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HD Discussion: The History Channel (Channel 269)


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#41 OFFLINE   Larry G

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Posted 27 September 2007 - 11:09 AM

This was my biggest disappointment of all yesterday. I was really looking forward to full screen 16X9 History HD programming. Man what a letdown!!!

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Posted 27 September 2007 - 11:27 AM

Please everyone here go to http://www.history.c...om&NetwCode=THC and let them know that you are not happy with the stretched picture.

I can't believe that someone a A&E Television networks thinks that stretched letterboxed content looks good. Why wouldn't they at least crop it?

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Posted 27 September 2007 - 11:43 AM

Captions don't work properly on the HD version. Dang, I hate that.
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Posted 27 September 2007 - 10:21 PM

History HD is still not showing up when I do a search by title. I can highlight it in the guide and press INFO and get a list though.
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Posted 27 September 2007 - 11:21 PM

Anyone else seeing an overscan issue on the History channel? I'm seeing an alternating white and black line on my Panasonic (see sig for more details there). I used to see that occasionally on HBOHD when I was watching SD programming via HDMI on my older 42" Panny, but not over component. That problem went away with my newer 58" Panny. Am I the only one seeing this?

Also, getting a fair amount of pixelation - picture break up on THCHD.


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I just watched history hd 269 for the first time. I saw this while watching Boneyard: Oil Rigs 10pm - 11pm PDT. I think I would describe it as underscan. ?? Not sure which is right but I think they need to zoom in just a touch. Also not sure who "they" would be. Is this a D* issue or History channel? I was seeing a constant white broken line at the top. Only 1.5 - 2 pixels at the top. I am trying to find my camera so I can take a pic but can't find it.

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Posted 28 September 2007 - 05:54 AM

History channel seemed to be attempting closed captioning last night. It was garbled and useless and rather infrequent.
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Posted 28 September 2007 - 07:55 AM

I'm getting very excited to see "Modern Marvels" in HD.
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Posted 28 September 2007 - 09:44 AM

I'm getting very excited to see "Modern Marvels" in HD.


I was excited too until I found it was the Stretched-Leterbox presentation that everything else is.

Ugh!

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Posted 28 September 2007 - 02:06 PM

Anyone else thing the History Channel HD logo needs some work?

It looks like someone made that logo in 5 minutes w/ Photoshop.

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Posted 28 September 2007 - 03:00 PM

Please everyone here go to http://www.history.c...om&NetwCode=THC and let them know that you are not happy with the stretched picture.

I can't believe that someone a A&E Television networks thinks that stretched letterboxed content looks good. Why wouldn't they at least crop it?


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Posted 28 September 2007 - 05:56 PM

Anyone catch Dogfights today? May have been my imagination, but it looked fantastic.

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Posted 28 September 2007 - 06:02 PM

Some of those shows look beautiful though... like the newer Modern Marvels episodes...

THE UNIVERSE starts in one hour, and I know that was filmed in HD... not to mention it's an AMAZING show, so I suggest everyone record it or watch it... :D

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Posted 28 September 2007 - 07:18 PM

I am watching i"The Universe" right now...great looking...except for the black bars at the top and bottom of the picture. What the heck is with that?
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Posted 28 September 2007 - 07:20 PM

Universe doesn't look HD at all really. It looks stretched. I hope Human Weapon is in HD, but I'm not holding my breath.
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Posted 28 September 2007 - 07:30 PM

I am watching i"The Universe" right now...great looking...except for the black bars at the top and bottom of the picture. What the heck is with that?


Yes, you're experiencing the famous A&E/History "Stupid Stretch-o-Vision". That's where they take a 16:9 program that was letterboxed for 4:3 SD and then stretch it back out to 16:9. Pretty sweet huh?

If you're not enjoying it, like the brainless sheep they think we are, please let them know at ae.viewerrelations@AETV.com.

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Posted 28 September 2007 - 07:42 PM

I'm watching The Universe right now too and it is definitely stretch-o-vision. While I understand there is not a lot of "HD Content" out there, do they really need to stretch a letterbox program? Just looks awful. I sent my thoughts to the previously provided link. Thanks for sharing that, everyone needs to send in a comment. http://www.history.c...om&NetwCode=THC

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Posted 28 September 2007 - 08:45 PM

Human Weapon is in HD. Phew!
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Posted 28 September 2007 - 09:21 PM

Anyone catch Dogfights today? May have been my imagination, but it looked fantastic.


Dogfights in HD was for me the most anticipated show with the new HD launch and it didn't disappoint. I guess not all of the episodes are HD but the one I saw this morning that was couldn't have looked better.

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Posted 28 September 2007 - 10:21 PM

Yesterday I was watching an HD program (can’t remember which one), anyways right after it ended the next show that was not in HD was properly cropped. Then about 5 or 10 seconds into the show they did what I can best describe as an anamorphic squeeze I used to do on my old 4:3 TV when watching letterbox DVD’s. Why!

I will say that their HD programming does look great though.

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Posted 28 September 2007 - 11:08 PM

I am watching i"The Universe" right now...great looking...except for the black bars at the top and bottom of the picture. What the heck is with that?


Great looking? I thought it was horrible. I'll stick to the SD version instead of the stretched Universe. I was really looking forward to this too. I guess eventually they'll get a clue.




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