I realize this is not new news, but I was in the Sears in Hunt Valley, MD earlier this week and they had an HDTV there, on display showing a Dish Network feed. But instead of showing the Young & the Restless on CBS-HD (it was 1:20pm ET), or Show-HD or HBO-HD, or the Demo loop they were showing CNN-Sports Illustrated! But that's not the worst part! It was letterboxed on the 4:3 screen, and was obviously stretched to fit in the letterbox, so we had a 4:3 picture on a 4:3 TV, letterboxed and stretched to fill a 16:9 aspect ratio, with a huge sign that said "you are watching HDTV on Dish Network!" Not only that, the TV was so badly out of convergence everything had a red and blue shadow around it. A man was standing there watching it (I think just for the sports news) but I can't see how in the world anyone would want to buy that TV, when it looked worse than the 19" TV that was showing CNBC. Unbelievable.
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12/5/01 at 7:40pm