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HD Discusson: MGM HD (Channel 255)


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#41 OFFLINE   samberger

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Posted 10 October 2007 - 12:32 PM

"Of Mice and Men" looks very good.

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Posted 10 October 2007 - 12:51 PM

Stargate in HD with Kurt Russell would be awesome.


Stargate (movie) is distributed by Lionsgate. I don't think MGM has any rights to it. If this channel ever explores their television library (like Universal HD) you might see SG-1 and Atlantis.

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Posted 10 October 2007 - 01:32 PM

of mice and men is one of my farvorite movies of all-time

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Posted 10 October 2007 - 02:22 PM

Video is only one half of the equation. Dolby Digital 5.1 is a far cry from uncompressed, lossless (up to) 192kHz / 24 bit audio.


Maybe, but the overwhelming majority of people wouldn't perceive any significant difference even if they heard it on a high end home theater system, and certainly not on their $500 home theater in a box system.

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Posted 10 October 2007 - 03:21 PM

Maybe, but the overwhelming majority of people wouldn't perceive any significant difference even if they heard it on a high end home theater system, and certainly not on their $500 home theater in a box system.


That's what I was thinking. Who cares if it's full uncompressed audio? Almost no one has a theater system good enough to take advantage of the difference. And as you said, on top of that, almost no one would be able to hear the difference, even if they did have one.

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Posted 10 October 2007 - 03:24 PM

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


Mine, too...right down to the HD-A2.

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Posted 10 October 2007 - 03:30 PM

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

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Posted 10 October 2007 - 04:28 PM

Nice addition. Now we need FMC HD and TCM HD. (Forget AMC HD, I see enough commercials.)
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Posted 10 October 2007 - 06:20 PM

First thing I saw when I got up this morning: Billion Dollar Brain. One of the inspirations for Austin Powers.

Good start. :)

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Posted 10 October 2007 - 06:24 PM

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.



This was one of my first BD titles I purchased. I love the movie, and the series as well. I think it is titles like this and the Bond movies that will make this channel great. There are also some MGM classics that I would love to see.

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Posted 10 October 2007 - 06:56 PM

Doesn't Sony own MGM? Why not just create a SONY-HD channel with United Artists, MGM and Columbia's libraries available?

Now THAT would be a channel!!!
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Posted 10 October 2007 - 07:00 PM

Doesn't Sony own MGM? Why not just create a SONY-HD channel with United Artists, MGM and Columbia's libraries available?

Now THAT would be a channel!!!


A Sony channel would probably go dark within a year...at least in my experience with the longevity of their products. ;)

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Posted 10 October 2007 - 07:05 PM

If I am correct, Sony owns MGM studios which is not the same as owning their past catalog. I believe that much, if not all of the MGM catalog is owned by Time Warner, as I believe it was purchased by Turner and he retained control of the film library and sold the studio.
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Posted 10 October 2007 - 07:09 PM

If I am correct, Sony owns MGM studios which is not the same as owning their past catalog. I believe that much, if not all of the MGM catalog is owned by Time Warner, as I believe it was purchased by Turner and he retained control of the film library and sold the studio.


Yep, we need TCM HD for the "classic" MGM library.

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Posted 10 October 2007 - 07:24 PM

A Sony channel would probably go dark within a year...at least in my experience with the longevity of their products. ;)


And would put a rootkit on everyone's HR20 before it did. :new_cussi

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Posted 10 October 2007 - 07:46 PM

Oh no you di'nt!!!
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Posted 10 October 2007 - 08:14 PM

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.


I sold my PS3 a couple weeks ago, and this is just another reason. :)

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Posted 10 October 2007 - 08:15 PM

And would put a rootkit on everyone's HR20 before it did. :new_cussi


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Posted 10 October 2007 - 08:32 PM

That's what I was thinking. Who cares if it's full uncompressed audio? Almost no one has a theater system good enough to take advantage of the difference. And as you said, on top of that, almost no one would be able to hear the difference, even if they did have one.


Funny, the people who buy those cheapo Westinghouse LCDs that only do 480p probably wonder why anyone would care about 1080i/p. Jus' sayin'. :rolleyes:

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Posted 10 October 2007 - 08:50 PM

Look closely at these movies. Freeze motion frames.

MGM is one-by-one redigitizing all of these movies. They have thousands to go.

They should all be the highest quality we will see because the source will be such high quality.

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