I happened to be flipping through channels when I landed on UHD (Universal High Definition). UHD is a high definition channel devoted to Universal movies and TV shows. Well, they were showing Quantum Leap in Hi-Def! Now the show was produced from 1989 to 1993 which is definitely pre-hi-def. The show was originally broadcast 1.33:1 but I have no source to know if it was shot on film or videotaped. My best guess is that it was shot on film which is why it was easily bumped up into hi-def. Now that's all fine and dandy, but they were showing this in Widescreen (no pillarboxing). The image had been cropped (probably mostly from the bottom). This was not a case of stretching the sides like some high-def channels (e. g. TNT) do with their 4x3 shows to make them fit the wider aspect ratio. So what do you all think? Is it a good idea to take older 4x3 filmed shows and reformat them for widescreen TV, or is it simply pan and scan rotated by 90 degrees?