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A & E "Strange" looking picture during Roadhouse

Discussion in 'DIRECTV Programming' started by diggerg56, Jan 11, 2009.

  1. diggerg56

    diggerg56 Legend

    Sep 26, 2007
    Earlier today we were watching Roadhouse on A & E (HD). I can only describe the picture as looking "strange." It didn't look like a movie normally does in HD. It was live looking, almost surreal.

    No other channels look this way. Anyone else notice this or am I going crazy?
  2. loudo

    loudo Well-Known Member

    Mar 24, 2005
    Central Maine
    I didn't see that show, but was it possible that it was one of A&E's Stretch-O-Vision shows where they take 4x3 and stretch it to 16x9? A lot of their programs and a few other Networks (like History Channel) do that and it distorts the video and makes it look horrible.
  3. jdspencer

    jdspencer Hall Of Fame

    Nov 7, 2003
    The OP didn't describe the "strangeness" as being stretched but being maybe too vivid. A&E probably cranked up the color intensity.
  4. roadrunner1782

    roadrunner1782 Icon

    Sep 27, 2008
    I watched alittle bit of it earlier and it didn't really look HD to me just alittle "strange".

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