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gold channel 4:3 ratio

REKLAWG
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gold channel 4:3 ratio

just got plusnet tv added to my subscription and noticed on the gold channel most programmes are in 4:3 this cant be right can it?Huh
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pwatson
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Re: gold channel 4:3 ratio

As most of the programmes on Gold were made prior to the mid 90's yes - They were made in 4:3!
REKLAWG
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Re: gold channel 4:3 ratio

i know that but they're show in 16:9 on sky
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Re: gold channel 4:3 ratio

I prefer they are displayed as recorded rather than stretched. Can you change the aspect ratio on your TV if that's how you prefer it?

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pwatson
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Re: gold channel 4:3 ratio

Not entirely sure what you mean by they're shown in 16:9 on Sky?  Is the top and bottom of frame cropped off to fill the 16:9 screen or is the picture stretched to fill the width?  
REKLAWG
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Re: gold channel 4:3 ratio

just meant full screen thats how i prefer to watch it, tried all picture settings and cant force it to go full screen.
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Re: gold channel 4:3 ratio

Quote from: REKLAWG
i know that but they're show in 16:9 on sky

no they don't
you have your TV set to stretchy-vision
daro2096
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Re: gold channel 4:3 ratio

Sometimes the signal to switch from 16:9 to 4:3 doesn't get through the airwaves. I have had the same channel broadcasted a 4:3 made show 16:9 on Freeview and be correctly aportianed on Freesat.
As to OP don't you like the black bars on the left and right of picture?