Advertisements I have been reading up on the fact that as we get closer to the digital transition that many of the local channels in SD will be cropped. For those that don't know they are using the 14x9 signal and cutting off the sides so it fits the 4:3 size of a standard TV. For example CSI:Miami and Criminal Minds are no longer in widescreen here which they were last year. Instead the image appears zoomed in. This results in local ads running off the screen and even sometimes people in the show being cut in half on the edge of the screen.