Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Indian Trail, NC
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SD sub-channels' aspect ratio
Kudos to Decades (ch 36.3) for using a format which preserves the original aspect ratio of the shows it transmits. I wish that all SD sub-channels would adopt that format.
Using 480i 16:9 they pillar-box (black bars on both sides) older 4:3 TV shows and really old 1.33:1 movies. Newer series are displayed correctly in 16:9 format. And last night I watched a movie, "The Lion in Winter", I had recorded on Decades and was delighted to discover that it was letter-boxed (black bars top and bottom), displaying the full 2.35:1 image.
Nice to watch that terrific movie as it was shown in theaters, instead of being cropped (butchered!).