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post #9571 of 9576 Old Yesterday, 02:33 PM
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Viewers should let the stations know about these annoying stretch pictures!
Yep, do we have a list of L.A. stations are doing this?
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Grit and Escape are both provided in 1080i over satellite. What it sounds like is that the source 1080i feeds are showing 4:3 stretched into 16:9, then some of the local stations are letterboxing that stretched video. Fun stuff.

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Oh well, that explains the window-boxing on both the channels I guess.

The local stations like KFTR are merely down-converting the HD feeds from the satellite to SD then adding them as another sub-channel to their ATSC data steam.

Don't really have a problem with this as many broadcasters do this now to generate 4:3 SD feeds, and I merely zoom in on the window-box picture this creates to fill the screen. But what's with the stretching of the 4:3 SD images on the older movies undoubtedly being done by the providers at Grit and Escape?

I can't remove this.

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Yep, do we have a list of L.A. stations are doing this?
They're not doing it all the time. Just on the older 4:3 movies and shows like the John Wayne movies on Grit
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They're not doing it all the time. Just on the older 4:3 movies and shows like the John Wayne movies on Grit
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Grit and Escape are both provided in 1080i over satellite. What it sounds like is that the source 1080i feeds are showing 4:3 stretched into 16:9, then some of the local stations are letterboxing that stretched video. Fun stuff.

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With that being the case why don't the local station present it in SD 16x9?
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Now that is a great question that I don't have the answer to. A number of stations present Live Well and Heartland, other HD-provided networks, in letterbox format for whatever reason.

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