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  1. anon9347040's Avatar
    Stuck at Pearson waiting on a late night flight to Queens. Pretty quiet around here so I figured I'd knuckle down and watch a couple of shows I have loaded up on here.

    While it's true that the square nature of the screen makes widescreen/HD viewing a little awkward, the screen is perfect for a guy like me who was a child of the '80s. Standard res TV programs look great on the screen.

    Watching an episode of The Dukes of Hazzard right now. Here's a screenshot of Daisy for old times sake.
    What are you watching right now?-img_20150902_232631.png

    Posted via BlackBerry Passport Red Edition
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    09-02-15 10:37 PM
  2. extisis's Avatar
    i watch It's Always Sunny on my Z30 and PlayBook, got all the episodes loaded

    Question though; most movies even old ones are remastered and reformatted to widescreen. On the PP, does that top right button give the option for a 4:3 zoom on the screen even on 16:9 videos?
    09-02-15 11:05 PM
  3. 13Blackcoins's Avatar
    I have absolutely no problems watching video in letterbox. It does not bother me one bit.
    09-02-15 11:13 PM
  4. anon9347040's Avatar
    Doesn't bother me either watching stuff in widescreen. I just really like the fact that the older stuff is a near fit for the screen.

    Yeah, the box in the corner changes zoom settings. If you watch letterbox content in 4:3 though, I believe the sides get cut out of your program.

    Posted via BlackBerry Passport Red Edition
    09-02-15 11:55 PM
  5. Smply_Rckless's Avatar
    Curious George with my son & daughter


    Sent from my iPhone 6 Plus  using Tapatalk
    09-02-15 11:58 PM
  6. extisis's Avatar
    Doesn't bother me either watching stuff in widescreen. I just really like the fact that the older stuff is a near fit for the screen.

    Yeah, the box in the corner changes zoom settings. If you watch letterbox content in 4:3 though, I believe the sides get cut out of your program.

    Posted via BlackBerry Passport Red Edition
    that's exactly what happened when you watched your 80's videos in letterbox format on the tube TVs, all the widescreen goodness got cut off the original 16:9 film. thus, these movies were formatted to fit better in 4:3.
    09-03-15 12:07 AM
  7. bleninger's Avatar
    This letterbox complaint from iPhone users has confused me. I have a work-issued iPhone 5 (not the newest but not that old). If I hold the iPhone screen next to my personal BlackBerry Passport running a video, the visible part of the video is about the size of the iPhone screen (a tiny bit smaller, but not by much). So I am seeing essentially the same size video on both my Passport and the iPhone, its just the Passport has a letterbox around it. And so that makes the Passport video experience bad?

    Now I agree with the newer larger iPhones and Androids, there is a difference. But people were complaining about this before there were many of the large screen phones on the market. If you were happy with your iPhone 5 playing videos, then you'll be fine with the Passport playing videos too.
    09-03-15 09:46 AM
  8. jdesignz's Avatar
    Mr Robot finale season!

    Pasaporte Pilipinas | SQW100-1/10.3.2.26xx
    09-03-15 10:24 AM
  9. mrlahjr's Avatar
    Nothing

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    09-03-15 10:36 AM
  10. anon9347040's Avatar
    This letterbox complaint from iPhone users has confused me. I have a work-issued iPhone 5 (not the newest but not that old). If I hold the iPhone screen next to my personal BlackBerry Passport running a video, the visible part of the video is about the size of the iPhone screen (a tiny bit smaller, but not by much). So I am seeing essentially the same size video on both my Passport and the iPhone, its just the Passport has a letterbox around it. And so that makes the Passport video experience bad?

    Now I agree with the newer larger iPhones and Androids, there is a difference. But people were complaining about this before there were many of the large screen phones on the market. If you were happy with your iPhone 5 playing videos, then you'll be fine with the Passport playing videos too.
    This was a simple thread to post clips of videos people were watching on their Passports. You decide to come in here and start delivering a sermon that quite frankly...nobody asked for.

    Who started complaining that the Passport video experience was bad? Who actually said that verbatim?

