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|Originally posted by Akenyon:
Current station programming standards specify operating with the "FOX" logo fully visible (on the side of 4:3 and under 16:9 video - yes, the dreaded full black surround letterbox). Unfortunately this produces 4:4 NTSC video. Hey, it's their second day, they'll catch on.[/b]
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I have spoken to FOX network about the shows that are sopposedly
produced in true 16:9. I have checked some of these over the past few weeks
and comming through my processing equipment they appear to be 4:3 pictures
stuck into a 16:9 format. In other words what I am seeing is a 4:3 picture
with black side bars that fills up a 16:9 screen. If true 16:9 video is
comming from the FOX satellite receiver my equipment should recognize it and
pass the true 16:9 picture. It is possible my equipment is not configured
correctly by until I can verify that what I am putting into my processing
equipment is a true 16:9 480p signal I assume it is working correctly.
Over the past few weeks we have experienced several equipment failures
with the DTV signal. All of the problems have been corrected and since
Monday morning 11/27 we have been back on air full time with the DTV signal.
In addition we have had intermittant problems with regular FOX NTSC
satellite signals. FOX technicians were here at the station Monday of this
week. They have realigned their equipment and they feel the problem is
corrected. Since this was an intermittant problem only time will tell.
Paul K Smith
I just took a look at our processing equipment and sure enough someone
had changed the format converter to the 14:9 mode. This is why your picture
was stretched. I will be coming in to the station this Sunday to watch the
X-Files just to see if it does truly come down in 16:9 ( wall to wall
picture). If it truly is 16:9 I will make sure our equipment passes the
correct format. All of the FOX equipment seems to be working much better
since they were here. Thank you for your patience.
Paul K Smith