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Rudolph in HD??

Discussion in 'DIRECTV Programming' started by Boston_bill, Dec 2, 2009.

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  1. Dec 2, 2009 #1 of 18
    Boston_bill

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    CBS promoted this as HD all weekend. Im only seeing in SD
     
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    Hoosier205

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    It is in HD. What makes you think it isn't?
     
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    Hmm, just the fact that when I checked a minute ago, it was in SD. WHP 21 probably dropped the ball again. They suck.
     
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    MountainMan10

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    Doesn't come on here for another 20 minutes, but the D* guide shows that it is SD on both our local CBS (which is HD) and the nationwide HD feed on 390.
     
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    R0am3r

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    The quality definitely looks pretty good, but the sidebars are present. Is this because it was originally produced in a 4:3 aspect ratio?
     
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    Hoosier205

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    Just in case this is what is throwing you off: It is not supposed to be 1.85:1 (16:9)...it isn't supposed to fill your screen. It was filmed with a 1.33:1 aspect ratio (4:3).
     
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    nino2469

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    is it really HD then if its not widescreen?
     
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    LarryFlowers

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    Yes!
     
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    Hoosier205

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    Yes. Without question.
     
  10. hilmar2k

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    It's actually quite impressive looking.
     
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    HD does not have to be widescreen.
     
  13. Boston_bill

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    This is what threw me off. I assumed it would fill the screen anot have the black sidebars present. Just too spoiled by HD I guess;)
     
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    I'm pretty sure the advertisements over the weekend showed it in 16:9.
     
  15. wilbur_the_goose

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    Boston bill - Watch Gone With The Wind in HD. It's 4:3.

    As are many of our great films.
     
  16. LarryFlowers

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    Braven, the ads were 16x9, but remember they were produced recently.

    Boston_Bill, there is a school out there who don't care, they just want their expensive new TV screens filled up, but when the product is shot in a non widescreen format, the only way to fill the screen is to introduce some form of distortion.. which never looks good.
     
  17. JayPSU

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    The Wizard of Oz as well and it looks stunning on blu-ray.
     
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