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#1 of 7 Walter.S



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Posted April 01 2003 - 04:56 AM

I show a 1/2" black border the entire right side of the screen when viewing "ESPN News" on digital cable. When they omit the 'scoreboard' across the bottom of the screen, I have a full image. It's not my TV, but I'd like to know if anyone else has this problem before I make any more calls to the cable company. Anyone that does have ESPN News, please comment.

#2 of 7 markc



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Posted April 01 2003 - 05:35 AM

I work at ESPNEWS and I am the lead director for NEWS. The slight black borders on both sides are normal. When we changed looks 1 1/2 years ago, we adopted the new bottom line which is quite large. We didn't want to distort the image by compressing the image to fit the bottom line. All we did was to squeeze the video back and very slightly stretched the video to get rid of some of the black border. This kept the integrity of the video quality while implementing the new bottom line

#3 of 7 Thomas_Berg



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Posted April 01 2003 - 09:51 AM

mark, you need to get me a job with ESPN Posted Image

#4 of 7 Walter.S



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Posted April 05 2003 - 04:40 AM


Thank you! I've posted this question on quite a few forums and this is the first answer I've received. This is a better way to go than using the compression. When my local CBS affiliate compresses the image during the local news, the newscasters look like they have gained twenty pounds.

#5 of 7 TyR



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Posted April 09 2003 - 06:02 AM

I've been wondering about this too. Well, I knew there was nothing screwey about my TV or feed, since I've noticed it in multiple people's houses, but I did wonder why it was like that. Now I know!

#6 of 7 Jeremiah



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Posted April 09 2003 - 08:20 AM

I noticed this too awhile back but kept forgeting about it, I thought my TV was jacked up or my Direct TV was a problem. Thanks for the answer.

markc, get me a date with Suzy Kolber, I am 28 so age shouldn't be a problem.Posted Image
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#7 of 7 Christopher Bosley

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Posted April 09 2003 - 04:23 PM

*gets in the Suzy Kolber line*