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anamorphic widescreen

In video terminology, anamorphic widescreen is a process that horizontally squeezes a 16:9 image into a 4:3 space. For the signal to appear with correct geometry, the display must either horizontally expand or vertically squish the image. Anamorphic video is also called "Enhanced for Widescreen" on DVD packaging. [Adapted from Home Theater Magazine]









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