Champions Leage Football, weird effect on sky

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  1. vegnomeat

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    If I use terrestrial TV and watch champions leage on ITV I get a good quality wide screen picture (or 16.9 etc).

    However, if I view ITV champions league via SKY, I get a 4.3 picture of the football, the 4.3 football picture is enclosed within what can only be described as a Picture Frame, it uses the frame to make up the 16.9 picture, has anyone else seen this and do you have a fix for it please.

    Worth adding that the "picture frame" is obviously intentional.

    Wayne
     
  2. Kevo

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    I can only assume that Sky only receives the 4:3 broadcast of the football from ITV and then 'pillar boxes' it into a 16:9 window.

    If so, then there's nothing you can do to change it.
     
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    To fix your problem change the setting on your digibox to output in 4:3 while the footie is on and then stretch image etc. Its easier to watch without those frames down the side.

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  4. vegnomeat

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    Thanks guys, appreciate the help

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  5. JamesTapp

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    I didn't think that widescreen could be broadcast over terrestrial? If I'm right about that then the image you are seeing on your TV through this route is the stretched image created by your TV processing.

    On digital TV, the picture is broadcast in widescreen, and the TV detects it as such, but if the originating transmission is 4:3 (ie any football outside of the UK) then the TV company fills in the screen with the intentional frame.
     
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    James, It would appear that you are correct, last weeks game which was "at home" was broadcast perfectly on sky, the previous game "away" had the picture frame effect. Thanks

    Wayne
     
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    Glad I could help

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