Originally Posted by NYota1
Last time I checked...the WRGB sub was still in 4:3 SD.
Nope. 16:9, and most widescreen TVs will show it properly filling the screen without having to zoom in. It's been that way a long time, if not from the beginning. SD, of course, but very good SD.
Here are their specs, taken just now using an HDHomeRun and TSReader Lite:
WCWN 45.3 (WRGB-SD)
MPEG Video: Bitrate 10.000 Mbps Resolution 704 x 480i
MPEG Video: Framerate 29.97 fps Aspect Ratio 16:9 Chroma Format 4:2:0
By contrast, here's WMHT's World subchannel, which is 4:3 even though nearly all of their programs are 16:9, letterboxed into the 4:3 frame, so the result is windowboxed (black bars all around) on a widescreen display unless zoomed in:
WMHT 17.3 (PBS World)
MPEG Video: Bitrate 14.975 Mbps Resolution 640 x 480i
MPEG Video: Framerate 29.97 fps Aspect Ratio 4:3 Chroma Format 4:2:0
Don't be misled by the bitrates shown. They are decoded (decompressed) bitrates.