- Sep 14, 2004
- Real Name
This is driving me crazy but lately TV channels have been taking programs originally recorded in 16:9 and are distorting it to something like 2.39:1 so that there are black bars about 10% of the height of the screen on the top and on the bottom. And worse taking old 4:3 programming and stretching it to that same aspect ratio the result is everything is distorted objects and peoples heights are squashed down and widths are stretched. The results are everything and everybody looking unnaturally proportioned. The whole reason for HD TV was to standardize aspect ratio so that there were no bars on the top and bottom. And the universal TV setting for the user to choose to distort 4:3 programming to 16:9 if they so choose. But with the TV channels messing with the programming nothing can be done as far as i can tell with said TV setting to undo the issue they created for some unknown absurd reason. Any thoughts on this? Thanks.