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Topic # 5804 27-Nov-2005 20:10
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Is it just me or have TCL digital finally started transmitting the Sky Movie channels in "proper" 16:9? Thank god for small mercies.




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  Reply # 23964 28-Nov-2005 09:53
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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.




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  Reply # 23965 28-Nov-2005 10:40
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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...)




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  Reply # 23988 28-Nov-2005 14:45
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hmmm i couldn't tell, as my tv automatically remove the black bars (it's a widescreen tv)




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  Reply # 23989 28-Nov-2005 14:54
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Yah, so does mine. Is just nice to have it displaying at a decent resolution now.




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