I would like to smack SciFiHD...

Discussion in 'TV Show Talk' started by BillyBob_jcv, Nov 2, 2008.

  1. BillyBob_jcv

    BillyBob_jcv Legend

    Feb 11, 2006
    They broadcast Star Trek "First Contact" as a 2.35:1 aspect ratio picture in a letterbox intended for a 4:3 display, then upconvert it to a 16:9 1080i signal. Good grief. Black bars on all 4 sides, with no way to even use crop on the receiver or my TV to try to make the picture bigger. I'm losing 4" of picture all the way around my 37" display. :bang

  2. Stewart Vernon

    Stewart Vernon Roving Reporter Super Moderator DBSTalk Club

    Jan 7, 2005
    Kittrell, NC
    Another shining example of how the Universal family of "HD" channels does not use their HD to the fullest.

    Star Trek should be something they'd want to show proudly in HD too.
  3. dfergie

    dfergie Hall Of Fame

    Feb 27, 2003
    Keep an eye out in December... UHD has it scheduled...
  4. Stuart Sweet

    Stuart Sweet The Shadow Knows!

    Jun 18, 2006
    A shame as that is one of the better movies in the franchise.

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