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FXX ruins the punchline by inexplicably cropping old standard definition ‘Simpsons’ episodes

24
Aug
2014

FXX isnt just resurrecting old episodes of The Simpsons during its week-and-a-half marathon. Its also making us relive one of our more painful memories: last decades labored transition from standard definition to HD programming. The network has made the inexplicable decision to broadcast the show in a 16:9 aspect ratio even though the majority of episodes are in 4:3. The show didnt switch to HD until 2009, in season 20, so most of the episodes on FXX are zoomed in and cropped. That means its not just ugly — youre missing the show as it was meant to be seen. …

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