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A & E "Strange" looking picture during Roadhouse


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#1 OFFLINE   diggerg56

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Posted 11 January 2009 - 03:32 PM

Earlier today we were watching Roadhouse on A & E (HD). I can only describe the picture as looking "strange." It didn't look like a movie normally does in HD. It was live looking, almost surreal.

No other channels look this way. Anyone else notice this or am I going crazy?

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#2 OFFLINE   loudo

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Posted 11 January 2009 - 05:30 PM

Earlier today we were watching Roadhouse on A & E (HD). I can only describe the picture as looking "strange." It didn't look like a movie normally does in HD. It was live looking, almost surreal.

No other channels look this way. Anyone else notice this or am I going crazy?

I didn't see that show, but was it possible that it was one of A&E's Stretch-O-Vision shows where they take 4x3 and stretch it to 16x9? A lot of their programs and a few other Networks (like History Channel) do that and it distorts the video and makes it look horrible.

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#3 OFFLINE   jdspencer

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Posted 11 January 2009 - 07:19 PM

The OP didn't describe the "strangeness" as being stretched but being maybe too vivid. A&E probably cranked up the color intensity.
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#4 OFFLINE   roadrunner1782

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Posted 11 January 2009 - 08:19 PM

I watched alittle bit of it earlier and it didn't really look HD to me just alittle "strange".




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