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Old 01-07-2017, 12:38 PM
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Issues with picture quality and sizing on flat panels

Lately I've been having issues with format and picture quality. This mainly happens watching British comedies on PBS. I've noticed lately the picture is very narrow, like the ratio is wrong. It does not seem to be my TV, rather how PBS is broadcasting it? Also the picture has a very cloudy appearance, as if it was filmed in a mist. I never had this issue in the past with the same program.
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Old 01-07-2017, 01:45 PM
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Our PBS station is bad about using the correct aspect ratio. Depending on what they do wrong, you may not be able to correct it with your TV's settings.
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Old 01-07-2017, 03:18 PM
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Lately I've been having issues with format and picture quality. This mainly happens watching British comedies on PBS. I've noticed lately the picture is very narrow, like the ratio is wrong. It does not seem to be my TV, rather how PBS is broadcasting it? Also the picture has a very cloudy appearance, as if it was filmed in a mist. I never had this issue in the past with the same program.
OTA, or digital cable? If OTA, are you viewing on a HDTV, or NTSC with a converter?

I'm OTA /1080 HDTV and have never experienced an aspect issue with British-sourced material on PBS. Now digital cable......the compression reduces the pixel count, and the artifacts are very noticeable, at least on Cox Cable as we have here. My number one reason fro watching sports broadcasting at home - too many friends and sports bars use cable.
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I see that on the local PBS station here too. Looks like 3:3 square aspect ratio with everything squeezed. Their "KERA" logo bug is still placed where it normally is, but in the black bar area. Makes me wonder if there is anyone there monitoring what goes out over the air.
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