A new word for the 21st century.

Many people now own widescreen TVs. Most new TV programmes are made in widescreen. However TV stations still like to broadcast some older programmes that were made before programmes were made in widescreen. This gives you two options. You can either watch the programme in the correct aspect ratio with black bars down each side. Or you can insist on the whole widescreen area being filled by stretching the image sideways so that everyone looks five stone fatter than they really are. In my opinion this distorted monstrosity is unwatchable, but maybe I’m just too fussy.

This second option is Dixonsvision – because that’s how all TVs seem to be configured in every Dixons shop.

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