Widescreen TV shows

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  1. Rick Simpson

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    Where can i find out what shows are all in widescreen this year?I noticed Enterprise was in widescreen last night,thanks
     
  2. Brajesh Upadhyay

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    Off the top of my head...
    - E.R.
    - Crossing Jordan
    - Enterprise
    - Babylon 5 (not sure)
    Of course, if you get HDTV, a number of Fox shows are 16:9 480p & most of ABC & CBS is 16:9 HDTV.
     
  3. Jason Seaver

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    "Angel" and "The West Wing" start broadcasting in widescreen this season, as well.
     
  4. Joel Mack

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    All these widescreen shows!
    Whatever will TV Guide do? Jeer them all?
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  5. Jason Seaver

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    Amazing, isn't it? Who, a year ago, would have believed that broadcast television would go from zero letterboxed first-run programs to at least five? Then there's also "The Sopranos" and who knows what else by the time premieres finish - "Enterprise" happened with about three or four days' warning (I'm holding out hopes for "Buffy" and "24", personally). And, more amazing, NBC claims that they got very few complaints when they started broadcasting "ER" that way, so what was a three-week gimmick became SOP.
    It's an interesting phenomenon. I'm not sure whether it's because studios want to future-proof their shows, or because the creative staff likes it and the audience has less resistence.
    [gloat]
    Of course, I did say that DVD going mainstream would more likely result in wider acceptance of widescreen than P&S-only DVDs whenever the topic came up, but how many people scoffed?
    [/gloat]
     
  6. Jeff Kleist

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    Muhuhhahahahahahahahah
    All I can say is
    "We are the HTF, you will be assimilated"
    Two of TV's top dramas are widescreen, 2 of the best scifi shows on TV are widescreen. Now if only Buffy would go 16:9, and they would show the widescreen version of Stargate SG-1 and Queer as Folk on non-HD broadcasts, I'd be almost totally 4:3 free for TV (Fox's Sunday lineup would be all that's left) [​IMG]
    Jeff Kleist
     
  7. Mike Miskulin

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    mmmm....widescreen Simpsons....aghghghghghhhhhhhh.... [​IMG]
    mike.
    (i'm not saying the Simpsons is going widescreen, i just think it'd be cool)
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