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Discussion in 'DIRECTV Programming' started by espnjason, Sep 15, 2012.
I guess you found evidence of this. I could not.
It's based out of its own facility in L.A. and they have their own executive and production teams.
True, but they may be using the same movie transfers at the US facility that they are using at the other facility. So they may have the 576i files sitting on their servers and use a scaler/encoder to send them out as 480i/480p or whatever they are sending out.
I doubt they are going to send the stuff out as 576i though, as I don't think very many american electronics will accept that signal.
From what I can determine, the only way to really accommodate both SD and HD receivers for widescreen (16:9 or greater) SD video from 101 is for DIRECTV to return to the use of the 16:9 ---> 4:3 anamorphic squeeze method they once used years before.
Assuming the feature still even works on the SD receivers when the anamorphic flag is set in the data stream and the menu option correctly configured on the receiver.
Then the SD receivers connected to 4:3 sets would letterbox the picture and the HD sets connected to either type of receiver can stretch it out to 16:9.
(Stretching may be done from either the receiver or HDTV set for HD receivers and from the HDTV set for SD receivers.)
I have not had a chance to watch the channel yet. Do they show the movies uncut and in OAR? If so, I might watch. If not, I have no interest in the channel.
Not sure about uncut, but no commercials other than promos in between programs.
OAR, yes 16:9, but letterboxed into 4:3 resulting in a natural window box on an HDTV.
EDIT: On the other hand, on the question of "uncut," I notice that the movie "Sherrybaby" is playing at 12:00PM - 2:00PM PST tomorrow, And I know there are sexually explicit scenes in that.
So I guess that means the answer is no for "uncut." at least from the standpoint of editing for content.
Hasn't anyone noticed that the program listings for this channel are all wrong. They are listing tomorrow's listings today. Everyone is so into talking about pixels but didn't notice that?
I had to make a report to dtv. Hope others will also make a report. Thanks.
Though I guess I can't blame DIRECTV for this as everywhere I look for Cinemoi' TV listings online it has the same error.
Tomorrow is listed for today's lineup.
I noticed it was half hour off yesterday.
Did anyone watch it to see if it was edited? There is no requirement that a cable channel edit for content, no matter what time a movie is shown.
That's a good movie, by the way.
Remember that a lot of people don't even have HD yet so it's not a waste to them. And then there are people like me who have HD on one TV and SD on another. I watch SD only channels on my 27" CRT monitor and as far as I'm concerned the PQ is acceptable.
Not true. They were playing the movie Georgy Girl this morning and that same movie has been played before on TCM. There is probably some content that hasn't been seen before but not all of it.
I would prefer this channel in HD compared to Shorts HD, which I doubt many people watch.
As would I, but it doesn't appear that they are broadcasting in HD at this point.
I enjoy it. They have some great short films. I only wish the guide had the program info for the shorts.
Cinemoi is on 101° TPN 6 according to the new data provided by gct so it has to be MPEG2.
They can send MPEG4 from any sat they have. I do not know if they can mix MPEG2 and MPEG4 on the same transponder though... 101 suggests mpeg2, but doesn't guarantee it.
Nah ... its MPEG 2;
If it were MPEG 4 SD the TPN map entry would be "shaded" and the video PID would be a "10x0" type number like the HD channels.
Cinemoi is neither of these and its VPID is "0078" which means MPEG 2 SD.
Plus I'm sure a number of the PR releases would have mentioned that HD receiving equipment was necessary for reception.
So if Directv is going to add a channel as irrelevant and niche as this why couldn't they add the Funimation network or a million other sd only channels that aren't available on Directv.
This channel is as good as TCM, don't really think it is "niche".