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Topic # 29794 19-Jan-2009 19:35
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Looking at www.apsattv.com, BBC world right now should be in 16x9
appears sky are still doing 4x3 but I notice black bars on the image?

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  Reply # 190594 19-Jan-2009 19:55
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Sky (from memory) said they would be moving to 16:9 on the 19th Jan.

For the past week or so BBC World has actually been in 16:9 but has then been letterboxed by Sky before being transmitted as 4:3 which means it's postage stamp sized in the middle of the screen.

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  Reply # 191130 21-Jan-2009 20:02
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It's wide screen today.

Some programs are 4:3 like "Asia Business Report"

Looks a lot better, then it use to.

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  Reply # 191243 22-Jan-2009 11:08
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Yes, as I noted in the widescreen thread this was due on the 19th but didn't occur until today. I also note that TV1 rebroadcast of BBC World (that shows through the wee hours) also went widescreen today (coincidence?). Better late than neverSmile.


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  Reply # 191290 22-Jan-2009 13:15
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TV1 BBC World overnight has been 16x9 since TV1 went 16x9 themselves I believe.  I saw it about 6 months ago and it was full 16x9 and not postage stamp, and that's when I noticed Sky was only 4x3.  Good they are slowing changed their source arrangements.

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  Reply # 191294 22-Jan-2009 13:30
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pjamieson: TV1 BBC World overnight has been 16x9 since TV1 went 16x9 themselves I believe.  I saw it about 6 months ago and it was full 16x9 and not postage stamp, and that's when I noticed Sky was only 4x3.  Good they are slowing changed their source arrangements.


Incorrect. TV1 was 14:9 zoomed 4:3 in 16:9 frame. Both Sky and TVNZ sourced from the identical 4:3 feed, now 16:9.

Now that BBC is 16:9, I see that the BBC themselves practice this 14:9 zooming of 4:3 material, mainly US sourced material now of course. Yuck. I simply won't watch it.




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  Reply # 191435 23-Jan-2009 07:15
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pjamieson: TV1 BBC World overnight has been 16x9 since TV1 went 16x9 themselves I believe.  I saw it about 6 months ago and it was full 16x9 and not postage stamp, and that's when I noticed Sky was only 4x3.  Good they are slowing changed their source arrangements.

Sorry, I don't know what you've been watching pjamieson but TV1 always had that nasty zoomed BBC picture that chopped of the top and bottom of the picture.

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  Reply # 191646 23-Jan-2009 19:32
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It was a while ago (and I'm not often up at that hour to see it), but I went back and forwards between the 2 channels a several times and the BBC on TV ONE had more picture on the left and right hand side than was visible on Sky, so I thought it was 16x9, but I also remember it didn't seem to fit the full verticle, and looked a bit funny so it must have been 14x9.  In fact I just read Wikipedia and it says it was 14x9.

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