Originally Posted by rezzy
Tonight: Anchorman:The Legend of Ron Burgundy
. I've never seen this....just may have to tune in.
I can pick up two ABC OTA feeds. Tonight my local channel is showing this in SD while the other station (60 miles away) is showing it in HD. Flipping between the channels, I noticed that the HD feed is simply a 16:9 HD(??) portion of the 4:3 SD feed.
It looks like they took the HD feed, P&S for the down-converted SD 4:3 feed and then "tilt and scanned" the 4:3 HD section to get the 16:9 image.
I noticed this a lot when Applegate is sitting at the desk. In the 4:3 feed, you could see her hands and the desk, in the 16:9 feed, you couldn't see any of the desk and very little of her hands.
Is it normal for ABC to butcher a film like this? The HD feed gets less than 70% of the original movie image!!