I don't think they are using any more bandwidth to send the signal since they are still sharing the same transponder. I would guess it's some sort of letter-boxed format but with a flag in the signal that tells the receiver to stretch it. I don't know whether it's my satellite receiver or my audio-video receiver that is doing the stretching, it's not my TV.
This would explain why I have been having video trouble with AJE for the month of October. My nFusion Solaris apparently can't handle the widescreen video, the picture jumps every second and looks squished.
Any suggestions for replacement FTA boxes? I only have a 80cm dish pointed at 97w but something that could record to a network drive would be awesome, something that could interface to Windows Media Center 7 even better...
Just to post an update, decided to check AJE this morning and something has changed, the Solaris is displaying the video. However the box freezes if any on screen displays come up. Very weird. Seems it still doesn't like the widescreen feed to much.