[mythtv-users] Is cable going widescreen?

Matt Emmott memmott at gmail.com
Mon Aug 25 17:47:59 UTC 2008

On Mon, Aug 25, 2008 at 1:40 PM, Steve Peters - Priority Electronics <
steve at priorityelectronics.com> wrote:

>  When the digital cutoff comes in feb of next year…I'm kinda curious about
> the standard over the air channels that cable companies carry.
> Will they be going widescreen on me?
> Right now, I can have a 4:3 tv and watch the 4:3 local channels from my
> cable company, as oppossed to the 16:9 hd locals.
> But after feb of next year, will those 4:3 channels even exist? I know that
> if I was doing just OTA, then with a converter box, the answer would be yes,
> only widescreen, leaving black bars above and below the picture…but what
> about cable? They have not mentioned anything in their ads except that
> you'll be just fine with cable.
> -Steve
> Why would OTA with a converter box switch to widescreen only?
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