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Meridian AM Meridian (South) South Today
d4ky posted:
My Gold channel 810 is now 4:3 rather than 16:9.

Gold SD has always been stretched so watch that rather than HD but I’ve now noticed as of two days ago that’s stopped? Is it just my sky box or has this changed?

My 810 is now 4:3 too. Yes, it used to be 4:3 stretched.
I prefer it not stretched.
james-2001 Central (East) East Midlands Today
They were never stretched, they've always properly switched between 4:3 and 16:9. If it was stretched, then that's based on how either your TV or digital box were set up.
PFML84 UTV Newsline
Perhaps with the change to the new playout facilities, they are broadcasting their channels in 16:9 permanently and pillarboxing 4:3 content at source and broadcasting it in a 16:9 frame?

Channel 5 do this as do a few other networks so perhaps UKTV are following suit? Usually though when they do this, the DOG stays in the 16:9 area it usually is in, so they might have updated the settings to move it in for 4:3 content, though given what I've seen of its placement on 4:3 content since the change in facilities, it could do with a little tweaking.
Last edited by PFML84 on 1 November 2020 11:25am - 2 times in total
plymouthbloke1974 West Country (West) Spotlight
Looks like they are pillarboxing 4:3 on Gold SD.

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