View Full Version : Another 16:9/4:3 question

09-08-2004, 01:52 PM
I shortly begin production on a documentary that I wll be selling online on DVD and with a probable distribution deal for DVD sell-through. My preference is to shoot 25p (PAL) 16:9 but I will be selling to an international market and both PAL and NTSC versions will have to be available. My question is: do you think I am limiting my US market if I shoot and release in 16:9? My understanding is that widescreen Tvs are still not that common in the States - or at least that they have not taken over in the same way they have in the UK.

Any thoughts?


09-26-2004, 01:01 PM
most of the dvd's that people buy/rent are 16:9 and they look just fine with the black bars added by the dvd player.

i wouldn't give it a second thought.

i would say it would be a bigger issue to worry about the minority of people who don't have dvd players, and that is just for comparison because i wouldn't even worry about that.