Netflix updated for iPhone 5 , sort of?!

Discussion in 'iOS Apps' started by ohms12, Sep 27, 2012.

  1. ohms12 macrumors 6502

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    So, Netflix released an update for the iPhone 5's 16:9 screen today. Great! But only some programmes/tv shows actually show as 16:9. I watched a couple of movies, (Transformers and Iron Man), both showed black bars top and bottom.

    Tried some tv shows (The Office) and that worked in full 16:9. What gives, Netflix?
     
  2. jtoepel macrumors newbie

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    Many movies, especially large theatrical blockbusters are filmed in various aspect ratios that are wider than 16:9

    I'd assume, based on the titles you mentioned that they are 2.35:1 and will always show letter boxing, when properly presented on a widescreen TV or other 16:9 device.
     
  3. bogatyr macrumors 65816

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    Yep, those movies weren't 16:9. Surprised many people aren't already aware of this since the same issue crops up on TVs as you mention.
     
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  5. TJ61 macrumors 6502a

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    $7.99/month.

    Fun Fact: Depending on how you misspell Netflix.com, you may be taken to Blockbuster.com.

    Reminds me of when MCI got the phone number 1-800-Operater, assuming a lot of people would misspell operator when trying to make a call with AT&T. Pure genius!

    Regards,
    Tom
     
  6. ohms12 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Didn't know that, thanks very much!

    I pay £5.99 in the UK.
     

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