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DIRECTV HD Channel Anticipation (Official Q3-12 Thread)

Discussion in 'DIRECTV Programming' started by Mike Bertelson, Jun 29, 2012.

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  1. Jul 3, 2012 #241 of 3975
    Hoosier205

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    Proof that it is an "up-rez?"
     
  2. Jul 3, 2012 #242 of 3975
    sigma1914

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    :lol: True.
     
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    MRinDenver

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    my mistake:)
     
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    tonyd79

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    Sounds about right to me.
     
  5. Jul 3, 2012 #245 of 3975
    Sixto

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    Full or empty?

    There were 12 test channels and they used them all. Details in the listing thread.

    Also, when a test channel has a name, such as "*xxxHD", and a channel number that matches that name, well, then you have fairly good odds of what they're testing. :)
     
  6. Jul 3, 2012 #246 of 3975
    Hoosier205

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    My point being...do you own the film on Blu-ray? Are you able to determine if it is from an HD master or an upconvert?
     
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    MRinDenver

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    I am saying I jumped the gun. Saw it on a small screen and wanted it to be so. My mistake. Post removed.
     
  8. Jul 3, 2012 #248 of 3975
    Hoosier205

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    Oh, I see. Understood.
     
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    Come on now. Can't Hoosiers and Wolverines get along? :D
     
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    GWTW on the HD channel on my cable system is 4:3 with pillar bars and 5.1 DD. On the SD channel it is wide screen stereo.
     
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    fleckrj

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    Almost nothing TCM shows is 16x9 content. If TCM HD fills the screen on a 16x9 screen, then it will not be OAR. All movies made between 1932 and 1952 had an aspect ration of 1.375:1. Most movies made prior to 1932 had an aspect ratio of 1.333:1. I do not know of any movie that has an aspect ratio of 16x9 (1.778:1). If TCM HD is any good, almost nothing they show will fill the screen on a 16x9 TV. If it does, I will not watch it.
     
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    Hoosier205

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    We barely have a team. Haha
     
  13. Jul 3, 2012 #253 of 3975
    Alan Gordon

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    Uh.... GWTW was filmed in 1.33:1. It should be 4:3 on both.

    It looks 4:3 on the TCM SD channel on DirecTV... :)

    I don't believe he meant that we'd have 24/7 16x9 content, but rather that we'd have programs fitted for a 16x9 screen due to the fact that TCM-HD will be made for viewing on 16x9 screens... in other words, no window-boxing)!

    ~Alan
     
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    Hoosier205

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    First season was 1887...and .425 record to date. Only two conference titles! Men's basketball is another story entirely.
     
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    inkahauts

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    Gne with the wind will never be seen in anything but 4x3 as I recall, as that is what it was shot in I do believe. 4x3 dose not automatically make something sd or Hi Definition. Usually it makes it sd, but not always. Tcm is going to show us all a lot of those examples.
     
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    The fact is, if we don't get DIY-HD soon, every project in my house is going to be a bit mis-measured and slightly off-center---I can't see what the heck they're doing in SD!
     
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    Alan Gordon

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    His first statement was actually a quote by Coca Cola Kid:

    His statement was referring to the fact that there are a lot more part-time RSNs than what I have listed in a list he was referring to.

    ~Alan
     
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    I do have TOH available in HD, but, unfortunately, I don't yet have the $3-million or so New England house (which has always seemed to be their staple project) to go along with it. ;)
     
  19. Jul 4, 2012 #259 of 3975
    TXD16

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    Sure, but even on my worst DIY day, skills-wise, I'm far closer to an Al than a I am a Tim, hence, my need for a DIY-HD fix.

    C'mon, DIRECTV, we real DIY guys are counting on you!
     
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    tonyd79

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    1.86:1 is traditionally shown as 16x9. Even on DVD. TCM shows plenty in that ratio. Plus, I was talking in general of widescreen (they do show a lot of widescreen stuff, which gets cut down to very small on the SD screen.

    TCM does not limit itself to movies before 1952. Better check things out again.
     
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