Aspect ratio

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  1. mobily

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    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 :)
     
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    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.
     
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    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?

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    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?

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    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.
     
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    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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