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Topic # 51536 28-Nov-2009 13:50
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The December 2009 Skywatch magazine reports that E! and Fashion TV are going 16:9 widescreen on December 1st. Don't shoot the messenger, it isn't my fault.Wink

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  Reply # 277463 29-Nov-2009 14:02
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Is that not a good thing? In 10 years time it might go HD! lol :)

I guess your aiming apologies at customers who dont have WS TV's... but i'm sure Sky allows you to letter box channels for those older TV's.

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  Reply # 277465 29-Nov-2009 14:27
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More channels in wide-screen all the better!

 
 
 
 


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Reply # 277468 29-Nov-2009 14:49
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scorpiworld: Is that not a good thing? In 10 years time it might go HD! lol :)

I guess your aiming apologies at customers who dont have WS TV's... but i'm sure Sky allows you to letter box channels for those older TV's.


The apology will be for the channels to go widescreen... rather than give geeks decent channels they improve channels where the avergage viewer would not care the about the ratio .



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  Reply # 277667 30-Nov-2009 07:59
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Yes, I would rather have Discovery channel go widescreen than those two!

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  Reply # 277721 30-Nov-2009 10:24
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If 90% of channels aren't widescreen by the end of next year I'll bbe pissed. WS isn't even a luxury these days (well it shouldnt be)

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  Reply # 277733 30-Nov-2009 10:51
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What I really don't understand is why Discovery isn't already WS. It's a channel produced (I believe) in Singapore solely for the AU/NZ market. Virtually all the content is now 16:9 which is why virtually every show is now broadcast in 4:3 letterbox.

I just wouldn't have thought there would have been a lot of changes required to move.

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  Reply # 277736 30-Nov-2009 10:59
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History is another classic where increasing amounts of the content is widescreen that is then letterboxed thus producing a nice black border right around the show. I can either zoom the picture or pretend the TV is a 32" with a really big bezel.




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  Reply # 278050 30-Nov-2009 21:09
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tstone: The December 2009 Skywatch magazine reports that E! and Fashion TV are going 16:9 widescreen on December 1st. Don't shoot the messenger, it isn't my fault.Wink


I am surprised they dont want to charge us extra!!!

Its hightime they showed more HD channels...one in particular is Discovery and/or History and a news channel.
Also would like to see scifi channel.


Comeon Sky get it going.

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  Reply # 278078 30-Nov-2009 22:07
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mattbush:Its hightime they showed more HD channels...one in particular is Discovery and/or History and a news channel.
Also would like to see scifi channel.


Comeon Sky get it going.


News in HD would be a total waste because virtually all the content would be SD. The news world is still very much 4:3 - even 16:9 is a long away off, let along HD!


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  Reply # 278080 30-Nov-2009 22:09
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I understand on one of the C-band satellites Fashion TV is in HD, so i suppose it's technially possible to be in HD...

oh well, two cr_p channels in 16:9 is better than nothing I suppose

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  Reply # 278170 1-Dec-2009 09:46
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Maybe they could HD Prime, both via satellite and Freeview DTT. As I understand it plenty of the shows on Prime are available in HD, particularly the Ozzy ones.




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  Reply # 278223 1-Dec-2009 12:06
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Quite a number of the shows on TV now (esp from the US) are HD aren't they? Is cost the reason they don't show them in HD here?

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  Reply # 278242 1-Dec-2009 13:00
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Satch: Quite a number of the shows on TV now (esp from the US) are HD aren't they? Is cost the reason they don't show them in HD here?


Yep, the costs to transfer HD data from overseas is a limiting factor, the Sky studio has been upgraded and can handle HD content its just getting in to NZ that I read from the Sky Investor booklet.

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  Reply # 278444 1-Dec-2009 18:49
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sbiddle: What I really don't understand is why Discovery isn't already WS. It's a channel produced (I believe) in Singapore solely for the AU/NZ market. Virtually all the content is now 16:9 which is why virtually every show is now broadcast in 4:3 letterbox.

I just wouldn't have thought there would have been a lot of changes required to move.



Add to that History CH..




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  Reply # 278511 1-Dec-2009 21:47
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yip, E! is in widescreen now (544x576 16:9 25 fps), but not yet Fashion TV (544x576 4:3 25 fps)

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