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The only way you will get 2.35 is on some dvd's that have it. Widescreen shows like west wing and ER are in 16:9 format. Most tv's will not allow you to change the image in HD mode but they will in 480i or p mode.
 

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To repeat, **PLEASE** read the post out of which the question arose.


On WBAL-DT in Baltimore, West Wing and ER come out approx. 2.35:1 (more precisely 64:27, or 2.37037037), because the station upconverts and stretches the letterboxed 4:3 feed to "fill" the 16:9 DTV image. It's ridiculous, but that's the way it is for now.


So the question is, can a 16:9 monitor correct this this corruption, or are WBAL-DT viewers (and others with similarly lame affiliates) SOL?


And if I understand your answer, it depends on whether the WBAL-DT feed is 1080i or 480p widescreen? So a corrupted feed like this might be correctable on FOX but not on NBC?
 

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if your tv sees it at 1080i which is probably the case then you are stuck with the way it looks. I would say just go watch it on a regular tv, it will probably look better anyway.
 
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