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JA
james-2001 Central (East) East Midlands Today
Do they? I've never noticed that, always been the same on both when I've looked. Not sure it even makes sense to show the 4:3 version on HD and the 16:9 on SD when the 16:9 versions are HD (well, psuedo-HD with some awful picture processing).
ME
mediamonkeyuk Granada North West Today
Not true, they aren’t using the new pseudo HD prints at all. Just the old 4:3 SD copies being played out but stretched to 16:9 with no cropping on the SD channel. 4HD pillarboxes any 4:3 content rather than stretch it
JA
james-2001 Central (East) East Midlands Today
It's not stretched on SD either, it's shown in 4:3, just many people have their TVs or STBs set up to stretch 4:3 content.
VM
VMPhil Granada North West Today
Not true, they aren’t using the new pseudo HD prints at all. Just the old 4:3 SD copies being played out but stretched to 16:9 with no cropping on the SD channel. 4HD pillarboxes any 4:3 content rather than stretch it

That'll be only on Sky, who for some unfathomable reason don't have an option on their set top boxes to display 4:3 SD broadcasts in their actual aspect ratio rather than stretching them to 16:9.
JA
james-2001 Central (East) East Midlands Today
Not true, they aren’t using the new pseudo HD prints at all. Just the old 4:3 SD copies being played out but stretched to 16:9 with no cropping on the SD channel. 4HD pillarboxes any 4:3 content rather than stretch it

That'll be only on Sky, who for some unfathomable reason don't have an option on their set top boxes to display 4:3 SD broadcasts in their actual aspect ratio rather than stretching them to 16:9.


Well, regular Sky HD boxes do if you set the resolution to "auto" (though then you have to put up with several seconds of the picture changing format when going between SD and HD channels). Sky Q boxes though indeed don't even give you that option, which is baffling.
CC
CCFG (previously TheBritishLeo) Granada North West Today
It's not stretched on SD either, it's shown in 4:3, just many people have their TVs or STBs set up to stretch 4:3 content.


Oh, well now I realise I did after turning to 4:3 when playing Family Guy Season 1 on DVD, I turned to 16:9 rather than auto.
I'm convinced Merit was a placeholder.

16 days later

CC
CCFG (previously TheBritishLeo) Granada North West Today
Did anyone see the DOG error on Tuesdays Simpsons? I heard about it but I didn't manage to get the DOG error since I didn't watch it.
I'm convinced Merit was a placeholder.
NJ
Neil Jones Founding member Central (West) Midlands Today
Did anyone see the DOG error on Tuesdays Simpsons? I heard about it but I didn't manage to get the DOG error since I didn't watch it.


https://tvforum.uk/forums/post1248136#post-1248136
CC
CCFG (previously TheBritishLeo) Granada North West Today
Did anyone see the DOG error on Tuesdays Simpsons? I heard about it but I didn't manage to get the DOG error since I didn't watch it.


https://tvforum.uk/forums/post1248136#post-1248136





Yes, I know. Just felt like posting it in the official Simpsons thread.
I'm convinced Merit was a placeholder.
AS
Asa Admin Meridian (South East) South East Today
Yes, I know. Just felt like posting it in the official Simpsons thread.

You saw the post but still decided to post in here? Please don't do that, that sounds like you're just posting for the sake of it.
CC
CCFG (previously TheBritishLeo) Granada North West Today
OK then.
I'm convinced Merit was a placeholder.

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