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HD Discusson: MGM HD (Channel 255)


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#1 OFFLINE   Doug Brott

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Posted 18 September 2007 - 12:32 PM

Discussion thread for the new HD channel: MGM (Channel 255)

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   Stuart Sweet

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Posted 10 October 2007 - 03:58 AM

New channel confirmed.
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Posted 10 October 2007 - 04:15 AM

PQ is great as of now.It seems to be commercial free movies too. :)

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Posted 10 October 2007 - 04:22 AM

Two questions.

When the channels appear is there complete guide data?
What do they show on this channel. Is it like hdnet movies?
Who is this "Vod Kanockers" that you speak of?

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Posted 10 October 2007 - 04:27 AM

Two questions.

When the channels appear is there complete guide data?
What do they show on this channel. Is it like hdnet movies?

When the channels launch the guide data is available.

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Posted 10 October 2007 - 05:01 AM

Just like I suspected, commercial free movies! :joy:
Bring on Convoy in HD! :goodjob:

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Posted 10 October 2007 - 05:43 AM

How can you argue with this:

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When her fiancee is beaten to death by some underworld thugs, Diana 'Sugar' Hill uses voodoo to create an army of zombies who seek revenge against the Mob.


http://www.mgmhd.com/index.php?day=21

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Bring on Convoy in HD!


Looks like you only have to wait until the 11th :)

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Posted 10 October 2007 - 06:02 AM

Is it just me, or is the audio slightly out of synch?

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Posted 10 October 2007 - 06:16 AM

I believe the first movie this morning was the stereotypical Spaghetti Western...filmed in Italian, dubbed in English. I think it was just the dubbing, not the channel.

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Posted 10 October 2007 - 06:18 AM

I have high hopes for this channel......
Waiting for
BBCA HD

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Posted 10 October 2007 - 06:29 AM

here's to hoping Flash Gordon is OAR. I recorded it from HDNM a month ago or so, but I would love to have it in MPEG-4 instead. I never bought the recent anamoprhic DVD, so I only have the old letterboxed one. Figured that was ok as long as I saved it on the HR20.

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Posted 10 October 2007 - 06:36 AM

Have these films been edited for content?

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Posted 10 October 2007 - 06:41 AM

This is the one channel that I was hoping for since there is a lot of older flicks I'd love to see in HD. This morning's showing was very kewl! Too bad that I couldn't stay home today to watch it all day. I thought the PQ was pretty good, not Discovery HD Theater/Smithsonian Channel HD good, but close. Perhaps it'll be better with newer content. I think this will be one of my favorite channels to be glued to.
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Posted 10 October 2007 - 07:13 AM

Just like I suspected, commercial free movies! :joy:
Bring on Convoy in HD! :goodjob:


You asked for it! Being shown tomorrow (10/11) at 9:35am EDT.

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Posted 10 October 2007 - 07:17 AM

here's to hoping Flash Gordon is OAR. I recorded it from HDNM a month ago or so, but I would love to have it in MPEG-4 instead. I never bought the recent anamoprhic DVD, so I only have the old letterboxed one. Figured that was ok as long as I saved it on the HR20.


Being shown on MGM (10/14) at 5:10pm EDT

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Posted 10 October 2007 - 07:21 AM

I only had a chance to look at it for a few minutes this morning over breakfast but it looked and sounded good. Bring on the James Bond films (I understand Goldfinger and Dr. No are coming up soon)!

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Posted 10 October 2007 - 07:26 AM

When I looked this morning I saw a film in its original aspect ratio. Let's hope they all are!
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Posted 10 October 2007 - 07:28 AM

Looks good so far....
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Posted 10 October 2007 - 07:30 AM

Not too many real popular movies, but being a young guy who hasn't seen a lot of these old 60s/70s movies, I'm looking forward to em.

I did see there are some more popular "mainstream" movies coming up - Hotel Rwanda, The Usual Suspects, Mad Max.

And in OAR. :biggthump

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Posted 10 October 2007 - 07:30 AM

This is the one channel that I was hoping for since there is a lot of older flicks I'd love to see in HD. This morning's showing was very kewl! Too bad that I couldn't stay home today to watch it all day. I thought the PQ was pretty good, not Discovery HD Theater/Smithsonian Channel HD good, but close. Perhaps it'll be better with newer content. I think this will be one of my favorite channels to be glued to.


Yeah, it is tough to judge PQ on a movie channel in a few minutes. Older movies could need restoration, and newer ones could intentionally have been shot on grainy or inferior film stock. It'll take a period of time to really judge it.

Actually, PQ of any channel should be judged on the best source material it ever shows, because otherwise, one is judging the source material, not the channel.

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