Originally Posted by jeepmatt
From what I was told, TWC uses SDV for many of their HD channels. Also, the PQ looked just as good as FIOS did, at least to me.
I really wouldn't mind if FIOS started using IPTV for new HD's - it would give them the capability to almost add everything out there at once. Screw the SD channels.
While I fully agree with ousting the SD channels I do have one concern.
My wife watches HGTV occasionally, most (it seems) of their programming is still 4:3 SD and they stretch on their HD channel so she just watches the SD channel. I've tried persuade her to watch in stretch-o-vision, however, after watching myself I find I would rather watch the SD channel in proper aspect.
The TV she watches while she's doing laundry does not allow you to change the aspect to 4:3 on a HD channel and even on the sets we can change the aspect, HGTV stretches the sides more than the middle so it still looks odd.
So, if the SD channels disappear there would bo no choice other than stretch-o-vision for many programs on HGTV, FOOD, TNT, TBS, BIO - I'm sure there are other channels that do this.
As long as I'm ranting, another thing that bugs mne about some of these stations, they actually apply the proper 4:3 aspect to commercials, however, stretch the programming
!! In what world does this make sense??