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  1. Arsenio Martins's Avatar
    Guys....we are arguing about ratios and resolution. Not that big of a deal. First world problems.
    04-06-2017 07:25 PM
  2. anon(782252)'s Avatar
    Perry Mason was shot on film in the 1950's! There was no thought of HD. It was the first weekly tv show shot on film.

    You have done a masterful job of changing the subject but there is still no great movement toward this new ratio unlike the movement to 16:9 which Congress actually mandated.

    Let me know when Netflix starts broadcasting in whatever the weird ratio is in these phones.
    Seriously? Read. I already said Netflix and Amazon have original shows filmed in 2:1.

    I schooled you on aspect ratio, what HD is, and most other things under the sun. I'm sure you would like to say I'm changing the subject.

    IMDB says over 700 shows and films have been shot in 2:1, including shows from Netflix and Amazon.
    04-06-2017 07:28 PM
  3. recDNA's Avatar
    Are these shows broadcast in 2:1? BTW the ratio of the s8 is not 2:1 as you know.
    04-06-2017 07:30 PM
  4. anon(782252)'s Avatar
    Perry Mason was shot on film in the 1950's! There was no thought of HD. It was the first weekly tv show shot on film.

    You have done a masterful job of changing the subject but there is still no great movement toward this new ratio unlike the movement to 16:9 which Congress actually mandated.

    Let me know when Netflix starts broadcasting in whatever the weird ratio is in these phones.
    Oh, and Congress didn't mandate 16x9, they mandated a move from analog to digital broadcasting do they could auction off the very valuable analog spectrum.
    04-06-2017 07:31 PM
  5. anon(782252)'s Avatar
    Are these shows broadcast in 2:1? BTW the ratio of the s8 is not 2:1 as you know.
    According to Netflix theirs are.

    The S8/+ are 2.05:1.
    04-06-2017 07:35 PM
  6. recDNA's Avatar
    We'll see when every other brand and every app on playstore are available in what is it? 1.85:1?No I won't research it. If it doesn't happen within the next year or two buyers are stuck with a device that requires cropping to fill the screen.
    04-06-2017 07:35 PM
  7. ShinyTop's Avatar
    I like cropping.
    04-06-2017 07:36 PM
  8. recDNA's Avatar
    I like cropping.
    then the 2.05 to 1 ratio is perfect for you! I like 16:9.
    04-06-2017 07:38 PM
  9. munnarg's Avatar
    We'll see when every other brand and every app on playstore are available in what is it? 1.85:1?No I won't research it. If it doesn't happen within the next year or two buyers are stuck with a device that requires cropping to fill the screen.
    Last time I checked there is more to a phone than just watching videos. The point of the 2:1 ratio is to have a taller screen to allow more content without having to scroll up and down. It also provides more usable space to do things like multi-window properly. If you don't like the phone or it's aspect ratio then don't buy it. It's really that simple.
    04-06-2017 07:43 PM
  10. Viscomi4444's Avatar
    Simple for me. Bigger the better.
    nonie and JokiingSutra like this.
    04-06-2017 08:19 PM
  11. ShinyTop's Avatar
    then the 1.85 to 1 ratio is perfect for you! I like 16:9.
    Then it is real simple. Don't order one.
    nonie, dixkayp87 and JokiingSutra like this.
    04-06-2017 08:21 PM
  12. recDNA's Avatar
    Then it is real simple. Don't order one.
    I never order. I buy in store. I'm waiting for Note 8. It it also is 2.05 to 1 aspect I will make a decision. I hope. it isn't bit Samsung tends to carry these trends like all of them have the curved edges now. I expect the Note 8 to look the same. Maybe bigger but the same ratio. If so I might even buy an S8+. I'm hoping there are enough complaints that they return to 16/9 like they returned to the removable sd card after removing it. The 835 processor sounds great so no question I will want some phone that has it. We'll see what Pixel 2 and LG V30 look like.

    I am still attracted to Samsung because despite all I think it has the best snapshot camera. I like it better than Pixel.

    Is HDMI disabled in S8/8+ as with 7 series?

    Just looked it up. HDMI works! That's a big positive for me. There is an official Sammy adapter. The Dex Dock also looks interesting and Miracast is supported. Those are huge features for me.
    04-06-2017 08:28 PM
  13. ClintRo's Avatar
    But there is no big movement to this new standard. Why be the beta tester? This would be like. owning an HD TV before there was a single thing available in HD.

    TV shows were produced in 16:9 for years before they were even available for viewing by any device. If all the games and movies and tv and youtube were already available in this format it would make sense.

    When the "future" establishes a new standard and virtually everything is available in that standard THAT is when you change.

    And by the way. It sucks to look at anything in this narrow view. Movies, tv, games whatever. Even if they fit they look stupid.
    The bars on a black fronted phone won't even really be noticable. IMO.
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    04-07-2017 08:52 AM
  14. ClintRo's Avatar
    I like cropping.
    I like turtles
    04-07-2017 08:54 AM
  15. anon(5630457)'s Avatar
    The bars on a black fronted phone won't even really be noticable. IMO.
    They were on my LG G6.
    04-07-2017 09:38 AM
  16. amyf27's Avatar
    Stunning!
    04-07-2017 11:03 AM
  17. Lodingi's Avatar
    But there is no big movement to this new standard. Why be the beta tester? This would be like. owning an HD TV before there was a single thing available in HD.

