ITV Football

GaryTheHat

Standard Member
Why is the coverage of football on ITV so bad? The picture is never widescreen and the bitrate is terrible.

ITV you are a disgrace. :thumbsdow
 
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SuzyG

Guest
you can get the picture to fill the screen by changing the output to 4:3 in the picture setting of your sky box.

yes it is terrible - lets hope they improve by 2008
 

Mark_a

Well-known Member
The Man-U match was widescreen, while the Chelsea match was 4:3. This is due to it being foreign, and the United match UK local. ITV, like all the other UK broadcasters, just take whatever the local broadcasters use. We're about the only ones who regularly use 16:9.

What is annoying is that they put a 4:3 feed into a 16:9 broadcast, thus forcing the left and right black bars. If they just left it as a 4:3 broadcast it would allow us to use a non-linear stretch, or a zoom, to suit ourselves.

But SuzyG is quite correct. Switching the Sky box to 4:3 solves the problem. It's a pain but not too bad a fix.

Regards

Mark
 

GaryTheHat

Standard Member
Considering the money they must have have spent getting the Champion's League I cannot believe they are even allowed the broadcast it so poorly.

Thank goodness Liverpool's game is on Sky tomorrow.:clap:
 

Hi-Def

Novice Member
the reason its 4:3 with black bars to make it 16:9 is becuase of the mixed ratio it is filmed in

all studio work is 16:9 and so the black bar the football tbh i prefer it this way as the players arnt stretched or no part of the screen missing

would be even better if they brought the 16:9 feed

ITV just dont care about broadcast quality
 
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Member 182356

Guest
Thank goodness Liverpool's game is on Sky tomorrow.
Should be nice to watch indeed...

Should be a great game too.... I reckon Liverpool are going to take PSV to the cleaners... :clap:

3 English teams in the European Cup Quarters... Got to be happy with that. May profile it on the site actually... It's always fun to write about football :)
 
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pags payback

Guest
Should be nice to watch indeed...

Should be a great game too.... I reckon Liverpool are going to take PSV to the cleaners... :clap:

3 English teams in the European Cup Quarters... Got to be happy with that. May profile it on the site actually... It's always fun to write about football :)
I reckon Liverpool are going to face a much tougher opposition tonight and I think that they have to make sure they aren't complacent. 90 minutes is a long time but as long as Liverpool do what they usually do at home it should be all good.

assuming Liverpool go through it would be three English teams in the semi-finals and a guarantee of one in the finals plus it's almost a certainty that man United will win as well... Possibly making it an English final... That would be a first in European Cup/Champions' League football, right?
 

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