    Nobody. Before delivering lectures, you should learn that there is an obvious difference between complaints and observations.

    My stating that watching letterbox content on the PP screen was a little awkward due to its square size was just an observation. If I had said that watching letterbox content on the PP screen was absolute f**king horses**t, that would be a different story. I was never an iPhone 5 user anyways so your premise does not include me.

    Posted via BlackBerry Passport Red Edition
    Last edited by D Ryan; 09-03-15 at 12:49 PM.
    09-03-15 12:26 PM
  11. nappalonia's Avatar
    Final epsiode of Mr. Robot!

    Posted via my OGBBPP!
    09-03-15 01:40 PM
  12. anon9347040's Avatar
    Final epsiode of Mr. Robot!

    Posted via my OGBBPP!
    Haven't had the chance to watch that. Good show?
    09-03-15 03:37 PM
  13. 93Aero's Avatar
    Just finished a movie called Zipper, BlackBerry Z10 at beginning and a Bold 9900 throughout used by husband and wife main characters.

    PassportSQW100-1/10.3.2.2339 Q10SQN100-5/10.3.1.2576 Posted via CB
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    09-03-15 05:24 PM
  14. iToya's Avatar
    Buffy The Vampire Slayer! Season 7, while home for a few days.

    Posted via CB10
    09-03-15 08:19 PM
  15. extisis's Avatar
    Stuck at Pearson waiting on a late night flight to Queens. Pretty quiet around here so I figured I'd knuckle down and watch a couple of shows I have loaded up on here.

    While it's true that the square nature of the screen makes widescreen/HD viewing a little awkward, the screen is perfect for a guy like me who was a child of the '80s. Standard res TV programs look great on the screen.

    Watching an episode of The Dukes of Hazzard right now. Here's a screenshot of Daisy for old times sake.
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    Posted via BlackBerry Passport Red Edition
    the more i look at it the resolution seems like a toss between 16:9 and 4:3 on the PP.

    What are you watching right now?-prphotobeforecinedigitar.jpg

    remember 2.35:1 resolution? black bars even on a widescreen.
    09-03-15 09:26 PM
  16. mrlahjr's Avatar
    Sheep

    TMO  Z10,STL100-3/10.2.1.2156
    09-03-15 11:21 PM
  17. MontoyaOscar84's Avatar
    This thread...
    09-04-15 12:00 AM
  18. extisis's Avatar
    This comment...

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    09-04-15 01:05 AM
  19. anon9347040's Avatar
    This comment...

    Posted via CB10
    Montoya is not happy. He was hoping I would start one of those wonderful "Can we run Android on our Passport?" threads, but I think we've seen enough of those.

    Watching Goldfinger right now. James is meeting ***** Galore for the first time.

    How funny. CrackBerry's censors don't allow for her name to be posted.

    What are you watching right now?-img_20150904_023525.png

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    09-04-15 01:37 AM
  20. Draven2666's Avatar
    Scrolling through cb on Passport while watching Angel season 2 on tablet.

    Posted via CB10
    09-04-15 01:42 AM
  21. brianwiebe's Avatar
    What's your source for the 80's shows?

    BPWiebe on the beautiful Silver Edition Passport.
    09-04-15 10:20 AM
  22. anon9347040's Avatar
    What's your source for the 80's shows?

    BPWiebe on the beautiful Silver Edition Passport.
    Most of them are conversions from VHS or DVD. Some of them are purchases back from when I was part of the Apple ecosystem that I converted for playback on my other devices.
    09-04-15 04:23 PM
  23. mrlahjr's Avatar
    YouTube

    TMO  Z10,STL100-3/10.2.1.2156
    09-04-15 08:35 PM
  24. anon9347040's Avatar
    I have a bunch of music videos on my Passport as well. Love this song from Pressure and I'll be spending Christmas with family in St. Thomas this year.


    What are you watching right now?-img_20150904_213956.png

    Posted via BlackBerry Passport Red Edition
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    09-04-15 08:42 PM
  25. california governor's Avatar
    Homeland HBO.

    Posted via CA Governor's BB Passport SE *
    09-04-15 10:16 PM
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