I was on cloud nine when I saw for Canadian Broadcast on Encore Avenue HD was to broadcast Ben Hur on Sunday Jan 17th for 212 min.. The HD telecast colours was great to see.... BUT.,,, what a major Disappointment to see you only broadcast in 1:78 instead of the OAR of 2:76.1 WHY did they kept the Overture and Intermission in 2:76?, but not the movie and especially not the Chariot Race.. Even the VHS tapes from the 80's had the intelligent promotion of showing the chariot race in 2:76 instead of 1:33 ., BUT all things aside it has to be one of two things .. 1. Was IT the studios that short changed us??,, or 2. was it an eager under-aged technician???? Now I can see why those idiots over at AMC HD telecast It's A Mad Mad Mad Mad World in 1:78 as well- instead of 2:55 ,, they don't know anything anyway., But Encore Avenue,., come on ., they really dropped the ball on this and I can't trust their telecasts anymore... Last month they broadcast MY GIRL (1991) in glorious anamorphic 1:78 and this movie isn't even available in letterbox on any of the sites.. So I know they are trying to get us the best in broadcasting for High Def .. BUT Ben Hur in 1:78 is not nice looking.. A full 25% lopped off the side or sides...For the majority of the regular HD broadcasts they score an 9.0 .. but last nights show which was BTW also in Dolby stereo (2.0) instead of usual 5.1,, the whole thing scored maybe a six or less... very very disappointed ... I'd like to know what other Cable companies are showing for this example.. comments???????