FOX and North Shore Resolution

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I am watching the FOX show Northshore on OTA HD. I can only see the top of
the F and top left of the O. If I go to 4:3 I see the entire logo plus some
more to the right.. It seems to me I am seeing more of a picture on 4:3
than in 16:9. I believe FOX does 720P, but why is this not showing the
entire screen. Are they converting a 4:3 to fit a 16:9 like a Zoom or
something?

The reason I am not watching in 720P is because my monitor won't do that.

Clark
 
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Clark (who@whoknows.com) wrote in alt.tv.tech.hdtv:
> I am watching the FOX show Northshore on OTA HD. I can only see the top of
> the F and top left of the O. If I go to 4:3 I see the entire logo plus some
> more to the right.. It seems to me I am seeing more of a picture on 4:3
> than in 16:9.

No, your local Fox station just doesn't place its logo outside the
overscan area of your display. Local stations add logos on the Fox
digital channels.

Mine was moving their logo around a bit until they got it where they
wanted it, and I can see 100% of the logo, but I'm sure many other displays
cut off part of it, because it is at the absolute lower right corner,
and my display has about 3% overscan (with 5-10% being typical).

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"Clark" <who@whoknows.com> wrote in
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> I am watching the FOX show Northshore on OTA HD. I can only see the
> top of the F and top left of the O. If I go to 4:3 I see the entire
> logo plus some more to the right.. It seems to me I am seeing more of
> a picture on 4:3 than in 16:9. I believe FOX does 720P, but why is
> this not showing the entire screen. Are they converting a 4:3 to fit
> a 16:9 like a Zoom or something?
>
> The reason I am not watching in 720P is because my monitor won't do
> that.

Your tuner should convert 720p broadcasts into 1080i for you.

I get everything in 1080i because that's what my satellite box puts out,
whether the original was broadcast in 480i, 480p (yes that can be done on
satellite), 720p or 1080i, it simply gets converted to 1080i. At the
moment, I'm even using it for SD, with the image set to 4:3 aspect ratio.
(That's because Motorola broke the override to 480p with their last
"update").

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I'm not sure I agree. It just seems when I compared the pictures, that more
information was contained in the 4:3 picture even if you discount the Logo.
Isn't a real HD presentation supposed to have more information?

I'll start watching it a little more closely, but I don't think this show
was really in HD, or if it was something wasn't being transmitted corectly.
I sent an e-mail to FOX so I'll wait to see what they say.

Clark

"Jeff Rife" <wevsr@nabs.net> wrote in message
news:MPG.1bc2c0467781bc47989862@news.nabs.net...
> Clark (who@whoknows.com) wrote in alt.tv.tech.hdtv:
>> I am watching the FOX show Northshore on OTA HD. I can only see the top
>> of
>> the F and top left of the O. If I go to 4:3 I see the entire logo plus
>> some
>> more to the right.. It seems to me I am seeing more of a picture on 4:3
>> than in 16:9.
>
> No, your local Fox station just doesn't place its logo outside the
> overscan area of your display. Local stations add logos on the Fox
> digital channels.
>
> Mine was moving their logo around a bit until they got it where they
> wanted it, and I can see 100% of the logo, but I'm sure many other
> displays
> cut off part of it, because it is at the absolute lower right corner,
> and my display has about 3% overscan (with 5-10% being typical).
>
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