The only way i can describe it is utter and total incompetence....pretty pathetic on all counts. Aspect ratio stretching, grossly out of synch audio, improper audio formatting......what exactly has been broadcast in true HD so far that isn't available on other channels? Don't get me started on the bug either.
The whole thing just strikes me as some sort of half-a**ed effort to jump on some perceived
'HD bandwagon' by AE........simply thinking 'well if we just upconvert cheap SD and stretch it......the average Joe will see his 16:9 filled up and won't notice much else'
Hopefully the Shaw pipeline has a few extra drops left to accomodate this dreck.
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