1. This site uses cookies. By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Learn More.
  2. Welcome to the new DBSTalk community platform. We have recently migrated to a community platform called Xenfono and hope you will find this change to your liking. There are some differences, but for the most part, if you just post and read, that will all be the same. If you have questions, please post them in the Forum Support area. Thanks!

HD Discusson: MGM HD (Channel 255)

Discussion in 'DIRECTV Programming' started by Doug Brott, Sep 18, 2007.

Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.
  1. Sep 18, 2007 #1 of 128
    Doug Brott

    Doug Brott Lifetime Achiever DBSTalk Club

    28,939
    72
    Jul 12, 2006
    Los Angeles
  2. Oct 10, 2007 #2 of 128
    Stuart Sweet

    Stuart Sweet The Shadow Knows!

    37,060
    287
    Jun 18, 2006
    New channel confirmed.
     
  3. Oct 10, 2007 #3 of 128
    Steve615

    Steve615 Hall Of Fame

    4,651
    38
    Feb 5, 2006
    Middle TN area
    PQ is great as of now.It seems to be commercial free movies too. :)
     
  4. Oct 10, 2007 #4 of 128
    Sirshagg

    Sirshagg Hall Of Fame

    4,922
    0
    Dec 29, 2006
    Two questions.

    When the channels appear is there complete guide data?
    What do they show on this channel. Is it like hdnet movies?
     
  5. Oct 10, 2007 #5 of 128
    Blurayfan

    Blurayfan Hall Of Fame

    1,758
    8
    Nov 16, 2005
    Illinois
    When the channels launch the guide data is available.
     
  6. Oct 10, 2007 #6 of 128
    betterdan

    betterdan Icon

    931
    8
    May 22, 2007
    Just like I suspected, commercial free movies! :joy:
    Bring on Convoy in HD! :goodjob:
     
  7. Oct 10, 2007 #7 of 128
    yaddayaddayadda

    yaddayaddayadda Cool Member

    12
    0
    Oct 12, 2005
    How can you argue with this:

    http://www.mgmhd.com/index.php?day=21

    :)

    Looks like you only have to wait until the 11th :)
     
  8. Oct 10, 2007 #8 of 128
    petergaryr

    petergaryr Passed away April 24, 2010

    608
    0
    Nov 22, 2006
    Is it just me, or is the audio slightly out of synch?
     
  9. Oct 10, 2007 #9 of 128
    PWenger

    PWenger Legend

    155
    0
    Jan 24, 2003
    I believe the first movie this morning was the stereotypical Spaghetti Western...filmed in Italian, dubbed in English. I think it was just the dubbing, not the channel.
     
  10. Oct 10, 2007 #10 of 128
    djzack67

    djzack67 Icon

    899
    0
    Sep 18, 2007
    I have high hopes for this channel......
     
  11. Oct 10, 2007 #11 of 128
    borghe

    borghe Legend

    163
    0
    Oct 6, 2006
    here's to hoping Flash Gordon is OAR. I recorded it from HDNM a month ago or so, but I would love to have it in MPEG-4 instead. I never bought the recent anamoprhic DVD, so I only have the old letterboxed one. Figured that was ok as long as I saved it on the HR20.
     
  12. Oct 10, 2007 #12 of 128
    dentam

    dentam New Member

    8
    0
    Aug 6, 2005
    Have these films been edited for content?
     
  13. Oct 10, 2007 #13 of 128
    smiddy

    smiddy Tain't ogre til its ogre

    15,654
    121
    Apr 5, 2006
    This is the one channel that I was hoping for since there is a lot of older flicks I'd love to see in HD. This morning's showing was very kewl! Too bad that I couldn't stay home today to watch it all day. I thought the PQ was pretty good, not Discovery HD Theater/Smithsonian Channel HD good, but close. Perhaps it'll be better with newer content. I think this will be one of my favorite channels to be glued to.
     
  14. Oct 10, 2007 #14 of 128
    enagel

    enagel Cool Member

    15
    0
    Sep 17, 2007
    You asked for it! Being shown tomorrow (10/11) at 9:35am EDT.
     
  15. Oct 10, 2007 #15 of 128
    enagel

    enagel Cool Member

    15
    0
    Sep 17, 2007
    Being shown on MGM (10/14) at 5:10pm EDT
     
  16. Oct 10, 2007 #16 of 128
    JerryElbow

    JerryElbow Legend

    218
    0
    Jun 14, 2007
    I only had a chance to look at it for a few minutes this morning over breakfast but it looked and sounded good. Bring on the James Bond films (I understand Goldfinger and Dr. No are coming up soon)!
     
  17. Oct 10, 2007 #17 of 128
    Stuart Sweet

    Stuart Sweet The Shadow Knows!

    37,060
    287
    Jun 18, 2006
    When I looked this morning I saw a film in its original aspect ratio. Let's hope they all are!
     
  18. Oct 10, 2007 #18 of 128
    mhking

    mhking Legend

    564
    0
    Oct 27, 2002
    Atlanta
    Looks good so far....
     
  19. Oct 10, 2007 #19 of 128
    aktick

    aktick Legend

    110
    0
    Sep 1, 2006
    Not too many real popular movies, but being a young guy who hasn't seen a lot of these old 60s/70s movies, I'm looking forward to em.

    I did see there are some more popular "mainstream" movies coming up - Hotel Rwanda, The Usual Suspects, Mad Max.

    And in OAR. :biggthump
     
  20. Oct 10, 2007 #20 of 128
    paulman182

    paulman182 Hall Of Fame

    4,839
    3
    Aug 4, 2006
    Yeah, it is tough to judge PQ on a movie channel in a few minutes. Older movies could need restoration, and newer ones could intentionally have been shot on grainy or inferior film stock. It'll take a period of time to really judge it.

    Actually, PQ of any channel should be judged on the best source material it ever shows, because otherwise, one is judging the source material, not the channel.
     
Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.

Share This Page