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beIN Sports Spanish

I stumbled on beIN Sports Espanol on channel 392 yesterday. As usual, the morons at Rogers made no announcement so we viewers have to find it by accident.

Brilliant to unscramble the Spanish channel, but not the English channel.
 

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Is TLN in SD available on an HD box?

TLN loves to stretch SD content on their HD channel but I can't stand watching it that way. When SD episodes of Everybody Loves Raymond are on, I tried searching for the SD version (to avoid the stretching) with my HD box. The lower numbered version autoconverts to HD for me. I couldn't find an non stretched version anywhere. Anyone have a suggestion?
 

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Try Dejaview 293 tomorrow. SD only. They have an all day marathon of Everybody loves Raymond.
 

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TBS, TNT, A&E TLC and a few others stretch as well. The spin phrase was "to give our viewers a consistent widescreen experience". Give me a break...If Rogers would offer an SD version for viewers with an HD box I could live with this but Rogers is trying to save bandwidth and the thinking is why would an HD viewer ever want to watch something that is available in HD in SD. Well this is the reason....
 

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TLN loves to stretch SD content on their HD channel but I can't stand watching it that way. When SD episodes of Everybody Loves Raymond are on, I tried searching for the SD version (to avoid the stretching) with my HD box. The lower numbered version autoconverts to HD for me. I couldn't find an non stretched version anywhere. Anyone have a suggestion?
Hi Snorlax,

If you are in Toronto, try:
Channel 782 - Telelatino East (SD)
or
Channel 783 - Telelatino West (SD)

Both should be SD 480i 4:3 feed.

If you try channel 35, you get the AutoHD feed unfortunately. Which is what you are experiencing.
 

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Unfortunately, channel 782 is TLNHD East for me. 783 is SD. Yes I am in Toronto. (Thornhill, actually but at work in Toronto our HD box there does the same thing.
 

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Unfortunately, channel 782 is TLNHD East for me. 783 is SD. Yes I am in Toronto. (Thornhill, actually but at work in Toronto our HD box there does the same thing.
Glad to hear it finally worked out for you. My parents usually watch the auto HD feed of TLN, but one day I go to visit I will punch in 783 and try the SD feed for a day and see how it is, hopefully it wont have the stretch-o-vision.
 

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783 is west. It's not the same programming, being on a 3-hour delay.

You can't watch TLN without stretch-o-vision on the primary feed.
 

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nfitz has it right. 783 is a 3 hour delay. There is no TLN SD for their East feed, at least not if you have a HD box. I'm just annoyed Rogers isn't giving me the SD option anymore.
 

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Really? The HD version has always been unblocked for me. Never tried the SD version though.
 
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