Originally Posted by hdtvgator
Another letter e-mailed to WTBS:
I was eagerly anticipating the arrival of TBS-HD. What a HUGE disappointment.
Other than baseball (which is now history) I can find no other programming on TBS-HD that is presented
in high definition. Shows like The Office and Everybody Loves Raymond have been filmed and broadcast in HD
by their respective networks for some time now.
It is disingenuous to identify all of your stretched 4:3 programming as HD especially when you are not
transmitting any real source HD material. Furthermore, watching the distorted stretched picture for any period
of time gives me a migraine headache forcing me, at best, to view the program on your original SD channel.
I would still be disappointed about the absence of any HD on your WTBS-HD branded channel, but much less irritated if you
would present your programming in OAR. Even though it wouldn't be real HD, the overall sharpness and resolution of your
channel broadcast in 1080i would be much more viewable.
I find it confusing that there seem to be two major exceptions to your corporate policy of stretch-o-vision.
During the baseball playoffs on WTBS-HD, all non 16:9 shots actually appeared as OAR with colored bars.
And thankfully, CNN-HD programming (which looks incredible) has yet to be infected with this disease.
Please reconsider your policy and present all non HD source material in OAR. Your company should be embarrassed
by the distorted images you are transmitting and marketing to the consumer as high definition on WTBS-HD.