re-runs?

Discussion in 'Archived Threads 2001-2004' started by BradZ, May 14, 2001.

  1. BradZ

    BradZ Stunt Coordinator

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    I have a question for the knowledgeable folks on this forum.
    Now when January 1st, 2007 rolls around and we're all watching television on our HDTV 16:9 sets. (yes, I'm sure it will happen, afterall the FCC has put out timetables and everything to help everyone out. [​IMG])
    anyway, assuming everything goes as planned or whenever 16:9 is the reality of broadcast- how will we see our favorite 4:3 shows in re-runs? Will someone take the time to do a sort-of 16:9 pan-n-scan on the old 4:3 stuff? will they just windowbox it? The only reason I ask is that with burn-in being a factor I'd hate to see 85% of the public cough up for a widescreen set, and then most of them be ruined because joe public doesn't lower his or her contrast appropriately.
    anyone thought about this? or should I think of something else to worry about?
    just something to occupy my time...
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  2. Jared_B

    Jared_B Supporting Actor

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    I heard somewhere that they are currently filming several sit-coms in HDTV, just so that they will have the hi-def masters available for re-runs.
    Jared
     
  3. Steve Tannehill

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    I would think they handle 4x3 reruns in the future just as they handle 4x3 first-run material today: by windowboxing it on the sides.
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  4. Mike I

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    It depends how old the reruns are ..Just about all primetime shows the last couple of years are shoot in 16.9 and framed for 4.3....
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  5. Chad Isaacs

    Chad Isaacs Supporting Actor

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    What about threes company,different strokes etc...or as my wife would ask
    christopher lowell,room by room,emeril etc.
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  6. Jeff Kleist

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    All depends on how many people bitch about windowboxing. I'm sure someone will have the bright idea to crop it to 1.78:1 eventually
    Jeff Kleist
     

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