Posted June 20, 2020
That was my question too.
Ancient-Red-Dragon: Nothing is worse than black bars. I'd probably never play games that force me to have black bars on screen. I wouldn't watch films that do that either.
SirMrFailRomp: What do you do when watching movies on a 16:9 screen? Most films are shot in an aspect ratio wider than 16:9 and will (should) be letterboxed on a normal TV.
So, back in the day (i.e., the Nineties), you would prefer to watch a pan & scan video rather than a letterbox widescreen, because the black bars turned you off? Did you realize that the pan & scan chopped off the sides of the projected image to make it fit 4:3? So if the action in the movie happened in the edges, it was not shown?
I'd prefer to see the whole image, even if that meant it was shrunk, rather than miss a bit of it.