Hi,Responses have started to come in.
I was wondering why some HD programs on Comcast are full screen HD, while others are in a square box.
Do only shows that are shot in HD fill the screen?
I've got a Comcast HD DVR which is the Motorola DVR: Dual-Tuner DVR High-Definition Set-Top DCT6412 and a new Sharp LC37D40U connected via an HDMI cable with the stretch option turned on.
Jack Barry from CBS4 writes:
Dear Steve,Jim Shultis from WHDH writes:
You are correct. Only those shows that are true HD will fill a 16x9
screen. Non-HD shows will appear as a square box.
Director of Broadcast Operations & Engineering
CBS4; UPN28; UPN38
1170 Soldiers Field Road
Boston, MA 02134
I received your question about Aspect Ratio on our HD feed. Your guess was correct; only material originated in the HD format fills the entire screen. So, any time the screen is filled, that is true HD (usually from NBC). When we up convert our standard definition material to HD (1080i) we have chosen to leave it in 4 X 3, and let the viewer expand it in their set if they would like.
Director of Engineering