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HD Movies in Widescreen?

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#1 OFFLINE   prashp1



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Posted 20 August 2011 - 05:44 PM

Hello. Are the HD movies in widescreen on Premium channels, PPV, and On Demand? Which channels has HD widescreen movies? Thanks

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#2 OFFLINE   dpeters11


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Posted 20 August 2011 - 06:38 PM

I don't do much with those services, but the only thing I can think of that would not be widescreen but HD are old movies that are in Academy Ratio. At least they should be, I wouldn't think they would use stretchovison

#3 OFFLINE   spartanstew


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Posted 20 August 2011 - 06:44 PM

Do you mean OAR?

I'm sure Directv can't wait to get their hands on your unit.

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Posted 20 August 2011 - 06:47 PM

Do you mean OAR?


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Posted 20 August 2011 - 08:20 PM

Showtime is the only premium that shows all (or nearly all) their films in OAR.
HBO, Cinemax, Starz (and Encore) usually reformat every widescreen film to 16:9, though there are exceptions. Cinemax does show older (pre-mid '50s) movies in their original 4:3.

In the HD Extra Pack, HDnet always does OAR, MGM HD almost always does OAR. I don't have enough experience with SONY HD to know for sure about it.

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