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Anyone know the answer to this?

06-27-2008, 05:18 AM
Will someone with good technical knowledge answer this for me?

I currently have the 'DISH HD Essential' package and America's best 250. Will there come a point next year where all of the channels on my TV transmit in the wide screen format either in SD and HD? Currently, some channels are wide screen HD, some are a mix of standard definition wide screen and standard definition 4X3.

It sure would be nice if they were all wide screen...even if not all of them are HD. Anyone know if this will come to pass? :)

06-27-2008, 05:41 AM
I dont think so. Not all shows are broadcast in widescreen.

06-27-2008, 05:46 AM
But will all new shows and live shows be broadcast that way from next year, leaving only reruns in the 4X3 format?

06-27-2008, 06:02 AM
Feb 2009 is only the change-over date for OTA transmisiions.

4x3 will be around for a looooong time.