adj.— «Most people will watch a feature film letterboxed but if, in the future, you fork out the money for a 16:9 set Im sure you would be dissapointed if the picture was “pillarboxed.” The 14:9 is not squashed per say—it is full frame 16:9 cropped so you only lose a portion of the edges of frame whereas the height is left alone.» —“Re: POV and widescreen” by Pete Usenet: uk.media.tv.misc Mar. 6, 1998. (source: Double-Tongued Dictionary)

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