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bilky asko5,604 posts since 9 Sep 2006
Tyne Tees Look North (North East)
We seem to have black bars on widescreen HD programmes for some reason, including Demon Headmaster:
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I know the Butterfly drama from a few months ago was similar but IIRC those were thinner than these.
Is this the start of a relentless march towards 2.35:1?

Oh and to stay on topic, the Headmaster is a marvellous man and this is the best school I've ever been to Wink


It's 2:1: the same as Doctor Who, and the aspect ratio that Netflix and Amazon require their commissions to be in.
Neil Jones5,826 posts since 23 Dec 2001
Central (West) Midlands Today
We seem to have black bars on widescreen HD programmes for some reason, including Demon Headmaster:
*
(click for bigger version)

I know the Butterfly drama from a few months ago was similar but IIRC those were thinner than these.
Is this the start of a relentless march towards 2.35:1?


It's 2:1: the same as Doctor Who, and the aspect ratio that Netflix and Amazon require their commissions to be in.


So I presume 2:1 is wider than 16:9?

I have seen some Amazon original commissions that fill my 16:9 screen. Or is my app/Firestick zooming in slightly on these?
bilky asko5,604 posts since 9 Sep 2006
Tyne Tees Look North (North East)
We seem to have black bars on widescreen HD programmes for some reason, including Demon Headmaster:
*
(click for bigger version)

I know the Butterfly drama from a few months ago was similar but IIRC those were thinner than these.
Is this the start of a relentless march towards 2.35:1?


It's 2:1: the same as Doctor Who, and the aspect ratio that Netflix and Amazon require their commissions to be in.


So I presume 2:1 is wider than 16:9?

I have seen some Amazon original commissions that fill my 16:9 screen. Or is my app/Firestick zooming in slightly on these?


I'm not as familiar with Amazon's original commissions, so I've no idea.
JAS844,331 posts since 26 Aug 2010
Yorkshire Look North (E.Yorks & Lincs)
We seem to have black bars on widescreen HD programmes for some reason, including Demon Headmaster:
*
(click for bigger version)

I know the Butterfly drama from a few months ago was similar but IIRC those were thinner than these.
Is this the start of a relentless march towards 2.35:1?


It's 2:1: the same as Doctor Who, and the aspect ratio that Netflix and Amazon require their commissions to be in.


So I presume 2:1 is wider than 16:9?

I have seen some Amazon original commissions that fill my 16:9 screen. Or is my app/Firestick zooming in slightly on these?

Probably zooming in. 2:1 would be the same as 18:9, so yes, it is wider.
noggin14,679 posts since 26 Jun 2001
We seem to have black bars on widescreen HD programmes for some reason, including Demon Headmaster:
*
(click for bigger version)

I know the Butterfly drama from a few months ago was similar but IIRC those were thinner than these.
Is this the start of a relentless march towards 2.35:1?


It's 2:1: the same as Doctor Who, and the aspect ratio that Netflix and Amazon require their commissions to be in.


So I presume 2:1 is wider than 16:9?


Yes - 16:9 = 1.77:1
2:1 = 16:8 (so vertically you have a "0.5" bar top and bottom when you show 2:1=16:8 in a 16:9 frame)

2:1 is increasingly the standard aspect ratio for high-end drama, and many Netflix and Amazon original commissions are 2:1.
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