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COZI TV Boston being broadcast in wrong aspect ratio

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COZI TV Boston being broadcast in wrong aspect ratio

 In Gloucester MA, COZI TV (Xfinity channel 935) is being broadcast in the wrong aspect ratio.

 

Comcast is getting a 16:9 signal from COZI, but they're broadcasting it as if it was a 4:3 signal.  The result is that 16:9 commercials are squished to 4:3, and old native 4:3 programs (like Bionic Woman right now, for instance) are  being squished to a ridiculously thin picture.  

 

It's been like this for a couple weeks now.  

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Re: COZI TV Boston being broadcast in wrong aspect ratio

You might check with your local station. It is quite possible they might have changed resolution for that channel.

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Re: COZI TV Boston being broadcast in wrong aspect ratio

This seems to be status quo for a number of SD channels on Xfinity.  Another example I can think of is Hallmark (SD).  I think Xfinity just hasn't figured out how to configure these channels properly.

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Re: COZI TV Boston being broadcast in wrong aspect ratio

I tend to watch COZI more, but now that you mention it, I have seen this issue occasionally on other SD channels as well.  

 

A couple years ago I went through this when MEtv was being broadcast incorrectly, and I contacted the local affiliate and Comcast---Comcast said it was the local affiliates fault, and the local affilliate said it was a problem with Comcast's equipment, as I recall---but they did eventually work it out.

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Re: COZI TV Boston being broadcast in wrong aspect ratio

Been like this for months in Boston. Unwatchable. Sent many emails..got generic responses. Emailed Cozi...no response.