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HD Discusson: MGM HD (Channel 255)


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#101 OFFLINE   tzphotos.com

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Posted 23 October 2007 - 08:05 PM

Is anyone receiving MGM-HD in DD 5.1?

All I get is DD 2.0 audio for this channel.


I look forward to them switching to 5.1, but at least they are doing it right.(unlike the Universal HD channel, messed up audio).

At least you can use Dolby Pro-Logic IIx with the 2 channel audio, something you can't do when Universal HD broadcasts a 2 channel movie using only L & R in a 5.1 stream.

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#102 OFFLINE   Toddwrtr

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Posted 24 October 2007 - 10:20 AM

Actually, this is my complaint with all NBC/Universal channels in HD (NBC local, Bravo, Sci-Fi, USA, Universal-HD, etc). I usually end up switching the audio output on my HR20 from DD to PCM for stereo and matrixed surround programming.

NBC/Uni broadcasts their non-HD 4:3 programming in pillar box, so they got something right.

So, I guess I can live with MGM-HD in DD 2.0 for now.....

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Posted 24 October 2007 - 12:43 PM

Actually, this is my complaint with all NBC/Universal channels in HD (NBC local, Bravo, Sci-Fi, USA, Universal-HD, etc). I usually end up switching the audio output on my HR20 from DD to PCM for stereo and matrixed surround programming.

NBC/Uni broadcasts their non-HD 4:3 programming in pillar box, so they got something right.

So, I guess I can live with MGM-HD in DD 2.0 for now.....


I guess I'm lucky with my Local NBC. The only time I have seen this problem is with the Jay Leno Show. Any other time they broadcast a 2.0 signal, when 5.1 is not available.

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#104 OFFLINE   Paul Secic

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Posted 24 October 2007 - 03:33 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!!!


Sam Ruba of KTLA did a story months ago saying Tom Cruise bought MGM

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Posted 24 October 2007 - 03:43 PM

With the possible exception of Comedy Central, which may not have much HD content anyway, there is no channel I would rather have than an HD TCM. I agree with the person who disdains AMC. Even with a DVR to fast forward, I can't stand movies with commercials and refuse to watch them.


Can't stand AMC for the ads either no WE.

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Posted 30 October 2007 - 06:30 AM

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

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Yeah, what's up with no HD tag in the guide? I guess we are to assume everything is in HD? That's not true on some of the new HD channels, so it's a bit inconsistent and confusing.

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Posted 04 November 2007 - 09:39 AM

Anyone know which tier this channel will be in - Choice, Choice Xtra, Sports Pack?
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Posted 04 November 2007 - 09:41 AM

It will be in the HD tier along with HDNet, HDNMovies, UHD, SmithsonianHD, etc., so you'll pay $5/mo. extra to get it.

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Posted 04 November 2007 - 09:45 AM

Yeah, what's up with no HD tag in the guide? I guess we are to assume everything is in HD? That's not true on some of the new HD channels, so it's a bit inconsistent and confusing.


Here's a thread on the HD icon in the guide: http://www.dbstalk.c...ad.php?t=101413
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Posted 04 November 2007 - 09:49 AM

It will be in the HD tier along with HDNet, HDNMovies, UHD, SmithsonianHD, etc., so you'll pay $5/mo. extra to get it.


ack! I didn't look carefully enough at the channel lineup. Thanks.
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Posted 07 November 2007 - 11:42 AM

Some pretty Decent movies here. I've been watching the Rocky Flicks all week, Interesting that as the Rocky Films Got newer (And Probably lower budget) they look progressively Granier. Rocky 1,2, and 3 look pretty Nice, but Rocky IV was Grain and Compression City last Night... Did DTV enable some new HD sports package? They have a Robocop Marathon on the 17th in Hi Def, will try to see at least the 1st and best film, the other 2 were pretty Awful HD or No.

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Posted 08 November 2007 - 12:23 AM

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!!!


Just to clarify a few things. Sony does not own MGM, but rather is a partial owner along with Comcast and 2 other finacial partners. And no, Tom Cruise does not own MGM either. Tom Cruise actually runs United Artist, and MGM handles the distribution.

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Posted 18 November 2007 - 06:23 PM

Sorry if I missed this answer in the thread somewhere....

Is the content UN-EDITED?

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Posted 18 November 2007 - 07:43 PM

Sorry if I missed this answer in the thread somewhere....

Is the content UN-EDITED?


Yes, the content is unedited.

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Posted 19 November 2007 - 08:24 AM

I'm pretty sure some movies are edited. The ones airing during the daytime anyway.

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Posted 19 November 2007 - 06:54 PM

^What leads you to believe that?

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Posted 20 November 2007 - 07:12 AM

I'm pretty sure some movies are edited. The ones airing during the daytime anyway.


Incorrect.

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Posted 20 November 2007 - 07:32 AM

Incorrect.



I saw some 80's movie on there the other day that was clearly edited. I can't for the life of me remember the movie but I'll post if I see it again.

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Posted 20 November 2007 - 09:19 PM

I've watched a number of movies on MGM and it's clear they are not being edited for content.

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Posted 25 November 2007 - 04:27 PM

I saw some 80's movie on there the other day that was clearly edited. I can't for the life of me remember the movie but I'll post if I see it again.


I've watched some more films on MGM since you posted these erroneous comments. The movies shown on this channel have theatrical rating and content advisory at the beginning and are completely unedited from their theatrical versions. An example from this morning: "Manon of the Spring", which includes a scene of the title character dancing naked in front of a spring.

Bottom line: your assertion that films on MGM are edited is simply wrong.




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