When M*A*S*H started streaming on Hulu in June 2018, fans were surprised to discover the series had been remastered in high definition and cropped to 16:9 widescreen. Before long, places like iTunes, YouTube, Google Play, and Amazon began selling the remastered episodes as digital downloads.
Digital specialty network MeTV began airing the remastered episodes in the United States in April 2019.
For those of you who haven’t had the opportunity to watch M*A*S*H in high definition widescreen, here’s a gallery of screenshots taken the opening credits to the Season 1 episode “To Market, to Market”:
M*A*S*H Opening Credits in Widescreen
Personally, I’ve only watched a handful of episodes of M*A*S*H on Hulu. I don’t like the remastered versions much. The quality is astounding but watching the series in 16:9 widescreen is jarring. I prefer the standard definition full frame (4:3) episodes available on DVD, even if the quality isn’t as good.