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Local Channels (non HD) issues

Discussion in 'DIRECTV General Discussion' started by CroMacster, Nov 9, 2008.

  1. CroMacster

    CroMacster New Member

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    I do not revieve my locals in HD yet but some shows are offered in Letterbox format (mainly on NBC). When this first started I was able to view these shows in LB. Now when shows are listed as LB format they show up in 4:3 aspect ratio while cutting off the sides of the show.

    I've tried changing the format types, but it just resizes the current picture.

    Any input on how I could resolve this issue would be appreciated.

    Thanks,
     
  2. bobnielsen

    bobnielsen Éminence grise

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    Bainbridge...
    Directv has been switching to pick up digital local signals in place of analog for SD locals. Perhaps they initially used letterbox in your area and switched to 4:3 center-cut (cropping the edges). The Seattle locals have been shown in this format since Directv transitioned the pickup to digital in September.
     
  3. davring

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    He may be receiving his locals with an MPEG4 receiver since his can change the format. Probably getting the HD feeds.
     
  4. bobnielsen

    bobnielsen Éminence grise

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    Locals in HD for his area aren't yet carried by Directv, so it would either be the SD feed or OTA.
     
  5. davring

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    I thought it may be an SD feed via D10/D11 in MPEG4 with a new SD MPEG4 tuner.
     

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