It was broadcast in ATSC 1080i 16:9 in my market. Part of that widescreen frame was black bars used to retain the original aspect ratio. And, at least via my affiliate, it looked fantastic. The detail in the clothing, and in the reindeer fur was really good. The audio had some kind of matrix effect on it (the DD 5.1) that spread it around the sound field. Unlike the the original Grinch that was on (I think) ABC earlier this week. It was pure mono coming out of the center speaker only. Not sure which I prefer.