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Topic # 32878 26-Apr-2009 10:59
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Word is on wikipedia (and I'm sure I saw it somewhere else) is that Sky News goes 16x9 today, just checked and its still 4x3

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  Reply # 209464 26-Apr-2009 13:21
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The times are generally GMT. You may have noticed that NZST is 12 hours ahead of this.




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  Reply # 209485 26-Apr-2009 14:34
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Think it's been delayed until Sunday May 17 due to internal setup problems at Sky News Australia

 
 
 
 




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  Reply # 209498 26-Apr-2009 16:10
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I'm guessing Sky NZ has to make a few changes on this end as they put the ".co.nz" logo over top of the Australian one

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  Reply # 209511 26-Apr-2009 17:50
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about time, now all we need is the active service too  Undecided

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  Reply # 209521 26-Apr-2009 18:29
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Wooppie do. With a 16x9 screen they can put even more crappy red and white logos on the screen




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  Reply # 209548 26-Apr-2009 19:40
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Problem is at the Sydney end according to an Aussie chat site



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  Reply # 215321 17-May-2009 09:13
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Sky NZ are now broadcasting this channel in 16x9 but its pillar boxed, I assume they have not flicked it to wide screen in australia yet?

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  Reply # 215395 17-May-2009 17:35
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It is wide screen now. The news is pillar boxed, but saw sky movies advertised and the hdi box and they were all in wide screen.

Just waiting for the news to end and more adverts to come on, so I can enjoy some more wide screen lol.



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  Reply # 215399 17-May-2009 18:13
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Yeah thats what I mean, Sky NZ are transmitting this channel in 16x9 and inserting ads at full size, but the Australian end still looks like its running 4x3, eg the banner on the bottom of the screen doesn't reach to both sides of the screen

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  Reply # 215448 17-May-2009 22:45
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Yup, it's this :

Kiwi Pete: Think it's been delayed until Sunday May 17 due to internal setup problems at Sky News Australia


As per MediaSpy.org site.

Despite the best intentions, changing over th 16x9 means a LOT of ducks need to be lined up in a row, but's it's funny just how many little things get forgotten.

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  Reply # 215937 19-May-2009 14:45
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I just wish they would change discovery to widescreen...

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  Reply # 216031 19-May-2009 18:39
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WaffleMakerMan: I just wish they would change discovery to widescreen...


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  Reply # 216039 19-May-2009 19:08
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Prime news wide screen now to. Guess they didn't want postage stamp effect when replayed on old sky news.

+1 for discovery wide screen and other doco channels as well. Plenty of content looks like it's sourced in wide screen. i.e. postage stamped.

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  Reply # 216054 19-May-2009 19:36
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+1 for discovery, and history and living (WAF) which are also postage stamped. And Cartoon Network (for the kids). Even my kids notice that they can watch Star Wars Clone Wars in widescreen on TV3 (and upscaled) at the same time as Sky broadcast it in alley-vision.




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  Reply # 216080 19-May-2009 20:40
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will go one better, give us Discovery HD and Nat Geo HD

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