Definitions for "Anamorphic widescreen"
refers to a DVD-Video that is encoded in the 16:9 widescreen aspect ratio format. DVD-Video can accommodate video encoding in either 4:3 aspect ratio or 16:9 aspect ratio. The 16:9 aspect ratio better suits movies that are theatrically shown in 1.85:1 or 2.35:1 aspect ratios. back to the previous page
DVDs that are said to be anamorphic widescreen are enhanced for television sets that support 16:9 compression (eg. widescreen and most high-end TVs). Please refer to Chapter 6 for more information.
DVD films that have extra lines of vertical resolution added to increase the video quality when played back on widescreen televisions (16:9), there is no increase in picture quality when playback is on a standard 4:3 television.