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Topic # 28650 7-Dec-2008 16:47
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Maybe because I don't watch TCL cable TV for the OTA channels much (prefer to use DVB-S) I hadn't noticed this. But the other day I switched to TV1 on the (digital) cable and was surprised to see that the quality wasn't too bad. Switching between TCL cable and DVB-S only showed a marginal increase in quality (slightly sharper) and hardly noticeable. Noticed the same on TV2 and TV3. Of course the other channels (E1, Food etc.) don't seem to be any better.  Did they do something lately?




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  Reply # 182601 7-Dec-2008 16:57
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Source feed changed for TV1 and TV2. Analogue TV1 and 2 are also now letteredboxed rather than centre cut.


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  Reply # 182625 7-Dec-2008 19:06
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and being letterboxed on a onlder 4:3 tv makes the vertical height a bit smaller giving the illusion it looks better.

But the quality have been better lately I think as well.




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  Reply # 182630 7-Dec-2008 20:29
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sbiddle: Source feed changed for TV1 and TV2. Analogue TV1 and 2 are also now letteredboxed rather than centre cut.




Prime TV also better now.




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I am watching on a 58" TV (16:9 1080i). I do notice that the AR changes when you switch channels. You go to a channel and it's vertically stretched for a minute and then expands to fill the screen.  Must be something in the signal to signal wide AR which my TV recognises?




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  Reply # 182639 7-Dec-2008 21:36
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Yes, the set top box will output the 16:9 signal (depending on what aspect ratio you have it set to) to change your TV from 4:3 to 16:9.




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