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Old 2011-09-30, 11:06 AM   #1
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Default Is anyone getting CBC-HD in full wide-screen format?

I'm in Fredericton. I'm now getting a local feed on ch. 514. It used to come out of Toronto.
Now, all programming on 514 is in small format, not 9:16 aspect ratio.
Am the only one getting this? If not, why aren't there more complaints.
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Old 2011-09-30, 02:48 PM   #2
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There has been discussion at Bell Aliant FibreOP forum. See http://www.digitalhome.ca/forum/showthread.php?t=145463

CBC NB did broadcast in 16:9 for a few days after the digital switchover but then suddenly reverted to 4:3 with no explanation. After a few days of that Aliant took the local CBC feed off their assigned HD channel and reinstated the Toronto feed until CBC clears up the problem. I haven't seen anything yet as to exactly what the problem is. I e-mailed CBC asking for info and promised the FibreOP forum I would post any reply, but I never received any.
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Old 2011-10-01, 11:10 PM   #3
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OK I can handle CBC news New Brunswick in 4:3 bit HNIC, really?

Why not give us the CBC Toronto feed until they get this fixed.

The crazy thing is it looks like its HD in 4:3 not 16:9 is that even possible, letter-boxed maybe but 4:3?
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Old 2011-10-02, 06:21 PM   #4
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I suggest everyone who reads this get on the phone and complain to Rogers or E-mail them. They should have enough sense to switch it back if the CBC folks don't have their act together.
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Old 2011-10-02, 08:44 PM   #5
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St. John's CBC HD (514) is 4:3 too but my father is getting the full widescreen CBC HD from Rogers in grand falls and it's the Newfoundland feed?? Maybe this is a Rogers issue not a CBC issue??
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Old 2011-10-06, 06:00 PM   #6
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I just spoke to Rogers. They say that they can't change back to CBC Toronto due to CRTC rules.
So, it may be awhile before we get an HD wide-screen from ch. 514 CBC.
On a 52" screen the CBC looks pathetic. Hockey Night in Canada starts tonight. This is cruel and unusual punishment and we're paying a premium for it. I'm not a happy camper.
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Old 2011-10-06, 07:08 PM   #7
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I don't believe that CRTC rules stuff. Aliant switched it.

Getting SD hockey is a joke. Is this Canada or Mongolia?
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Old 2011-10-06, 07:29 PM   #8
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I cannot wait for FibreOp. I am ditching Rogers as fast as my fingers call dial the support line.
CBC HD is my only shot at HD hockey (basic cable) and I have to look at this SD crap????
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Old 2011-10-06, 07:52 PM   #9
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I am extremely mad that I am not getting tonights game in HD. It's not even on Center Ice ffs
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Old 2011-10-06, 08:00 PM   #10
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Funny, I just called and got another line telling me that ALL of Canada's Rogers customers are watching it in SD because CBC is having trouble. Funny how there is not 1 thread about this in the Ont forum. Can anyone confirm Ont's feed is indeed in SD?
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Old 2011-10-06, 08:14 PM   #11
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Ok. I can't decide what's worse.. Watching the Leafs actually winning a game or watching it in SD.

....then again it's only the 2nd period.
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Old 2011-10-06, 08:20 PM   #12
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oh that's not nice Woodsie. Go Leafs Go!
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Old 2011-10-06, 08:27 PM   #13
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You could always watch it in HD on RDS-HD (617).. CBC feed problem my butt!..
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Old 2011-10-06, 10:07 PM   #14
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I emailed CBC through the website we'll see if I get any response, it was about the hockey games again tonight not in HD.
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Old 2011-10-07, 12:09 AM   #15
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I don't normally watch hockey, but I was performing an optimization just north of Toronto this evening and when flicking through the channels I'm pretty sure CBC Hockey was HD in the early evening. The Pit/Van game that's on right now is HD.
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