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CNN HD ready to go, DirecTV only for now

Discussion in 'DIRECTV Programming' started by VeniceDre, Sep 1, 2007.

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    VeniceDre

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    Ken984

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    When showing 4:3 video, CNN HD will fill the 16:9 screen by adding graphic sidebars, says Hesskamp: “We’re not going to stretch our video.”

    This is the best thing I read in the article, it gives a small glimmer of hope that MAYBE the test of the Turner networks will not use stretchovision forever.
     
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    Alan Gordon

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    That's REALLY interesting considering:

    TBS to Go High Def September 1st

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    litzdog911

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    A bit wishy-washy on the go-live date ....
    In one place it says "a few weeks" and in another it says "mid September". Mid-September's only two weeks away on my calendar :)
     
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    Araxen

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    Well hopefully they'll be able someway to ditch all that junk at the bottom of the screen and put it on the sides! That would be actually useful for the pillar's! /gasp /gasp
     
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    doodlemebug

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    Araxen, THAT is the correct way to handle it. put that stuff on the sides, so shows in 4x3 are not covered.

    Plus a god place for trivia, extra commercials and etc
     
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    Please, God, NOOOO! Pillars should be nothing but a nice, non distracting BLACK (or gray, if your TV is a big weenie :lol: ).
     
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    Tom Robertson

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    No one has in this thread, but some people have talked about "how easy it is to switch to HD". The last line was very, very telling:
    And estimated costs of $10M aren't something to sneeze at either!

    Cheers,
    Tom
     
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    cygnusloop

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    ah....ah....ah...choooooo! :lol:

    I hear you, tibber, but I can't believe this whole "HD thing" really sneaked up on them, either.
     
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    It hasn't, at least not for CNN. I noticed that the cost is only estimated to be $10M since they built the broadcast center with HD in mind starting in 2004. :)

    And they've been playing with the cameras for some time, already replacing them in the field.

    They've done a great job as near as I can tell.

    Cheers,
    Tom

    (Funny you sneeze--I've got a cold and am sneezing a lot tonight. Coudn't help but use that idiom in my OP.) :)
     
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