Anamorphic widescreen is a special feature of a DVD, that means the video on the disc diplays at a higher resolution. If a widescreen film is recorded on DVD in the anamorphic format, a Digital TV can “unsqueeze” the video image contained on the disc, so that it fills the full width of the TV screen, while retaining a high vertical resolution. You can view these Disc(s) if you don’t have a widescreen TV, but ensure that the DVD player is set to standard “4×3” TV mode. The DVD player will then display the picture, letterboxed, with black bars top and bottom.
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