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HD Discusson: MGM HD (Channel 255)


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#81 OFFLINE   skaneri

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Posted 12 October 2007 - 08:47 AM

Has anyone lost signal and/or content on MGMHD this morning? I am getting a black screen and no sound. No error message, just no pic or sound (signal is apparently there). Every other HD channel from 103 is coming in fine. This occurred at approximately 10:20 am ET. Tried tuning away and back again with no joy. Anyone else having this problem?

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#82 OFFLINE   ldgatlin

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Posted 12 October 2007 - 09:36 AM

Got it, looks great! This could be one of my favorite channels!

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Posted 15 October 2007 - 05:57 AM

Is anyone having a problem Searching for movies on MGMHD?

I took a look at the MGMHD website a few days ago and saw some movies I wanted to record. Today, I went to search for a few "Mad Max" and "The Usual Suspects," and they were not found via the Search by Title function of my HR20-700. I can bring up the guide and manually jump ahead to the days they are on and record them that way, but not via Search.

Even movies that are on today are not showing up. I just did a Search for "Throw Momma from the Train" It found the movie, but the only two listings are showing on TV Land channel 301, even though it is on MGMHD at 9:25am EST today.

Anyone else seeing this problem?


I'm afraid you might need to do more than reset the receiver the make MGM HD channels searchable.

I've lost every "AutoRecord" and manual record command programmed in advance on the HR20.

1. I had to add MGM titles manually, since they weren't found as Auto Records for our #1 Priority List. TCM titles on that list were already in "Matching Programs," marked as Favorites with R*.

2. On "Matching Programs" for that performer, the manual records for MGM both lost their "R". (The TCM titles have remained.)

3. Next, both programs disappeared entirely from the list -- one hours before the showing & another sometime in the past 2 days (& 8 days before the broadcast).

Called Customer Service on the 11th & we reset & sent signals twice. They said to call back if it didn't improve. Called back last night & was told they'll research the problem & call me. I'll post if I hear anything helpful.

#84 OFFLINE   betterdan

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Posted 15 October 2007 - 06:31 AM

I had the same problem with MGM HD not being searchable. I reset my receiver and it fixed it.

#85 OFFLINE   weattv

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Posted 15 October 2007 - 06:45 AM

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.

- Craig


Craig, Can you tell me what's noticeable if looking closely?

Maybe I've been unlucky with the titles I've seen on MGM, but none have looked, to me, like HD (re)masters. They look like my home-upconverted DVD's of those titles. Sent out on MGM HD in 1080i, yes. But 480 transfers.

The Zap2It listings, which match (or are?) DirecTV's, have been pretty accurate in their "HD" logos on other channels. (Starz items this weekend not marked "HD" -- even "The DaVinci Code" -- were not HD.) I don't think either listings have put the "HD" logo by anything on MGM.

However, "Topkapi," on now, looks about the best I've seen -- even though it's very grainy. Looks like it could be an HD remaster of a mediocre source print.

What's the best online programming guide for what is actually HD?

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Posted 15 October 2007 - 07:12 AM

I noticed this channel for the first time yesterday

WOW !!

more movies!!! !!! !!!

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Posted 15 October 2007 - 07:37 AM

:lol: :lol: :lol: If that isn't a B movie, I don't know what is. Rated a 2.5 out of 10 on Internet Movie Database. http://us.imdb.com/title/tt0075783/ Ohh no, what if Chuck sees me laughing at his movies.


I was gonna make some witty retort about how in the hell could Convoy get only a 2.5 out of 10, i mean its not Citizen Cane but still.....then i kept thinking, why is this guy think Chuck would be mad..?, till i reread and looked at your link....OHHHH....OK Breaker Breaker...yeah i agree with that then....2.5 may actually be generous hehe
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Posted 15 October 2007 - 07:52 AM

...then i kept thinking, why is this guy think Chuck would be mad..?, till i reread and looked at your link....OHHHH....OK Breaker Breaker...yeah i agree with that then....2.5 may actually be generous hehe


Shhhh....I have already said too much.

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Posted 15 October 2007 - 07:53 AM

I was not receiving this channel yesterday (along with a couple others, SCIFIHD and VSHD, along with an issue with my NFLST HD games) so I called customer service.

Prior to calling I had done a reset via the website, and I don't know if that fixed it or not, because while I was on the phone I suddenly could see SCHFIHD and VSHD, but I still couldn't see MGMHD. The tech support person (not CSR, was transferred there to fix the snafu with my HD NFLST games) told me that MGMHD was not a "live" channel yet and they were still working on it so I might not get it all the time.

I've done a receiver reset (trying to get my HR20 networked, not having much luck...) but haven't retried MGMHD afterwards...

anyone else not able to receive this channel? any troubleshooting tips if it's still not working when I get home?

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Posted 15 October 2007 - 08:01 AM

Shhhh....I have already said too much.

http://4q.cc/index.p...00&person=chuck


THAT is downright RIOTOUS~!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Posted 15 October 2007 - 01:28 PM

I was curious if any of the MGM movies were edited. I'm assuming not since I was watching The Bounty (the Mel Gibson version) today and I got all the hundreds of topless beauties that liven up this flick. It may not have been recorded but I didn't see the typical HBO/Starz content warnings (Nudity, Violence, etc) before it began.
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Posted 16 October 2007 - 09:49 AM

Is anyone receiving MGM-HD in DD 5.1?

All I get is DD 2.0 audio for this channel.

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Posted 16 October 2007 - 09:59 AM

Is anyone receiving MGM-HD in DD 5.1?

All I get is DD 2.0 audio for this channel.


Same here. Having said that, though, the movies on this channel *look* great. I watched "Topkapi" yesterday. Released in 1964 with terrific scenery around Greece and Istanbul - it was beautiful to look at and lots of fun to boot. This channel is an excellent addition to the HD lineup. If we could get Fox Movie Channel and Turner Classic Movies in HD, I'd be in movie-lover's heaven. :grin:
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Posted 16 October 2007 - 01:40 PM

it's pixelating today badly during the Johnny Be Good movie

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Posted 18 October 2007 - 05:24 PM

I got a movie request. "Spaceballs"

I'd say it was on the radar.....but it just got Jammed (strawberry I think)


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#96 OFFLINE   sorahl

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Posted 18 October 2007 - 05:25 PM

I too have recorded and watched bunch of things on this channel already but NOTHING with an HD tag....what's with that? or am I wrong to expect when a channel like this comes out that everything should be HD :)

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Posted 19 October 2007 - 05:23 PM

James Bond on right now. Looks pretty good.:D From Russian With love right now, Goldfinger on at 8.

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Posted 19 October 2007 - 06:08 PM

James Bond on right now. Looks pretty good.:D From Russian With love right now, Goldfinger on at 8.

It's 100% gorgous!!! I never thought an old Bond movie could look so good.

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Posted 19 October 2007 - 06:12 PM

It's 100% gorgous!!! I never thought an old Bond movie could look so good.


I cant wait till they release these on Blu-Ray. I will buy them in a heart beat.

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Posted 20 October 2007 - 08:49 AM

Bond looked HD to me. :D Still no HD logo in the guide though. :confused:

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