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HD Discusson: MGM HD (Channel 255)


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#21 OFFLINE   DMRI2006

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Posted 10 October 2007 - 07:41 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 think it's great that you will be exposed to them but I feel bad for you. Not being sarcastic either -- if you've only sampled movies from the '90s as your primary movie viewing you really haven't been exposed to genuine moviemaking for the most part.

And I do have to correct you: you say they're not "popular" -- that is absolutely NOT the case for a lot of these films. Most of these films were hits in their day and probably still sell well in terms of being catalog titles. A LOT more people have seen them than, say, "Hotel Rwanda" -- just because a movie is "newer" doesn't make it more "popular".

That aside, this channel is just what the doctor ordered as far as I'm concerned. I don't need to see SHREK 24/7 and seeing REAL movies in HD from the '30s thru the '90s is absolutely fantastic. Even better the line-up looks really varied, making it superior to HDNet Movies right off the bat.

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#22 OFFLINE   Marvin

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Posted 10 October 2007 - 08:07 AM

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Posted 10 October 2007 - 08:20 AM

Not too many real popular movies...

Look ahead on the schedule: there's a lot more popular movies coming next week. :)
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Posted 10 October 2007 - 08:20 AM

There is one negative about this channel: a bug on the screen that never goes away.

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Posted 10 October 2007 - 08:22 AM

pic breaking up 103B signals all in the mid 90's as of this post
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Posted 10 October 2007 - 08:37 AM

No popular movies? Lets remember MGM has all the Bond movies and I see there is a double header soon. This is excellent. If I *ONLY* watch James Bond movies on MGMHD it will justify the $5/month price for this package. Easily.

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Posted 10 October 2007 - 08:40 AM

IMHO most of the movies that the public thinks of as "popular" have long been available from other sources. It's the lesser-known ones that I'm looking forward to.

Let's not make the mistake of confusing "popular" with "good.";)

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Posted 10 October 2007 - 08:44 AM

And here I thought I'd need a Blu-ray player to get MGM movies in hi-def. Guess not. Now if only there were a Disney HD movie channel and a Sony HD movie channel.
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Posted 10 October 2007 - 08:55 AM

And here I thought I'd need a Blu-ray player to get MGM movies in hi-def. Guess not. Now if only there were a Disney HD movie channel and a Sony HD movie channel.


My thoughts exactly. One less reason to take the Blu pill as I have an HD-A2 as well.

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Posted 10 October 2007 - 08:58 AM

Stargate in HD with Kurt Russell would be awesome.

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Posted 10 October 2007 - 09:08 AM

Bring on the Man with no Name trilogy with Clint Eastwood and directed by Sergo Leone.

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Posted 10 October 2007 - 09:17 AM

Goldfinger and From Russia with Love on Oct. 19 woo hoo! I was hoping to eventually get the Bond movies on this channel, but 2 of the best right off the bat is more than I expected.

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Posted 10 October 2007 - 09:20 AM

I can honestly say that this will be the channel my wife and I will watch the most. I probably would not have paid the extra $4.99 for HDnet and the others. But with this channel included, I most definitely will.

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Posted 10 October 2007 - 09:32 AM

And here I thought I'd need a Blu-ray player to get MGM movies in hi-def. Guess not. Now if only there were a Disney HD movie channel and a Sony HD movie channel.


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Posted 10 October 2007 - 10:41 AM

Stargate in HD with Kurt Russell would be awesome.



My wife and I rented this in Blu-Ray when we first bought the PS3, we were amazed in the quality of this film compared to the original. It was probably the 30th time iI have seen the movie, and I saw things I had never seen before. I can not imagine that the MGM channel will even compare to the Blu-Ray version.
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Posted 10 October 2007 - 11:28 AM

Have these films been edited for content?



No

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Posted 10 October 2007 - 12:03 PM

Expectations of seeing those “classic” MGM films here should be lowered as most of the ”gold” --- the pre-1986 MGM film library [back to the 1920’s] is owned by Turner, which is part of Time-Warner.

MGM does have an extensive film library, albeit non-MGM films pre-1986. Still excited about this channel and hope it pushes Turner to TCM-HD!

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Posted 10 October 2007 - 12:06 PM

I have high hopes for this channel......


me too, I hope its similar to HDNET movies

looks good as of right now but nothing interesting on yet

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Posted 10 October 2007 - 12:27 PM

I am watching "Of Mice and Men", good PQ. Way to go..MGM

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Posted 10 October 2007 - 12:32 PM

I am watching "Of Mice and Men", good PQ. Way to go..MGM

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Wow I agree, excellent PQ in this movie.




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