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HD Discusson: Biography HD (Channel 266)


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#41 OFFLINE   Nobody

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Posted 30 November 2007 - 11:37 AM

^^

I agree. Leave it up to the viewer to distort the image to their heart's content.

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Posted 30 November 2007 - 02:33 PM

I guess I'm the only one who will take "stretch-o-vision" over 4:3 anytime; I have a very good Hitachi CRT RPTV that suffered severe burn-in from watching too much 4:3 content, and I'm not going there again. There is 60 years worth of 4:3 television entertainment out there and I hope it does not all get replaced by "new" content just because it is in "True HD" - nothing against HD at all, of course, but in my situation, personally I have no choice and I'm not parting with this TV.


If your TV is prone to burn-in and it cannot stretch content on its own, then it is not a "very good" TV.

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#43 OFFLINE   nrs

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Posted 30 November 2007 - 09:14 PM

I'm updating my favorites - where was the 'old' SD channel? I was going to remove it so I wouldn't have duplicates but I can't find it.

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Posted 30 November 2007 - 09:19 PM

Same channel...if you have Hide SD Duplicates on, then it is removed for you.
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Posted 30 November 2007 - 09:45 PM

If it's SD, then they are showing it as stretched letterbox.

ugh. how unfortunate. I will say one thing for BIO HD. they have a really good scaler, because everything looks REALLY good on this channel, just unfortunate about the stretching.

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Posted 30 November 2007 - 09:58 PM

They have shown some HD in primetime. Looks like stuff made in 2007 tends to be HD.
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Posted 01 December 2007 - 05:53 PM

...yeah, and if only BioHD had some real HD content. Everything I've seen to far is stretch-o-vision.
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Posted 01 December 2007 - 05:55 PM

...yeah, and if only BioHD had some real HD content. Everything I've seen to far is stretch-o-vision.

The Borgraphy show at 8PM central has been showing real HD content and sometimes in the couple hours afterwards, it's not all stretch-o-vision.

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Posted 03 December 2007 - 06:48 AM

But most of it is unwatchable stretched crap, which makes the "hide SD duplicates" option unusable. As bad as the SD channel looks, it still looks better than the blurry stretched 1080i channel.

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Posted 03 December 2007 - 02:54 PM

I watched it last night and it looked fine to me maby stretched but better then my tv can stretch sd . ilike a&e network




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