So, here's something to think about... I checked a dvr recording of HOUSE... from last July against Tuesday night's broadcast after Tim Lucas posted that he heard the new one was supposed to be the new widescreen HD master. Turns out it wasn't widescreen, but...

OLD:
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NEW:
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Do note, these aren't exactly the same frames, but pretty darn close. Appears to me that it WAS the new transfer, but then they chose the 4:3 version cropped from the widescreen one. Go figure...

Kundun Rat Terrier: 8/16/02 - 3/26/11. RIP, Ku.