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grahammcquade@rogers.com 03/23/2005
5:48 PM
Why are most of my hdtv stations still only in 4.3{square} and not 19.9 as advertised by Brian Williams for rogers cable, this is false advertising and should be illegal or give me all 16.9 format on all my hdtv channels.

cdtv_admin@cdtv.ca
03/25/2005
9:19 PM
Where programs are made in HDTV or converted from film, they will be aired in the 16:9 format. Material up converted from SD will likely be in 4:3 format with black or colored bars at the side, but filling the screen vertically. Where material in the 16:9 format is incorporated into 4:3 programming, then it is common to air it with black or colored bars at the top and bottom (letter-box) but filling the screen horizontally. If this 4:3 material is now up converted and put on the 16:9 HS screen, then this original 16:9 material will appear as a ‘postage stamp’ with black or colored space all round. Broadcasters strive to provide as much 16:9, full screen material as possible, but are limited by the material available and the current 4:3 infrastructure. This is gradually changing as more programs are shot in HD 16:9 and a 16:9 infrastructure is implemented, but it will be a while before you will see anywhere near 100% 16:9.

heyitsfletch@hotmail.com
03/30/2005
12:18 PM
As a Rogers HDTV customer, I would have to agree with you. My understanding when I decided to go with the Rogers HDTV programming & Set Top box, is that I would be getting all available HDTV channels for the additional $4.95 per month.
Oh yes I get all these channels now but what I find many times, is what appears to be regular 4.3 format broadcasts with a small "HD" logo in the corner of my HDTV screen. I then ponder to myself, is this fraudulent? The hype in all the Rogers ads that I have seen are certainly misleading in my opinion. I believe someone needs to set some standards as to what you should be receiving when you opt to purchase their HDTV programming and their Set Top Box.

vanslayer@cogeco.ca
08/12/2021
1:01 PM
I'm a Cogeco customer and have the same problem. I have a widescreen TV and this 4:3 programming is particularly annoying. Rogers Sportsnet , PBS and TMN HD are by far the best channels. Are they true HD or (i.e. are the Blue Jays games on SpNet true HD)

How do I get all the football and hockey in HD? I WILL PAY if its possible. All I watch is sports!

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