Geekzone: technology news, blogs, forums
Guest
Welcome Guest.
You haven't logged in yet. If you don't have an account you can register now.


251 posts

Ultimate Geek
+1 received by user: 1


Topic # 5804 27-Nov-2005 20:10
Send private message

Is it just me or have TCL digital finally started transmitting the Sky Movie channels in "proper" 16:9? Thank god for small mercies.




I can't brain today. I have the dumb.


Create new topic
I iz your trusted friend
5787 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 137

Mod Emeritus
Trusted
Lifetime subscriber

  Reply # 23964 28-Nov-2005 09:53
Send private message

errr many movies are broadcast in 16:9 (WS) anyway... regardless if it is on TCL or Sky.

if the movie is broadcasting in 16:9, it will have (WS) added to the end of the movie title when you use (i) info button.




Internet is my backyard...

 

«Geekzone blog: Tech 'n Chips Takeaway» «Personal blog: And then...»

 

Please read the Geekzone's FUG

 




251 posts

Ultimate Geek
+1 received by user: 1


  Reply # 23965 28-Nov-2005 10:40
Send private message

Well, up to recently, only the PPV channels were being sent out in true 16:9. The movie channels were being sent in 4:3 with enforced letterboxing added. When I queried TCL about this a few months ago they said they had not yet been sent the code from Sky for transmitting the movie channles in true 16:9. At least now the decoder outputs the correct aspect ratio for these channels to my telly.

When the TCL Analogue service was first released, they were still sending some movies in 16:9 which, of course, was not supported by the analogue decoders. This meant that a large portion of the picture was being cropped out. This was when they added the enforced letterboxing (well, according to my mate at TCL...)




I can't brain today. I have the dumb.


I iz your trusted friend
5787 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 137

Mod Emeritus
Trusted
Lifetime subscriber

  Reply # 23988 28-Nov-2005 14:45
Send private message

hmmm i couldn't tell, as my tv automatically remove the black bars (it's a widescreen tv)




Internet is my backyard...

 

«Geekzone blog: Tech 'n Chips Takeaway» «Personal blog: And then...»

 

Please read the Geekzone's FUG

 




251 posts

Ultimate Geek
+1 received by user: 1


  Reply # 23989 28-Nov-2005 14:54
Send private message

Yah, so does mine. Is just nice to have it displaying at a decent resolution now.




I can't brain today. I have the dumb.


Create new topic

Twitter »

Follow us to receive Twitter updates when new discussions are posted in our forums:



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when news items and blogs are posted in our frontpage:



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when tech item prices are listed in our price comparison site:





News »

Hawaiki Transpacific cable ready-for-service
Posted 20-Jul-2018 11:29


Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central launches
Posted 10-Jul-2018 10:40


Spark completes first milestone in voice platform upgrade
Posted 10-Jul-2018 09:36


Microsoft ices heated developers
Posted 6-Jul-2018 20:16


PB Technologies charged for its extended warranties and warned for bait advertising
Posted 3-Jul-2018 15:45


Almost 20,000 people claim credits from Spark
Posted 29-Jun-2018 10:40


Cove sells NZ's first insurance policy via chatbot
Posted 25-Jun-2018 10:04


N4L helping TAKA Trust bridge the digital divide for Lower Hutt students
Posted 18-Jun-2018 13:08


Winners Announced for 2018 CIO Awards
Posted 18-Jun-2018 13:03


Logitech Rally sets new standard for USB-connected video conference cameras
Posted 18-Jun-2018 09:27


Russell Stanners steps down as Vodafone NZ CEO
Posted 12-Jun-2018 09:13


Intergen recognised as 2018 Microsoft Country Partner of the Year for New Zealand
Posted 12-Jun-2018 08:00


Finalists Announced For Microsoft NZ Partner Awards
Posted 6-Jun-2018 15:12


Vocus Group and Vodafone announce joint venture to accelerate fibre innovation
Posted 5-Jun-2018 10:52


Kogan.com to launch Kogan Mobile in New Zealand
Posted 4-Jun-2018 14:34



Geekzone Live »

Try automatic live updates from Geekzone directly in your browser, without refreshing the page, with Geekzone Live now.



Are you subscribed to our RSS feed? You can download the latest headlines and summaries from our stories directly to your computer or smartphone by using a feed reader.

Alternatively, you can receive a daily email with Geekzone updates.