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4.3 Ratio Ch4 HD

Discussion in 'HDR-FOX T2 Freeview Recorder' started by Hummy Gav, Feb 10, 2012.

  1. Hummy Gav

    Hummy Gav New Member

    Hi I have noticed on Cha 4HD some programes are show in 4.3 ratio not the normal 16.9 on Ch 4 SD, any ideas :confused:
     
  2. Trev

    Trev The Dumb One

    Do you mean that they are transmitting 16.9 on SD and the same programme at 4.3 on HD? CH4 do transmit some 4.3 content on SD so I assumed that it would also be 4.3 on the HD channel
     
  3. Hummy Gav

    Hummy Gav New Member

    Ok Simpsons on Ch4 16.9 on Ch4 HD 4.3??
     
  4. brianmt

    brianmt Member

    that's because the simpsons was made 4:3 if you want to stretch it set your tv to auto not original. Most tv companies compromise the transmission ie cut the top and bottom off to give a 16:9 picture but with cartoons it's not possible so they transmit as they were made
     
  5. Ezra Pound

    Ezra Pound Well-Known Member

    How come they manage to make the Standard Def version of the same Simpsons cartoon fit a 16:9 screen?
     
  6. brianmt

    brianmt Member

    Simpsons is transmitted 4:3 on my tv
     
  7. Hummy Gav

    Hummy Gav New Member

    The plot thickens :rolleyes:
    It must be an HD thingy :confused:
     
  8. Brian

    Brian Administrator Staff Member

    I don't allow the Simpsons to be on my TV.:rolleyes:
     
  9. Hummy Gav

    Hummy Gav New Member

    It was an example Doh!!!;) I don't really like it that much :)
     
  10. brianmt

    brianmt Member

    there will be an upconverter in the transmission path that passes hd progs but upconverts normal sd prodgrams. These sd progs could already be widescreen or 4:3. Someone will have made the decisions on how these 4:3 signals are handled . Crop top and bottom and make them 16:9 or even compromise 14:9 ( narrow black bars at the side ) or leave them as they were made ie 4:3 with wide black bars and obviously the simpsons is left as is. Can't comment on the sd feed as I don't have it on my box HD only
     
  11. Trev

    Trev The Dumb One

    Or just stretch the 4.3 picture to 16.9 (as done by my Samsung TV) and make them look all fat:)
     
  12. brianmt

    brianmt Member

    A fat Homer ......... mmmmmmm
     
  13. ntm1275

    ntm1275 Member

    Same happens with older episodes of Family Guy on BBC3