Pixel Envy

Written by Nick Heer.

Why Is Netflix Secretly Cropping Movies?

Jason Bailey, Flavorwire:

Basically, as those comparisons from What Netflix Does illustrate, they’ve been cropping off the sides of 2.39:1 images to fit them into a standard 16:9 widescreen image. It is, at its essence, the same thing as “pan and scanning,” but they’re not telling you that they’re doing it — and most viewers, without the obvious visual cue of black bars on the side of their TV, have no idea.

Not a good day for my views on streaming media.