TV broadcasts in 16x9 or just DVD?

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  1. Yumbo

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    I was wondering...
    Sopranos is broadcast both regular and in HD, and is 16x9 on DVD.
    What is the signal on TV? Non anamorphic which you have to stretch?
    ER?
    curious.
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  2. Kyle McKnight

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    When they broadcast it on HBO, it's non anamorphic 16:9.
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  3. Larry Schneider

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    Twice I've seen documentaries on The History Channel that were definitely anamorphic. They certainly didn't announce the fact - but my Toshiba had to go to 'full' to watch them.
     
  4. ChristopherM

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    Here in the UK, most BBC and Channel 4 broadcasts via digital satellite are anamorphic (although they are not HDTV). Even some 4:3 programmes are broadcast anamorphic with side borders.
    I don't watch Sopranos, but as I recall it is broadcast here by Channel 4. If it is available in widescreen, then I'd expect C4 to transmit it in anamorphic format.
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  5. Mark_Wilson

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    HBOHD is in 16x9. I watch Sopranos and Band of Brothers in 16x9 and 5.1 !
     
  6. Lance Rumbolt

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    Sopranos is broadcast in anamorphic on digital in the uk, as is ER, X-files and so on and so forth.
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