Jump to content


Welcome to DBSTalk


Sign In 

Create Account
Welcome to DBSTalk. Our community covers all aspects of video delivery solutions including: Direct Broadcast Satellite (DBS), Cable Television, and Internet Protocol Television (IPTV). We also have forums to discuss popular television programs, home theater equipment, and internet streaming service providers. Members of our community include experts who can help you solve technical problems, industry professionals, company representatives, and novices who are here to learn.

Like most online communities you must register to view or post in our community. Sign-up is a free and simple process that requires minimal information. Be a part of our community by signing in or creating an account. The Digital Bit Stream starts here!
  • Reply to existing topics or start a discussion of your own
  • Subscribe to topics and forums and get email updates
  • Send private personal messages (PM) to other forum members
  • Customize your profile page and make new friends
 
Guest Message by DevFuse

Photo
- - - - -

HD Movies in Widescreen?


  • Please log in to reply
4 replies to this topic

#1 OFFLINE   prashp1

prashp1

    AllStar

  • Registered
  • 82 posts
Joined: Jul 31, 2006

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

...Ads Help To Support This SIte...

#2 OFFLINE   dpeters11

dpeters11

    Hall Of Fame

  • DBSTalk Club
  • 13,480 posts
  • LocationCincinnati
Joined: May 30, 2007

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

spartanstew

    Dry as a bone

  • Registered
  • 12,495 posts
  • LocationWylie, Texas
Joined: Nov 16, 2005

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.

 
Directv customer since 2000

#4 OFFLINE   prashp1

prashp1

    AllStar

  • Topic Starter
  • Registered
  • 82 posts
Joined: Jul 31, 2006

Posted 20 August 2011 - 06:47 PM

Do you mean OAR?


Yes.

#5 OFFLINE   QuickDrop

QuickDrop

    Hall Of Fame

  • Registered
  • 1,115 posts
Joined: Jul 20, 2007

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.




Protected By... spam firewall...And...