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HD Discusson: Cartoon Network (Channel 296)

Discussion in 'DIRECTV Programming' started by Doug Brott, Sep 18, 2007.

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  1. Oct 16, 2007 #81 of 135
    seagod

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    Life would be different if we could only subscribe to those channels that we like or want to watch. However, since channels are part of a package, the content providers such as the Cartoon Network get their cut of our programming subscription fee whether we like their content presentation or not and that is all that matters to them - money. If they no longer received a cut of our programming subscription due to us not subscribing to their programming due to them stretching their SD content for their "HD" channel then they would probably stand up and listent to us. Money talks and right now there is no way we can not allow them to receive part of our programming subscription unless we give up all our other "HD" channels. Well, as least some channels in the basic HD Access list treat us right but there are others and we can not do much about them either unfortunately.
     
  2. Oct 16, 2007 #82 of 135
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    hmm i sure hope Disney HD and nick HD dont pull stretch-o-vision. Think of the kids!!!!

    IIRC though current Disney shows are filmed in 1080i. Not too sure on that though.
     
  3. Oct 16, 2007 #83 of 135
    bwaldron

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    I think the point was that IF stretch were to be used, that's less offensive than a linear stretch (which I would agree with). I didn't take it as an endorsement of stretching.
     
  4. Oct 16, 2007 #84 of 135
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    I would've taken the geeks aside and tell them the truth about fool screen. I hate "fool screen".
     
  5. Oct 16, 2007 #85 of 135
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    Futurama's on now. Stretched. Crap only begins to describe it.

    If Fox doesn't stretch The Simpsons or Family Guy on their HD channel, why should Cartoon Network?
     
  6. Oct 17, 2007 #86 of 135
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    Must be a One Piece fan. :)
     
  7. Oct 17, 2007 #87 of 135
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    Oh boy Dr. Girlfriend in HD!
     
  8. Oct 17, 2007 #88 of 135
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    Yes, and has been replied ad nauseum, most every modern HDTV will stretch, and the percentage of HDTVs that will squeeze is small.

    Yeah, I know, somewhere there's a TV that will squeeze and not stretch, but there's probably also a cherry Chevy Vega, too.

    Or are you arguing that people who have HDTVs made in 2001 or 2001 (nearly none of the installed base) should, for ever and ever, control the market due to the lack of now-standard features in their sets?
     
  9. Oct 17, 2007 #89 of 135
    gully_foyle

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    The following networks never stretch: ABC, CBS, NBC, PBS, FOX, CW, HBO, Starz, CNN, ESPN, SciFi, FX, and many others. Matter of fact the only stations that stretch are owned by either A&E or AOLTimeWarner (and not all of the latter). EVERYONE ELSE adheres to the current pillarbox standard. Every set made from now on will expect that. People should get used to it.
     
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    I highly doubt that these two channels will use stretch-o-vision, since all of the other Disney and Viacom HD networks don't. Generally, the corporate overlords keep everything the same for all of their channels. The only channel that breaks this rule is CNN HD, which is the only Turner channel that doesn't stretch.
     
  11. Oct 17, 2007 #91 of 135
    gully_foyle

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    Not sure that is true. I'd be willing to bet that DirecTV knows the statistics on Favorite lists. Not mine or yours, but the total numbers, just like TiVo knows the Season Pass numbers. So, take it off your favorites list and put the SD channel on. Every vote counts.
     
  12. Oct 17, 2007 #92 of 135
    mx6bfast

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    Delray...
    The channel they can watch is the SD channel. Don't f up the premium channel.

    Like the other stretching channels, I will not watch this station anymore, HD or SD. OAR and I come back.
     
  13. Oct 19, 2007 #93 of 135
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    Not much difference watching old cartoons on regular tv and HDTV. In my opinion this channel is useless. New animated movies (Nemo, Cars) look great in HD I was just watching Cars on StarzHD channel awesome picture like movie theater. As to old Tom and Jerry cartoons there is no benefit to HD format.
     
  14. Oct 19, 2007 #94 of 135
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    I'm starting to feel better about staying with E* for the time being. I was all excited about D*'s new HD and was getting ready to switch but if its all stretch-o-vision then forget it. E* still has more ALL HD channels.
     
  15. Oct 19, 2007 #95 of 135
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    Sigh... taking the bait...

    Doesn't matter if E* was carrying the same channels, it'd look the same. D* has nothing to do with the content of the channel. It's Turner and AETV doing the stretching.
     
  16. Oct 19, 2007 #96 of 135
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    I know it would look the same. I'm just saying if I were a D* customer right now with the big HD rollout amounting to only a few actual HD shows out of all those channels I'd be ticked. All these channels being majority stretch-o-vision sucks to me. I'm glad to still have all the Voom networks and whatnot that show actual HD. I never said it was D*'s fault.
     
  17. Oct 19, 2007 #97 of 135
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    Yeah, it really is terrible to be a DirecTV customer right now. Every time I look at one of my DirecTV receivers, I start crying uncontrollably. Having more HD channels than any other provider is just the worst thing ever!!
     
  18. Oct 19, 2007 #98 of 135
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    I know. Stretchy TV really sucks. I prefer actual HD like E* has. Instead of saying "I'd hate to be a D* customer" I should have said "If I were a D* customer I'd be ticked by all this stretchy tv."
     
  19. Oct 19, 2007 #99 of 135
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    It is difficult to blame D* for simply passing on the HD that the providers are sending.

    It would be a lot easier to blame Cheap Charlie for not having them at all.

    If one digs deep enough, one will always find something to criticize.
     
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    How long before Charlie and co. decide they don't like the contract terms and try to drop some of those HD channels?
     
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