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HD Discussion: TLC (Channel 280)


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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: TLC (Channel 280)

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 - 04:34 AM

TLCHD - Confirmed on Channel 280
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Posted 26 September 2007 - 05:59 AM

Surprisingly good, but when I checked, it was letterboxed, not filling the screen?

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Posted 26 September 2007 - 06:15 AM

Confimed as well. looks great.

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Posted 26 September 2007 - 06:29 AM

Could not find 1 HD show in the guide for this channel.
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Posted 26 September 2007 - 06:45 AM

If trading spaces is still on the air, that show used to get some air time on Discovery HD Theater. I wouldn't get too worked up about the guide data just yet.

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Posted 26 September 2007 - 06:46 AM

If trading spaces is still on the air, that show used to get some air time on Discovery HD Theater. I wouldn't get too worked up about the guide data just yet.


And I'm almost sure LA Ink is in HD as well.
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Posted 26 September 2007 - 09:24 AM

Mine's in HD but dosen't fill the whole screen!! Any reason why?
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Posted 26 September 2007 - 09:32 AM

And I'm almost sure LA Ink is in HD as well.


Nope.

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Posted 27 September 2007 - 10:14 PM

I know American chopper is an HD show. but it currently looks like poo on TLC HD

Lots of noise and pixelation when its moving. still images look sharp as hell. might be a source issue. but yea. not the best on this show.

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Posted 27 September 2007 - 11:36 PM

I thought American Chopper looked pretty good, at least, as good as it looks on Disc HD Theater

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Posted 28 September 2007 - 04:17 AM

I only watched a few minutes of American Chopper last night since it was a repeat but I had it set to record because I delete my SD version of the series link and set it for the HD version.

For the couple of minutes that I did watch it the PQ and audio was great.

I will finish watching it some time this weekend and see how the rest of it is.

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Posted 28 September 2007 - 06:45 AM

Did anyone see the Coddington show last night ... HD doesn't do Jo alot of favors ... :)

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Posted 28 September 2007 - 09:19 AM

I must say, American Chopper last night was razor sharp. One of the best pictures I've seen yet. WOW!

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Posted 29 September 2007 - 10:24 AM

THIS CHANNEL IN HD IS POINTLESS.

Almost NOTHING is in HD. It is eithe pillar boxed or stretched 9/10 times.

What a waste.

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Posted 06 October 2007 - 11:53 PM

I was flipping through the HD channels tonight and came across Trading Spaces on TLCHD, and boy did it look really good. Now if TLC (and the rest of the Discovery networks) could just get the rest of their shows looking this good, I'll be really happy. :D

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Posted 15 November 2007 - 03:25 PM

Just read that Paige Davis is coming back to Trading Spaces. Now that will be a show that I would watch and it will be filmed entirely in HD.

http://tv.msn.com/tv...284373&GT1=7703

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Posted 12 February 2008 - 03:08 PM

Anyone know why 1/2 the HD shows are not 16x9 widescreen?

They are wider than SD but leave ~2" black bars on each side of my 52" set :confused:

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Posted 12 February 2008 - 03:18 PM

Those are actually not HD, the are 4x3 shows upconverted and then zoomed to 14x9, which is why you still see narrow pillar bars on each side.
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Posted 13 February 2008 - 03:28 PM

Then why do they put up the TLC HD logo for these shows, but not when there's obvious SD content?




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