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Why can't the McLaughlin Group get its formatting together?


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#1 OFFLINE   Marcus Welby

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Posted 14 May 2013 - 10:51 PM

I don't know if it's the local PBS station (WTTW Chicago) that's having all the problems or if it's the feed that they get it from, but why oh why can't I view the McLaughlin Group in a proper format? That show seems to be the single holdout when it comes to converting to the 21st century. One week, it's letterboxed AND pillarboxed (stamp-o-vision). The next week it's full 16:9 but stretched. Two weeks ago it was 16:9 but cropped top and bottom. This past week it was letterboxed but stretched to the sides. I mean it's literally different every week! All I want is a standard 4:3 picture with pillarboxes. Is that so hard? It's like that fiasco that the History Channel had a couple of years ago with all the formatting problems. Who's to blame for this?



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#2 OFFLINE   gov

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Posted 15 May 2013 - 09:53 PM

A  subsidiary gripe:

 

if a show has black bars on all four sides, and is actually 16:9, just smaller, there should be a setting on my TV that will blow it up perfectly to fit the screen.

 

 

(yeah, I've got a plasma)

 

 

:righton:



#3 OFFLINE   machavez00

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Posted 16 May 2013 - 09:18 AM

Crop setting on the Genie is what I use when watching "stamp-o-vision" on EWTN.

Edited by machavez00, 16 May 2013 - 09:21 AM.


#4 OFFLINE   tsmacro

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Posted 16 May 2013 - 12:32 PM

A  subsidiary gripe:

 

if a show has black bars on all four sides, and is actually 16:9, just smaller, there should be a setting on my TV that will blow it up perfectly to fit the screen.

 

 

(yeah, I've got a plasma)

 

 

:righton:

The "zoom" setting on the Dish receiver seems to do the trick for that.




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