The History channel on Channel 73 will go widescreen from Monday 1st March 2010. (Any 4x3 programmes will appear pillar-boxed).
Good job TCL, or should I say sky.
Maybe one day every channel will be widescreen!
rugrat: History channel doesn't look wide screen to me. Have bars all 4 sides of picture. Now march 4th. I'm on sky, maybe they forgot to push the button. Hows it on Telstra?
rugrat: I'm on a wide screen TV and watching with mysky decoder. It is the only widescreen channel doing this . It is also connected through HDMI. Other channels full up screen when wide screen program on.
rugrat: Thanks. Also if I press setup on remote I can change to pillar box and full screen and 14:9. On full time wide screen channels it is greyed out and not able to be changed. From this I'd conclude they forgot to turn the wide screen code on in the signal.
Nety: I do wish they would get Discovery done.. seems it is being left till last but is one channel that would realy benifit from being in widescreen
cyril7: 2010 and we still have 4:3 on these networks, I am a Sky direct customer by the way but the results are the same.
Our TV sits on the living channel a lot, (not me watching it) and its always screwed-o-vision. Why cannot Living and FoodTV get their stuff sorted. I was in Aus recently and noted that the two Foxtel networks that carry the same source material as the two noted above seem to get the AR correct, lets get with the program!!!!
Zolly, if you can talk to your contacts maybe you can convince them to put pressue on these channels to sort this. I have spoken to Living Channel a couple of times but all I get is blithering idots!!!