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Videotron added WFN in SD format last wednesday to the lineup.

The first thing I noticed is that the screen is full 4:3 all the time and people are unusually stretched up. When using the "Stretch" function of my HD receiver, they look more natural.

I'm trying to figure out if Videotron took the HD feed and squeezed it to fit in an SD channel, or if the channel has always been sent to providers that way? It would look better with black bars... or with the sides cut off.
 

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The show currently on (Fly Max) fills up the 4:3 channel. Weird. And you saw black bars on top and bottom during the same show?
 

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OK, so basically for WFN SD, they use the 16:9 source and squeeze it to fit the 4:3 channel without cutting off anything.

And if the source is 4:3, then it'll play fine on WFN SD but they'll stretch the screen to fill the 16:9 area on WFN HD.

Interesting.
 
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