Would rent if fullscreen 4:3

Discussion in 'iPod' started by shwick, Dec 2, 2008.

  1. shwick macrumors newbie

    Dec 2, 2008
    I almost thought buying a video dock for the iPod Nano 3rd gen was a good idea, until I took a look at the formats for the movie rentals on itunes. Everything I saw was widescreen.

    I have a fullscreen tv with 4:3 aspect ratio and the movies are all formatted in cinematic 2.35:1 or similar. I know that the Nano can "fit" to full screen, but what it appears to do is just zoom in, cropping the rest of the movie. I know that fullscreen movies are not formatted this way, they actually include more height.

    I'm just saying I would have purchased the video dock and movie rentals if there were fullscreen movies available on itunes.
  2. Chundles macrumors G4


    Jul 4, 2005
    I understand your frustration however the 4:3 format for television sets is now dead.

    Movies have been released in wide aspect ratios for ages and very little TV content is still produced in 4:3.

    Apple provide the content in the aspect ratio it was created in.

    Might be time to get yourself a widescreen TV.
  3. Sky Blue Guest

    Sky Blue

    Jan 8, 2005
    I would think the opposite is true for the vast majority of iTunes customers.

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