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Sky One in Widescreen

Discussion in 'TV Show Forum' started by Kazuya Mishima, Jun 24, 2003.

  1. Kazuya Mishima

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    Sky One are showing "The Deep" in widescreen tonight
    i.e. anamorphic 16:9. Yippee!

    Hopefully this means more anamorphic stuff in future - however, a lot of Sky One's content is probably only in 4:3, for example The Simpsons.
     
  2. RL123

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    And they do this less than 2 weeks after Buffy finishes...

    The most censored, edited, poorly-cropped program on Sky IMO


    I really, really hate Sky One.
     
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    Oh no! Don't re-open the whole Buffy/widescreen can of worms!

    :D
     
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    Is this the 1977 film The Deep ? and wasnt it shot in 2.35 format and are they showing it in cropped 16:9 ? if so its just as bad as showing it pan and scan.
     
  5. Kazuya Mishima

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    Yes it was in 16:9, so probably cropped, but my point was that Sky One will now be showing lots of stuff in widescreen from now on. Fair enough, they might have bodged the first one, but the situation is improving...
     
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    Are you sure it is 2.35. They should Clear and Present danger last week and that was in 2.35. SKY seem to be the only bradcaster that shows anything in that aspect ratio.

    Just a shame it is going to take a while before they are fully up to speed.
     
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    This is too little too late for Rupert's lot to start showing in widescreen and DD5.1.

    Considering his grip on the UK market has boxed us into a broadcast system that is unable to carry HI Def signals I for one hate SKY. But ( hippocrate that I am) I carry on subscribing.

    There are many programs I would miss without Sky Digital.
    I have toyed with the idea of SKY + but more money for a program guide! FOR F*@K'S SAKE is there no end to their audacity?

    I know the UK was first off the mark with digital TV but did we have to employ a dead end system? Where do we go from here?

    With the bandwith available here I'm sure we could have had HI DEF but old Ruppie and the UK gov felt we really needed hundreds of minor interest channels shown at such a low bitrate that it becomes a whirling soup of compression artefacts. Then ask us to pay extortionate subs for the dubious pleasure of watching shows with huge channel logos plastered all over them.

    ****** to it, I've just convinced myself, Sky can f*@k off and I'm joining a gym!

    End of rant.
     
  8. Kazuya Mishima

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    Great name, Great post! I at the moment have cable but obviously it has all the problems you mentioned above.
     
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    Some stuff is in ws but they still managed to do a BBC3 and have the logo set further in screen ala 4:3 positioning, muppets:(
     
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    I have seen 2.35:1 on TCM, CNX and the Sci-fi channel on sat albeit not anamorphic.
    Also terrestrial channels shoe 2.35:1 regularly especially BBC2 and ITV hardly.
     
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    They still showed Airplane in 4:3 last night. :rolleyes: How can they do that to such a great film? D'oh!

    Steve
     

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