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Larry the Loafer4,844 posts since 2 Jul 2005
Granada North West Today
It'd be a shame to see it go because it has absolutely no competition. Even after over 20 years of broadcasting, there still isn't a channel like it. I hope it's simply a matter of seeing it change hands. Without sounding too much like Akinbola, I'd quite like to see what'd happen to it under UKTV's control. I'm assuming they'll have better access to the BBC's archives than Sky do.
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noggin12,753 posts since 26 Jun 2001
Looks like stretchyvision is back on Challenge Sad

They appear to now no be longer broadcasting 4:3 stuff pillarboxed but instead forcing it to fill a 16:9 frame.

It was only a month since they started pillarboxing.


If this is an SD outlet - are they not using MPEG2 header switching? (Sky HD boxes ignore this on anything but Auto mode, and I hear Sky Q boxes ignore it entirely?)
Neil Jones4,027 posts since 23 Dec 2001
Central (West) Midlands Today
Sometimes I think Strike It Lucky/Rich strived to set records for the longest Part One of a half hour show, with a 20/21 minute segment becoming pretty much the norm after a while. Of course it probably balances out as I remember the remake of Take Your Pick had a very short first part.
Neil Jones4,027 posts since 23 Dec 2001
Central (West) Midlands Today
Looks like stretchyvision is back on Challenge Sad

They appear to now no be longer broadcasting 4:3 stuff pillarboxed but instead forcing it to fill a 16:9 frame.

It was only a month since they started pillarboxing.


Very pleased to see that the picture is now back to 4:3 full screen.


Rolling Eyes The correct way to watch 4:3 material on a widescreen TV is in 4:3. If this means having black bars either side of the 4:3 picture (whether generated by the broadcaster or the TV) then so be it. If you don't like that then that's your problem. There is no other appropriate configuration, anybody who says otherwise is, to put it politely, misinformed.
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