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Anamorphic stretch gives me a headache.

Discussion in 'DIRECTV Programming' started by Stuart Sweet, Jan 2, 2008.

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  1. Hutchinshouse

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    I did, many times.

    http://www.dbstalk.com/showthread.php?p=1178438#post1178438
     
  2. Stuart Sweet

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    In this case I refer to those channels eponymous to Mr. Turner.
     
  3. smiddy

    smiddy Tain't ogre til its ogre

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    Cool! Thanks! I am going to start jotting down the offending channels I see during my viewing and list them here (or a new [sticky moderator] thread; if warranted).

    Eponymous to Mr. Turner, man I had to look that one up. So, is there a particular address to send Mr. Turner a post of our unhappiness with his product(s)? He probably knows, but can't do anything about it...we'd likely need someone more close to the quality of the product.
     
  4. Stuart Sweet

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    Agreed, smiddy. Rest assured your humble moderator is exploring several avenues that will, hopefully, lead to the TBS operations center.
     
  5. smiddy

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    Awesome man!

    Eponymous !rolling
     
  6. gfrang

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    I used to stretch all sd shows i guess it took me a long time to smarting up.
    Now i watch every thing like it is sent,but it will take a wile before all HD channels
    become all HD
     
  7. smiddy

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    Tonight I looked at 19 channels to visually check out there programming critically. I took decent notes on their content and made a few comments on commercials and what not. I plan on looking at a few more in the morning to capture the rest of the generally available HD channels. I did this between the 7:30 pm and 10:00 pm central time. Some things were interesting to note, at least to me, others were expected...but alas I am not done.

    There is one thing I have to point out, because I'm either in the dark because I hadn't seen it, or I've been way too distracted: Did anyone know that Discovery HD Theater has a channel at 281? I just noticed that tonight...perhaps I'm slow. :D
     
  8. oldfantom

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    I am wondering when I am going to get the letter from Dewey, Cheatum and Howe asking me to join the class. Yes I will join the class action suit and get a coupon for a free slushy at the Orange Julius in Vermont while the lawyers by Mercedes.

    Darn it Stuart, you start a rant on strech-o-vision and it gets me all worked up and thinking about tort reform.

    I am going to bed.

    BTW - Didn't Turner sell to Time/Warner which sold to AOL/Time Warner which ousted Ted and became Time Warner again?
     
  9. TNGTony

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    What brand and model TV do you have? Is it recent or an older model (more than a couple of years old?

    See ya
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  10. msmith198025

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    It the samsung HP-s4233. Basically a 4253 that they sold at sams and costco. I was thinking the only difference was a different bezel and the lack of anti-glare coating as thats all I could find. Perhaps this is another cost cutting feature? I would be suprised though. I got it last year
     
  11. Thaedron

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    Ugh, I scream in terror even thinking what that would be like. Arghhhhhhhhhh....

    Like you my Samsung will un-stretch which is greatly preferrable most of the time.
     
  12. Paul Secic

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    Then don't watch it Stewart. It's that way on E. I warched WTCG back in the late 70's on cable. Great old movies, TV shows. Now it's junk to me.
     
  13. gcisko

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    One factor is the size of your 16:9 tv. I have a 27" sylvania that the stretch is hardly noticable. On my 42" samsung there is no way it is cool.
     
  14. TNGTony

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    No. Aspect ratio is aspect ratio whether it's 16 mm x 9 mm or 16 feet by 9 feet. The shape is the same. A stretched image is a stretched image no matter how small the screen, and ,to me, just as umbearable. :)

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  15. msmith198025

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    True. However on a smaller screen (27) it would be harder to see the stretch than on a larger one(42). I know that it looked that way to me when I upgraded. YMMV
     
  16. Jeremy W

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    Sorry to nit pick, but anamorphic stretching is not what TBS uses. Anamorphic is linear, where everything is stretched evenly. TBS uses non-linear, fully destructive stretching. It cannot be corrected by any TV or receiver out there today.
     
  17. tooloud10

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    +1

    PLEASE don't use the term "anamorphic" to describe stretch-o-vision. "Anamorphic" is actually one of the procedures used to CORRECTLY display a 16:9 image. There's a LOT of confusion on this thread about anamorphic widescreen images and unfortunately, it only contributes to the networks' confusion when multi-page threads continue to misuse the term.

    IOW, they'll NEVER figure out what format we want if we're not even using the proper terms.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anamorphic_widescreen
     
  18. Paul Secic

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    Turner sold everything to Time/Warner.
     
  19. gfrang

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    You got admit no matter how bad the tv shows look all stretch-o - visioned out the commercials always look great.
     
  20. StephenK

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    I think there should be a mode that crops the image to 14:9 and then does a TNT-stretch. Minimal distortion and cropping! :)

    My Sony CRT has an option called "wide zoom" which is like the same thing with plain stretching instead of TNT. You guys should check it out, it's my fav way to view 4:3.
     
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