. Thats the annoying part.

I don't get why they butchered the movie!!

I rented it from the US iTunes store in 1080p

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Actually I'm wrong!

The trailer is 1.78:1 too!!

But if I change my store to the UK store... its 2.35:1 (different trailer!)

Try it yourself! Change the store to US and you can see what I mean...

For some reason they stuffed the US version! :|

I hope its just a one off with iTunes rentals...
 

aurz

macrumors newbie
Original poster
Aug 10, 2006
18
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Melbourne, Australia
OK... after comparing the UK preview to the US movie I can now say the US one is actually showing MORE of the image!

Check out my screenshots:


USA Version




UK Version



Interesting hey!