Originally Posted by Hard Harry
Do you mean 1.33:1? 2.35:1? 1.37:1? If you mean 4:3, why would you want it like that if your Television is in HD? Many movies are filmed in different aspect ratios. If they show a 16:9 as 4:3, the 16:9 people complain. If they show the movie in 16:9, the people without HD get upset. The best way is to keep the aspects native and get used to the bars on the 4:3 content.
Anyway, has anyone tried out the ESPN360? What kind of games do they show?
You two are saying the same thing different ways
......OAR means Original Aspect Ratio ie whatever AR the show\\movie was originally shot in or meant to be shown in. Right now we are in just the beginning stages of HD penetration into the general market. While most TVs these days sold are HD, there is still a VERY large SD only market out there still, which many providers still need to cater to. It will be a few years still until we see all HD content on the majority of the channels. As far as OAR, its a nice dream to have, but its not gonna happen on a wide front. The uneducated public see black bars as taking away the picture, ect which they complain about the and the providers listen to them. Forutnately there are a few providers out there that show OAR content for movies (mostly premium channels) if its available to them in OAR AND HD.
as for 360:http://espn.go.com/broadband/espn360/schedule?
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