Tom, Nothing to worry about with TCM. They do it right. The 4:3's have looked gorgeous -- at 4:3 -- on Bright House Birmingham since it started about a year ago. The other ratios also are correct. The prints are generally excellent. But, IFC is Stretch-O-Vision per other posts you may see here. TCM has been at the top of our HD-wanted list since getting DirecTV 4 years ago. The dim blur is so bad we can't watch it except on the smallest of screens -- so, we don't watch. Someone has suggested telling DirecTV which channels are wanted. How about telling the networks how awful they look on D* SD, giving the networks some incentive to reach an agreement with D*?