I was watching the
premiere episode of Heist
last night off my DVR,
when at about halfway through the show, it switched from the high definition feed to a widescreen feed within a 4x3 box
within the regular widescreen area on my 4x3 TV. Not satisfying at all. I'd have been more appalled if the
show didn't suck so much (visually it actually looks very good, it's no CSI: Miami or Oceans Twelve, but it looked very
natural and pleasing in high definition), but the problem is who do I call and complain to?
It seemed like
somebody forgot to flip the switch back to high def after the commercial break or something and since I wasn't watching
live, there was definitely nothing to be done after the fact. Despite that, what can we do if our high definition
channel suddenly isn't? Do I contact the cable company, the local affiliate and whose desk do I need to make sure my
complaint ends up on?
I'd be remiss if I didn't end this by saying I don't recommend watching Heist to
anyone, it was really bad. The writing was best described as "Heist
feels like it was from somebody who saw Pulp Fiction and Oceans 11 and decided the key to good writing was inane banter
and pop culture references
". View at your own risk.