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Discussion in 'DIRECTV Programming' started by Sea bass, Jul 19, 2012.

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  1. Jul 19, 2012 #1 of 286
    Sea bass

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    Are most of the movies in 4x3 format? Each time i have tuned in today, black bars left & right?? Thanks in advance.
     
  2. Jul 19, 2012 #2 of 286
    tonyd79

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    They show a lot of very old movies, particularly during the day, so those would be 4x3.

    They show the movie in OAR almost every time.
     
  3. Jul 19, 2012 #3 of 286
    dpeters11

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    I haven't looked to see what movies they've been airing, but all movies filmed from around 1932 to 1952 were in a ratio close to 4:3, called Academy Ratio.
     
  4. Jul 19, 2012 #4 of 286
    n3vino

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    Sometimes they do have movies at 16 x 9. To my knowledge, they leave movies in their original format. Obviously the older movies are 4 x 3.
     
  5. Jul 19, 2012 #5 of 286
    Laxguy

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    Watching (recorded a few hours ago) Convicts 4, 1961, which was mis ID'd as Convicts, (1991). But it was in 16:9, didn't see any bad cropping. Nice resolution, too.

    I'd forgotten that films prior to 1952 were "SD sized", mas o menos.
     
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    Mark Holtz

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    Uh, t just happens that SD is 480i and are 4:3, while HD has multiple higher resolutions and are 16:9. Please don't confuse resolution and ratio. It is possible to have a BluRay of a 1925 film (Metropolis, anyone?), and a DVD that is showing material in 2.35:1 ratio.
     
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    bobnielsen

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    That movie had a 1.85 aspect ratio so the letter boxing was barely noticeable.
     
  8. Jul 19, 2012 #8 of 286
    dod1450

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    Thank you for letting us know about TMCHD. I think I had a found a problem with channel guide. I have my HRD-34 set to hide duplicate SD. It seems to be not working for 256. I see the same channel twice. Anyone else seen this?
     
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    PrinceLH

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    Nice crisp picture, on TCM. So glad that this finally found it's way into the HD realm. So? Which channel would you folks like to see upgraded from SD to HD?
     
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    Mark Holtz

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    My issue is that I had to add it to my channel list.
     
  11. Jul 19, 2012 #11 of 286
    tonyd79

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    Watching Forbidden Planet now. Wow. Couldn't convince me it is not from an hd transfer. Not perfect but excellent for 56 year old movie. Never saw it like this (dont own the Blu ray but have seen older DVDs). Sound is excellent. 3.2.1. When they disembark from the ship early on, the footsteps echoed so nicely.

    And best of all, OAR!!!!
     
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    lparsons21

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    I agree, it sure looked like Forbidden Planet was in HD. Great PQ and AQ. Looked much better than I expected and surely better than what it did when I saw it in an el-cheapo theater in the mid 70's.
     
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    tonyd79

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    I'm enthralled. Haven't watched this movie through in years. I should go to bed but....
     
  14. Jul 20, 2012 #14 of 286
    TomK

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    and Robin Hood....damn good in HD no matter the 4:3.....just very vibrant colors.
     
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    tonyd79

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    Yes damnit. They shouldn't have given us this channel. I'm fonna lose a lot of sleep.
     
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    Lucid504

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    you always have to do that its the only way for them to add the channel in hd.
     
  17. Jul 20, 2012 #17 of 286
    Alan Gordon

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    The Blu-ray is superior...

    "The Adventures Of Robin Hood" Blu-ray is superior as well, but I'll be honest, depending upon a person's TV, viewing distance, and eyesight, the differences would probably be negligible on it for most people.

    ~Alan
     
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    Laxguy

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    My gosh, in this version, Robin's band of merrie men numbers several hundred! And a lot of vine swinging, pre-Tarzan.

    Yes, the colors are nicely done.
     
  19. Jul 20, 2012 #19 of 286
    kattheaunt

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    It does look very nice. Can't wait to see some of my favorites again.
     
  20. Jul 20, 2012 #20 of 286
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    Its "HR34"

    And I had that problem on my HR34 when TCM-HD went live.

    Toggled the guide settings in "Preferences" to "Show all channels" and allowed them all to appear. Then back again to "Hide SD duplicates" fixed to issue.
     
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