sbiddle: There are still a lot of Australian ads appearing in 4:3 I've just got back from a couple of weeks over there and noticed a surprising number of ads being transmitted in 4:3 on the digital channels.
One thing that is great however is the TV guide's all indicate what shows are WS. I was slightly surprised myself at the number of 4:3 ads considering so many people now get their TV from a digital source.
I don't mind watching shows in 4:3 on a 16:9 TV but find the constant changing during ad breaks between 4:3 and 16:9 ads quite annoying.
lurker: Thanks Telstraclear for putting TV3 in widescreen, just noticed it today too. With the cable speed boost this is turning out to be a good week.
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cyril7: The other thing to remember is that we are talking about ads. Sorry Tom, but I dont watch ads, I zoom past them, I have other things to fill my day other than watching marketing on TV.
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chiefie: and for the weird reason, my TV doesn't stretch it to remove the black columns on the side, regardless what setting I changed to... annoying but hopefully all broadcast will soon be full WS compliant.
lchiu7:lurker: Thanks Telstraclear for putting TV3 in widescreen, just noticed it today too. With the cable speed boost this is turning out to be a good week.
Just noticed today also. But still not as clear as the Freeview transmission
TomAckroyd: cyril7, Nety - I'll get me coat.
*goes back under rock*
- C4 will not be available in widescreen until the Head End upgrade below is completed, due to lack of the correct equipment to support the providers feed.
- We are currently working closely with Sky TV and TVNZ to agree on a possible interim technical solution to the quality of the feeds and also allow for the TVNZ widescreen launch, which is now delayed to approximately 22 September.
- Our Head End and Architecture teams are planning one of the largest Head end upgrades in the last 10 years to expand our channel capacity and improve our technical capabilities in many areas including support for MPEG transmission. Picture quality improvements will also be part of this work. This is planned for phased introduction from late September 2007 to late October 2007. TVNZ widescreen carriage on InHome TV will not be possible until approximately mid October.
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