Sony Movie channel HD is live now

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  1. Oct 19, 2010 #81 of 157
    Hutchinshouse

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    From the Sony Movie channel website:

    "Sony Movie Channel is the first U.S. multi-platform television network from Sony Pictures Entertainment (SPE) created specifically for the Hollywood movie fan, offering uncut and uninterrupted theatrical releases in stunning high definition and 3D. Programming is selected from more than 3,500 Sony Pictures films, which collectively have received 184 Academy Awards including 12 for Best Picture."

    How will this work when they show a 3D movie on the Sony channel? First I've heard of Sony showing 3D movies.
     
  2. Oct 19, 2010 #82 of 157
    tonyd79

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    Ghostbusters on demand is OAR. Not on linear channel so hard to compare.
     
  3. Oct 19, 2010 #83 of 157
    TerryB

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    Anyone able to shed some light?

    Thanks,
     
  4. Oct 19, 2010 #84 of 157
    ccr1958

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    The Graduate was on when i got home from work last night...
    been a while since i seen it....brings back a lot of memories for me..
    glad it was on :)
     
  5. Oct 19, 2010 #85 of 157
    MysteryMan

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    Try rebooting your receiver.
     
  6. Oct 19, 2010 #86 of 157
    hdtvfan0001

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    Have HD Extra Pack activated - check.

    Update Favorites to include Channel 563 - check.

    [reboot if needed - but likely not - try without it first]

    Enjoy the new HD Channel - check.
     
  7. Oct 19, 2010 #87 of 157
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    Not sure if I like it as much as HDNet Movies. It appears to follow a similar formula of show a couple movies and repeat then show a couple more and repeat. I do agree with other posters that out of the two-week schedule I was able to go through in the guide there was only a two or three movies I was actually interested in dvr'ing and one, The Professional, has already been airing on HDNet Movies. Not sure if it was the guide but it felt like they kept repeating the same 8 or so movies over and over for the entire week just in a different order each day.
     
  8. Oct 19, 2010 #88 of 157
    Rich

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    All the Premium movie channels do that. I pay for the Premium Package, I think it costs about $114 a month. And I rarely use it. NetFlix is so much better. I think. But if I drop it, I lose all the great series on Showtime and HBO and Starz. Not that big a deal, I could catch up on NetFlix. Hmmm.

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  9. Oct 19, 2010 #89 of 157
    Hoosier205

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    I contacted Sony Movie Channel about their OAR practices. I used The Graduate as an example. Here is the response I received:

    It does sound like they will make every effort to get it right and I can understand that it may not always be possible given the source. A great response though...and quick I might add.
     
  10. Oct 19, 2010 #90 of 157
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    However, that's not really true, as The Graduate is out on Blu-ray in its original aspect ratio, of course.
     
  11. Oct 19, 2010 #91 of 157
    Hoosier205

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    Yes, but the master that was done for Blu-ray is different (and likely newer) than the master they have available for broadcast.
     
  12. Oct 19, 2010 #92 of 157
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    It's also important to note that when doing a master, studios create multiple masters, including seperate masters for Blu-ray and broadcast.

    For instance, the studio might create a 2.35:1 master for Blu-ray, yet create a 1.78:1 master for broadcast since the majority of channels do not use OAR.

    I'm wanting to say that HDNet Movies has aired "The Graduate" before, but if it was in fact in it's OAR, it's possible that was in fact an OLDER master than the one currently airing on Sony Movie Channel.

    The good news is that it appears SMC will at least TRY to give us OAR when they can.

    ~Alan
     
  13. Oct 19, 2010 #93 of 157
    Hoosier205

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    They have aired it before and will again in November.
     
  14. Oct 19, 2010 #94 of 157
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    3D doesn't work for me, No BluRay player, Not interested in going to a movie theater due to noise and crowds. Coming attractions did nothing for me. More things to watch on the DVR then I have time for.

    I've recently watched many B&W movies on the classic movie channels and highly enjoyed them.

    Charlie Chaplin movies!

    I'm watching the original 13 Ghosts in B&W where to see the ghosts in the theater you put on the special glasses.

    I guess I'm strange, not having gone to the movies since the nineties. I can't stand in lines or walk far and driving bothers me too anymore. I don't really miss the Buttered Popcorn that used a flavored oil not real butter. it Used to be you could see them putting sticks of butter in the machine for buttering the popcorn. I also don't miss my feet sticking to the floor and the ()&*^ behind pushing on the back of my seat and audience members talking throughout the movie.
     
  15. Oct 19, 2010 #95 of 157
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    That's why I go to movies in the afternoon on days off. Usually alone. I sit in the best spot for both sound and vision. Also the other people in the theater are quiet because they are there specifically to enjoy the movie. A lot has changed for the better at theaters. You shouldn't be so worried about the things you can't control and just enjoy the theater experience as I am sure that the misery in your mind regarding the movie theater experience is a hundred times worse than reality. Live a little and go check out a flick!
     
  16. Oct 19, 2010 #96 of 157
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    I don't have 3D either. Glasses over glasses isn't pleasant.

    I never cared for Chaplin. There was a "silent" comedian, not Buster Keaton, was it Harold Lloyd? I think that was who it was. Funny. But I never enjoyed B&W shows. Used to watch Hopalong Cassidy and his peers and never got over the fact that we could see westerns in color but not in our homes.

    I don't go to movie houses anymore either. Can't rewind the movie to find out what someone said. Can't pause it to hit the head. Hungry? Can't pause it to get food. I remember a time that my grandmother and I used to sit thru two shows just to understand the movies. She had to get up a lot. :)

    I do agree with you about the state of the movie houses. I've never quite understood why rugs are used in the seating areas. I'd much rather watch at home.

    You really ought to watch Avatar. It's a beautiful movie. Boy meets girl, boy gets girl, boy saves the planet, etc. I've watched that kind of movie a lot over the years, but the movie itself dwarfs the script.

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  17. Oct 19, 2010 #97 of 157
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    Crapshoot going to the movies in NYC at the moment. Bedbugs. Bedbugs that live in the movie seats and attach themselves to people and then get taken home.

    Rich
     
  18. Oct 19, 2010 #98 of 157
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    Went to channel 563 to check it out.....It stinks, the picture clarity is terrible, why the hell is it not in HD? I will not watch any channel that is not in HD......
     
  19. Oct 19, 2010 #99 of 157
    hdtvfan0001

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    You must be kidding....

    The HD I've seen is 1080i great HD here....
     
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    Sony HD broadcasts in 1080i.
     

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