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Topic # 57536 16-Feb-2010 20:51
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Apparently the SD feed of ESPN is now broadcasting in WS (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/ESPN_Australia), is there any word of it coming to sky? Would be a nice stopgap until sky gets ESPN HD in 2020.

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  Reply # 299634 16-Feb-2010 22:46
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I assume you mean in Australia, cos it certainly isn't here

Video Format 544x576 4:3 25 fps

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  Reply # 299645 16-Feb-2010 23:43
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im pretty sure sky get there ESPN feed from singapore. correct me if im wrong.




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  Reply # 299742 17-Feb-2010 12:49
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Had mysky and HD installed a couple of days ago.
Am stunned that ESPN is still in stretched SD.

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  Reply # 299743 17-Feb-2010 12:53
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matepoon: Had mysky and HD installed a couple of days ago.

Am stunned that ESPN is still in stretched SD.


It's only stretch on your TV then not on the rest of us.. My TV auto switches the Sky aspect ratios..




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  Reply # 299748 17-Feb-2010 13:13
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old3eyes:
matepoon: Had mysky and HD installed a couple of days ago.

Am stunned that ESPN is still in stretched SD.


It's only stretch on your TV then not on the rest of us.. My TV auto switches the Sky aspect ratios..


So you mean it just letterboxes the picture for you?
I think I actually did set that in the system settings.
Will have to take another look. Am just learning my way around the system. Smile

Even so, that doesn't change the fact that it's 4:3 SD. Cry


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  Reply # 299824 17-Feb-2010 16:01
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It is almost criminal to show the champions league football on ESPN - The quality on a 40" LCD is terrible.

I would quite happily pay a premium for ESPN HD just for the champions league... I really hope they are looking at providing the HD channel soon!

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  Reply # 299829 17-Feb-2010 16:12
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richardgnz: It is almost criminal to show the champions league football on ESPN - The quality on a 40" LCD is terrible.

I would quite happily pay a premium for ESPN HD just for the champions league... I really hope they are looking at providing the HD channel soon!


too right, that's why i'm so in love with SBS right now, a better mix of games, and in upscaled HD.  Yum.


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  Reply # 300005 18-Feb-2010 07:43
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matepoon: Had mysky and HD installed a couple of days ago.
Am stunned that ESPN is still in stretched SD.


I'm stunned you didn't check out what you were paying for before you got it.

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  Reply # 300025 18-Feb-2010 08:39
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matepoon:
old3eyes:
matepoon: Had mysky and HD installed a couple of days ago.

Am stunned that ESPN is still in stretched SD.


It's only stretch on your TV then not on the rest of us.. My TV auto switches the Sky aspect ratios..


So you mean it just letterboxes the picture for you?
I think I actually did set that in the system settings.
Cry




No.  My STB is set to 16x9.  When I select a channel that is 16x9 it goes that way.  If the channel  is 4x3 it sets it to 4x3.  There is no letterbox or "fatovision"  If you are getting this then check your STB or your TV settings. The TV should be set to something like "Normal"   not "Full Screen"  which is what allot of people set their sets to just to fill up the screen.




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  Reply # 300026 18-Feb-2010 08:44
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old3eyes:
matepoon:
old3eyes:
matepoon: Had mysky and HD installed a couple of days ago.

Am stunned that ESPN is still in stretched SD.


It's only stretch on your TV then not on the rest of us.. My TV auto switches the Sky aspect ratios..


So you mean it just letterboxes the picture for you?
I think I actually did set that in the system settings.
Cry




No.  My STB is set to 16x9.  When I select a channel that is 16x9 it goes that way.  If the channel  is 4x3 it sets it to 4x3.  There is no letterbox or "fatovision"  If you are getting this then check your STB or your TV settings. The TV should be set to something like "Normal"   not "Full Screen"  which is what allot of people set their sets to just to fill up the screen.


Thanks, I checked it out last night.
My tv is not set to stretch anything.

There is a seperate setting in the mysky box for HD and SD with regards to stretching the picture or leaving it letterboxed.

So I'm all sorted now.

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  Reply # 300046 18-Feb-2010 10:05
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anyone got an official response from skytv as to why espn is not being broadcast in SD widescreen 16:9? If you want to ask skytv you can email them http://skytv.custhelp.com

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