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Man U v Real. Why do ITV and other channels display 4.3 ratio only on freeview?

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  1. Jackass

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    Why is it that some footy games are displayed okay anamorphically on widescreen tv's but tonight as an example especially during a game as big as this, ITV show the game with fancy coloured bars either side of the 4.3 ratio.

    Any tech heads have any answers?

    It's F***** annoying!!
     
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    we are relying on the Spanish broadcast... All 4:3 broadcasts we see are for the away matches - I guess not all countries broadcast in widescreen.... The home tie will be fine - I mean broadcast and a 2-0 result!!!!
     
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    Couldnt agree with you more guys, got so p$)%ed off watching it on the plasma went in the bedroom and watched on the small TV.. Ahhhh. Lets hope on the return leg we can keep a clean sheet against another team of sheer class.
     
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    Have to agree it is very annoying. Good game though, come on United
     
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    I also noticed there was a delay on the freeview feed as opposed to the analogue signal. And yes those bars were damn annoying I ended up listening on the radio it was too off putting.
     
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    Zidane.
    Top quality.

    I suppose the phrase 'World Class' gets over used in todays Football, but he really is an example of someone who is a genuine World Class Footballer.


    Adzman.
     
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    mr beckham looked like a rabbit caught in headlights last night:eek:
     
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    For some reason they will not mix the format of a single show, it is either 4:3 or Widescreen, never switching except for adverts. The non game is widescreen and the game gets coloured bars. To switch them off, set your stb to 4:3 pan+scan then you can zoom, stretch, whatever but don't forget to put it back to WS after!
     
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    Indeed he was pants, he just looked so lazy. Like he couldnt be bothered.
     
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    Yes he is great, but they definatley over paid for him IMO, would have been worth it if he was a lot younger.
     
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    This delay always exists between analogue and digital variants of a channel.

    BTW Real Madrid:clap:
     
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    to be honest i hated it at first but when i seen the mancs getting destroyed like that i kinda forgot about the ratio lmao,it was like watching a huge nike advert lmao zidane figo ronaldo berty carlos raul OMG awesome absolutely awesome its was like watching pro evolution with better graphics lmao.:clap:
     
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    Blimey! Exactly how many ar$e$ do you have to laugh off?
     
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    ITV have been asked numerous times, to my knowledge, to make the bars at each side of the screen black. At one time they were moving around and sooooooo!!!! distracting.

    After numerous complaints, they did change them to black, but then they went to the current ones. You have to wonder why they can't see that in their present form they are an annoying distraction. The BBC have changed theirs to black, when they have to do this. At least they were last time I saw them.
     
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    Can't remember what channel I saw it on, but somebody did some side bars which were like a blurred reflection of the main 4:3 image. When you were watching the action, you didn't really notice these bars because they seemed part of the picture. Better than the swirly grey/black things, anyway.
     
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    2-0 , you have no chance Pal

    it's like watching Men against Boys , there is no way Man Utd will keep a clean sheet

    LOL !!!!
     

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