Aspect ratio

mobily

Novice Member
Hello all,

I'm a bit of a football nut and I watched the premiership last night from an analogue signal on a widescreen tv. The picture seemed stretched as though to fill the screen.

I watched the same programme this morning through ntl and the picture seemed the correct size and shape without making the players look like overweight pie eaters (i.e. Mark Viduka ;))

Are analogue signals usually broadcast in 4:3 whilst sky, ntl and freeview tend to broadcast in a number of difference aspect ratios?

Thanks for your help,

James :)
 

LV426

Administrator
Staff member
Analog signals are always 4x3 format. Picture content may occasionally be 14x9. Format AND content of digital signals vary at the whim of the broadcaster.
 

liamjf

Active Member
As a follow up, I have a freeview box and I know they broadcast evrything in widescreen wherever available (practicaly evrything on bbc, the premiership etc.) Is it the same on SKY?

Liam.
 

liamjf

Active Member
As a follow up, I have a freeview box and I know they broadcast evrything in widescreen wherever available (practicaly evrything on bbc, the premiership etc.) Is it the same on SKY?

Liam.
 

liamjf

Active Member
As a follow up, I have a freeview box and I know they broadcast evrything in widescreen wherever available (practicaly evrything on bbc, the premiership etc.) Is it the same on SKY?

Liam.
 

mobily

Novice Member
Hi Liam,

Firstly, I have heard of ways of boosting the amount of posts you do but that's ridiculous. ;)

I'm pleased that freeview broadcast in widescreen as watching analogue broadcasts on widescreen isn't as pleasing on the eye. The picture looks blatantly stretched.

James :)
 

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