When "V" miniseries came out on DVD I rented it on Netflix. That have it telecined at 1.85:1 aspect ratio and on the director's commentary he tells how they framed for 4:3 and protected for 1.85:1 (a little wider than current 'widescreen 16:9). It really gives it a better look 'more cinematic'.
I wonder if SyFy HD will air will air it from an HD telecine or just upconvert?
I also wonder if the standard def. channel will letterbox it.