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Discussion in 'DIRECTV Programming' started by Mike Bertelson, Jun 29, 2012.
Not if it is stretched. I rather watch blurry SD in its OAR than a clearer stretched image.
I was under the impression that unlike the other Turner HD channels, TCM-HD respects OAR?!?!
YESSSSS! Thank you Directv! My HD needs are now totally satisfied. What a good day.
According to a forum I found (not sure how reliable it is but it seems pretty picky about this stuff), TCM "prides itself on airing films in their original format, uncut and commercial free." There was an admission that mistakes occasionally happen and that once they even put up a card apologizing for the format not being OAR as that was all that the studio had for that movie.
I am not worried about TCM and OAR.
I knew that was the case about the SD channel, and I was pretty certain I heard they continued that commitment over to the HD channel.
Quite frankly, I am really not bothered by OAR or no OAR. I will enjoy the movie just as much if pieces of it are cut off, and certainly will not refuse to watch a channel because they changed the formatting.
If you really are upset by such a thing.... well, buy the bluray or DVD, you will probably get exactly what you want.
It depends on the film for me... but "S-T-R-E-T-C-H-O-V-I-S-I-O-N" (which is what we were talking about) is an automatic pass!
It does affect what I choose to watch. Pan and Scan does not bother me as much as stretch. Stretch I will *not* watch, unless I can unstretch it. (Hard to do with some of the crap TBS does with non-linear stretch.) Of course, on my TVs to unstretch an HD signal, I have to downgrade it back to SD, but it still looks pretty good since I am getting the HD bandwidth.
Wow. We are way off topic already.
Edit: Or what Alan said much quicker.
Heh. I'm the opposite. I'll watch stretch before I'll watch Pan and Scan.
Anyway, sounds like neither with TCM, so yay.
Technically, we are talking about a channel that we are anticipating receiving during the next couple of weeks.
I personally think we are more ON-TOPIC than usual! :lol:
I'd love to know the logic behind that...
What? You would rather things made to not look like natural but don't like a limited view?
The new season of flashpoint starts latter this year or jan of next, can't remember which.
Something tells me we will see all the shopping channels in Hi Definition after d14 goes live.
There's nothing like anticipation to jump start an anticipation thread!
Actually, going from film to any digital format is down converting, not up converting. (your pat gave me the impression you where stating otherwise) Film is better than any hd format out there, even 8k or whatever it is... so it's really all a matter of when they last did a conversion in terms of how good it is going to look, and if it's going to be in Hi Definition or not.
But you are very right, it will still be better than an sd feed,since we all know an sd feed form DIRECTV doesn't really give us great pq.
I am happy for another Hi Definition channel, even if I almost never watch it. Great to see!
So, what's next after this else???
Now, now. . .I didn't say I liked stretch. I just dislike it less than I dislike Pan and Scan.
Pan and Scan adds "camera motion" to a scene that didn't have it. To me that's a worse violation of the directors intent than stretch.
And once again, really ANTICIPATING TCM, and none of either technique!
I did notice something interesting on my iPhone app.
I have "hide SD duplicates" enabled, and about 2 weeks ago, the last time I used the app, I remember browsing TCM, and it appeared - as there was nothing to duplicate - in the guide as an SD channel. Today, it is *completely* gone. Only when I disable "hide SD duplicates" does it come back. This tells me.... the guide is probably already being fed data for 256 in HD, but it just isn't showing yet.
Now, would this be a new way to find out about upcoming HD? Just browse the channels, and if you notice a SD channel missing.... ring the alarm bell?
Well, I don't watch it either. . . but I will start once it is no longer the fugly piece of dog mess that shows up on my TV today! They do have content I'd like to watch, that's for sure. Yes, I tried to watch it, and my eyes, they burned.
Oh yeah, that's been noted several times on previous adds.
The best news is, that means this is very unlikely to be a false alarm and they're just fooling around and we're not really getting it in the nearish future.
Yeah... I mentioned something similar below (I left out the part about SD channels being hidden). Tribune is feeding guide data to *256 as well as 256, and everything's being set up in anticipation for launch.
My Android app is not showing TCM (other than the onDemand channel), but my iPad app is...