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  #121185 4-Apr-2008 20:13
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Analog in auckland was letterboxed somewhere between what tv3 is and tv1 is when I looked, can see the sides of 4:3 content on prime on my crt, which I cant on 2 and 3, but not the 1" that tv1 has.

Wish they would just do a normal center cut rather then this miniscule letterboxing carryon. Disappointing to see the news was not 16:9




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  #121199 4-Apr-2008 21:37
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sbiddle: Can somebody confirm what format Prime's analogue format is in? Is it true 16:9 or 4:3 center cut?

I just realised that TCL are actually transmitting Prime as 16:9 over their analogue network, it's a shame that they can't transmit all their channels like this!




Switching error.. Has now been corrected.  The channel should be 4:3 (which now it is).

The problem with the analogue network is you have to cater for people with 4:3 TV's.  There is no letterboxing
on Analogue set top boxes.  Digital is more flexible.

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  #121205 4-Apr-2008 22:07
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I really need to find some way to scam them into giving me one of those sky boxes that are locked to only prime, not likly since I can get an almost perfect picture with a paperclip ;(

Seems that with the lack of it on dvb-t and not being on sat in FTA, and that you cant get a box unless your outside of the UHF area you are screwed if you want to watch it in widescreen without shelling out $50 a month to sky.

So much for FTA IMO.




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  #121206 4-Apr-2008 22:09
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ZollyMonsta:
sbiddle: Can somebody confirm what format Prime's analogue format is in? Is it true 16:9 or 4:3 center cut?

I just realised that TCL are actually transmitting Prime as 16:9 over their analogue network, it's a shame that they can't transmit all their channels like this!




Switching error.. Has now been corrected.  The channel should be 4:3 (which now it is).


Damn! It's broken again! :-)

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  #121218 4-Apr-2008 23:04
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richms: Seems that with the lack of it on dvb-t and not being on sat in FTA, and that you cant get a box unless your outside of the UHF area you are screwed if you want to watch it in widescreen without shelling out $50 a month to sky.

I think you can get the "FTA" channels from sky for under $20 per month.  Although they don't advertise it, I know people that had bad VHF/UHF reception and this was a solution (also you can get the PPV stuff if you want).  Cheaper than shelling out $50 anyway.

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  #121223 5-Apr-2008 00:28
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The install is higher for that deal, and there is a term on it as well.

If it had alt tv on it as well I would go for it since I really miss alt, but its not worth it for 5 more inches of prime on each side.




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