Originally Posted by Marcus Carr
Apparently stretching is okay with them. (Even Weight Watchers.)
Originally Posted by bdfox18doe
Ya think Kristie and Valerie would have a nervous breakdown if the saw those weight watcher spots stretched...???
As a hater of stretchovision I've always known that the only real way to get any change out of the networks(like Turner) would be for advertisers to refuse to let their commercials be stretched. I've seen commercials on TNT that are in HD on other channels. I know if I were an advertiser, I'd be pissed.
Also, I was a producer/creator of a show, I'd have a "don't destroy my property" clause that says if the show is 4:3, it's shows with sidebars. If the show is 16:9, it's shown in 16:9 on HD and letterboxed on SD.
TNT butchered the recent seasons of Law & Order by taking the SD feed that was originally letterboxed on NBC and center cut it for SD. TNT is using the 16:9 version for HD. I'm surprised TBS hasn't gone for cutting the office into 4:3, since they don't show ANY HD. Hell, it would probably look better than the stretchovsion and letterboxed nightmare that's on now.