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Topic # 13218 28-Apr-2007 19:18
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Noted something interesting tonight. TV3 is now sourcing its rugby (Super 14) highlights from the Rugby Channel for local Super 14 games rather than Sky so it can show them in widescreen - nice touch! They are certainly getting in WS all the way.

Now have to find a way to  integrate Freeview into my current PVR system which is setup to record from TCL cable at the moment.




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  Reply # 68781 28-Apr-2007 19:40
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They have been doing this for a few weeks now. If you're watching a terrestrial 4:3 feed none of it is reformatted either so you end up with a center cut picture!




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  Reply # 68783 28-Apr-2007 19:49
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sbiddle: They have been doing this for a few weeks now. If you're watching a terrestrial 4:3 feed none of it is reformatted either so you end up with a center cut picture!



Interesting - up till now I have watched most of my news on TV1 including sports highlights. Only switched to TV3 now the PQ is better. TV3 on TCL cable is very poor but it will be interesting to see what TCL does when Freeview launches officially. Sources in TCL tell me that they are looking at the alternative feed but will wait for the official launch.




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  Reply # 68814 29-Apr-2007 13:25
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correct, all rugby highlights clips are now in 16:9, as they should be. This too will mean the RWC at the end of the year will be in widescreen. I thought the U19 WC would be too, but it wasn't. As well as the rugby, TV3 are sourcing their NRL footage off Foxtel, showing that footage in widescreen too. All NRL games, including games in NZ are broadcast in widescreen, except in NZ.

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Yea I noticed that. I absolutely love the wide screen touch. I have My Sky and if I record a movie that I like, I can now watch the whole thing in wide screen instead of just in 4:3 and keep it and watch it like a normal movie (but with ads), but I know I'm not missing anything.

I still don't know why some of the ads that are obviously in wide screen, are still in 4:3 (thick 4:3 black bars at the sides letter box bars at the top and bottom). There are only a few ads like this though.






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