Make your own free website on Tripod.com

Glossary of terms used in DVD reviews

Aspect Ratio

This refers to the ratio between the width and height of the screen.

For example, the aspect ratio (AR) of a (standard definition) TV screen is 4:3. The AR of an HDTV screen is 16:9.

Bumper

Bumpers are the short scenes right before or after a commercial break in a TV show. Frequently bumpers inform viewers that the program "will return after these messages" or that the show has now returned.