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Local Channels (non HD) issues


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#1 OFFLINE   CroMacster

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Posted 09 November 2008 - 03:51 PM

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.

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#2 OFFLINE   bobnielsen

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Posted 09 November 2008 - 04:58 PM

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.

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Posted 09 November 2008 - 05:01 PM

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).


He may be receiving his locals with an MPEG4 receiver since his can change the format. Probably getting the HD feeds.
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Posted 09 November 2008 - 05:21 PM

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

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Posted 09 November 2008 - 07:31 PM

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


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