Slightly odd fault on Virgin Media this morning, in the North West region at least. BBC One North West on 101 is broadcasting in 4:3, with Breakfast and regional opts in 16:9 letterbox. As I have my box set up to show 4:3 programmes with pillar boxing, this means it has the postage stamp effect. Freeview is unaffected so this seems to be a cable-only problem. HD is unaffected of course.
Well, this has been fixed today, but it appears it’s because the feed has been switched from MPEG2 to MPEG4, which Virgin are currently in the process of doing with all their channels.
Someone on Cable Forum has spotted that an HD version of BBC One North West may be about to launch…