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HD Discussion: TBS (Channel 247)


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#1 OFFLINE   Doug Brott

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Posted 18 September 2007 - 02:15 PM

Discussion thread for the new HD channel: TBS (Channel 247)

Topics: PQ, Programming, Stretch-0-vision (we hope not!), etc.

And don't forget our other coverage of the new DIRECTV HD channels:

The list of Launched Channels,
Troubleshooting Tips for the New HD Channels,
and just for fun, The "I Got Them!" Challenge.


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#2 OFFLINE   Earl Bonovich

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Posted 26 September 2007 - 04:35 AM

TBSHD - Confirmed on channel 247
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Posted 26 September 2007 - 04:48 AM

TBS is the only channel added this morning that still looks like SD on my TV. The channel has been renamed to TBDHD but I don't see the HD yet.

Is there a problem?

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#4 OFFLINE   speedy4022

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Posted 26 September 2007 - 04:55 AM

It is like TNTHD stretch O vision yuck!
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Posted 26 September 2007 - 04:56 AM

Given the programming that is on TBS, how much of it was actually shot in HD? Seems that with the majority of their programs, all will probably be in SD (except the sports) IMO. Hope I'm wrong.

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Posted 26 September 2007 - 05:07 AM

How about A Christmas Story in HD this year ;)
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Posted 26 September 2007 - 05:11 AM

Looks SD Strech to me.....
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Posted 26 September 2007 - 05:18 AM

IMHO, TBS in HD is mostly going to be for sports, and it is great that it is up before the baseball playoffs (which move to TBS this year). Other than that, this is a rerun channel with most of the shows taped long before HD was invented. However the MGM, UA, and Warner movie vaults are full of filmed movies, and film can be shown in HD easily.

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Posted 26 September 2007 - 05:20 AM

looks the same as SD on this one so far to me.
Gonna give it some time and wait for sports!

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Posted 26 September 2007 - 05:34 AM

Looks SD Strech to me.....


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Posted 26 September 2007 - 05:46 AM

How about A Christmas Story in HD this year ;)


Now that would be nice. 24 hours of A Christmas Story like they do every year in HD!

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Posted 26 September 2007 - 06:00 AM

Not only is it only stretched SD. It's really horrible quality SD. I wonder if it's all going to be as awful PQ on the channel as the current program, Saved By The Bell?

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Posted 26 September 2007 - 06:01 AM

Looks SD Strech to me.....


Oh, yeah. Need to find some programming that is true HD.

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Posted 26 September 2007 - 06:08 AM

How about A Christmas Story in HD this year ;)


Now that would be sweet - lets hope they clean it up for HD better than they did for the DVD, which while still wonderful to own just didn't have the greatest PQ in the world.

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Posted 26 September 2007 - 06:16 AM

Now that would be sweet - lets hope they clean it up for HD better than they did for the DVD, which while still wonderful to own just didn't have the greatest PQ in the world.


Edited because what I wrote applies to TNTHD, not TBSHD (had to do with guide listings showing HD when a show really isn't HD).

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Posted 26 September 2007 - 06:26 AM

At least TNT HD's picture quality is better. I was hoping TBS HD would be at least as good. I watch a lot of the rerun shows after work. I've been waiting for this one. Honestly, it looks no better than it did yesterday.

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Posted 26 September 2007 - 06:38 AM

the Braves only game on TBS the rest of the year will be on Sunday @ 2:00pm. We'll atleast get to see some HD baseball on the channel before the playoffs.

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Posted 26 September 2007 - 06:43 AM

The only thing I've seen in HD on the OTA TBS broadcast signal here in Atlanta is Braves coverage. I'd presume that sports will be it for now. None of the movies are in HD presently.
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Posted 26 September 2007 - 07:10 AM

Doesn't TBS show reruns of "King of Queens"? They are in HD on network TV.
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Posted 26 September 2007 - 07:16 AM

I was under the Impression that their original shows (Tyler Perry, My Boys) were shot in HD, and they'd be able to show their reruns of shows that were shot in HD (The Office, later seasons of Everybody Loves Raymond and such).




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