    TV shows were produced in 16:9 for years before they were even available for viewing by any device. If all the games and movies and tv and youtube were already available in this format it would make sense.

    When the "future" establishes a new standard and virtually everything is available in that standard THAT is when you change.

    And by the way. It sucks to look at anything in this narrow view. Movies, tv, games whatever. Even if they fit they look stupid.
    And yet people purchased 4K TV's long before there was content.
    04-07-2017 11:35 AM
  18. recDNA's Avatar
    And yet people purchased 4K TV's long before there was content.
    But like HD there was a promise of it coming. Netflix has some 4k shows (not many) and I believe there are UHD dvd now? To be honest I don't think it is smart to buy one b4 4k becomes the standard. How long do you keep a phone? 2 years max? Will 2.05:1 be the standard for apps and games and Youtube within 2 years? I would prefer 16:9 simply because it looks better. There are however other features like HDMI and DeX and Miracast and 835 processor that I love.
    04-07-2017 11:39 AM
  19. Lodingi's Avatar
    But like HD there was a promise of it coming. Netflix has some 4k shows (not many) and I believe there are UHD dvd now? To be honest I don't think it is smart to buy one b4 4k becomes the standard. How long do you keep a phone? 2 years max? Will 2.05:1 be the standard for apps and games and Youtube within 2 years? I would prefer 16:9 simply because it looks better. There are however other features like HDMI and DeX and Miracast and 835 processor that I love.
    I'm going to change my answer. I chose the S8+ because I freaking love it. Are you satisfied?
    04-07-2017 11:47 AM
  20. recDNA's Avatar
    I'm going to change my answer. I chose the S8+ because I freaking love it. Are you satisfied?
    I'm not saying anybody shouldn't love it! There are things about it I love and I would definitely go with 8+ over 8 because it is wider
    Lodingi likes this.
    04-07-2017 11:50 AM
  21. bassplayrguy's Avatar
    Yes, S8 is not big enough. IMHO even the S8+'s size is marginal, to the point that I may cancel my pre-order and wait for the Note 8. I want a 6" screen with a 16:9 ratio.
    You won't get that with the Note series. The Note will follow the S8+. Traditionally the note has had bigger screens but not there are no more bezels to remove. This ratio is the new Norm.
    04-07-2017 12:00 PM
  22. bassplayrguy's Avatar
    But there is no big movement to this new standard. Why be the beta tester? This would be like. owning an HD TV before there was a single thing available in HD.

    TV shows were produced in 16:9 for years before they were even available for viewing by any device. If all the games and movies and tv and youtube were already available in this format it would make sense.

    When the "future" establishes a new standard and virtually everything is available in that standard THAT is when you change.

    And by the way. It sucks to look at anything in this narrow view. Movies, tv, games whatever. Even if they fit they look stupid.
    I just spent time with the s8+ looking at videos and games. I have to disagree, you are way off base. They both looked stunning.
    JokiingSutra likes this.
    04-07-2017 12:03 PM
  23. bassplayrguy's Avatar
    I never order. I buy in store. I'm waiting for Note 8. It it also is 2.05 to 1 aspect I will make a decision. I hope. it isn't bit Samsung tends to carry these trends like all of them have the curved edges now. I expect the Note 8 to look the same. Maybe bigger but the same ratio. If so I might even buy an S8+. I'm hoping there are enough complaints that they return to 16/9 like they returned to the removable sd card after removing it. The 835 processor sounds great so no question I will want some phone that has it. We'll see what Pixel 2 and LG V30 look like.

    I am still attracted to Samsung because despite all I think it has the best snapshot camera. I like it better than Pixel.

    Is HDMI disabled in S8/8+ as with 7 series?

    Just looked it up. HDMI works! That's a big positive for me. There is an official Sammy adapter. The Dex Dock also looks interesting and Miracast is supported. Those are huge features for me.
    This move isn't a Samsung thing. Other manufacturers are going to this as well. If it were just Samsung doing it I could see your point. The note will follow suit.
    Viscomi4444 and JokiingSutra like this.
    04-07-2017 12:07 PM
  24. recDNA's Avatar
    I just spent time with the s8+ looking at videos and games. I have to disagree, you are way off base. They both looked stunning.
    I'm glad you enjoyed them! I played in crop mode and lost half of score section on lower left but could still play. It was some game already installed at the ATT store. Smash was fine. No issues. As I said I like crop mode. I hate the black lines. Purists don't mind them. I use stretch mode on tv too when necessary. I like a full screen experience. At least there is an option to fill the screen.
    04-07-2017 12:07 PM
  25. recDNA's Avatar
    You won't get that with the Note series. The Note will follow the S8+. Traditionally the note has had bigger screens but not there are no more bezels to remove. This ratio is the new Norm.
    Is the G6 also 2.05:1? Not being wise guy I don't know.
    04-07-2017 12:08 PM
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