This is another one of the infamous cropped shots, why they couldn't have panned up and left all the sign in is a mystery. It actually looks like they cropped everything off the top and nothing off the bottom, so it'slike they just left it centred. Unless they considered the dirt to be more important than the joke on the sign.
The "HD" versions of the episodes are so poor in so many places, you wonder how they got allowed through. They were clearly so desperate to get widescreen and "HD" versions, they rushed the whole process. And now it seems we're stuck with these copies, like Star Wars fans are stuck with George Lucas's endless tinkering.
The Buffy HD remasters (also done by Fox) are just as infamous. Though at least they did rescan the original film in HD for that, unlike The Simpsons which is just the SD tapes cropped, upscaled and put through some sort of processing to sharpen the lines, clean up film dirt and brighten the colours.
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