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Picture format a let down
on 7 February 2014
As a self confessed Wheeler Dealers addict, I ordered all ten of the boxed series sets. These DVDs contain the thoroughly entertaining programmes that are repeatedly broadcast on Discovery and so I looked forward to receiving them with much anticipation.
Unfortunately, there were major disappointments with Series 1 to 4. The DVDs of these particular series are not in 16:9 format. They are in 4:3 format with a widescreen picture letterboxed inside. When I say ‘widescreen’, it is more widescreenish. The picture is not in 16:9 format, it looks more like 13:9.
I do not understand why the DVDs of Series 1 to 4 have been issued in this format. My confusion is greater when I recall that when the programmes on these DVDs are actually broadcast on Discovery they are in 16:9 format.
I had so much wanted to give each series a 5 star rating. However, due to the big let down from the aspect ratio of Series 1 to 4, I can only give them a 3 star rating. As far as Series 5 to 10 are concerned, then it’s 5 stars all the way.