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post #1891 of 1901 Old 04-15-2015, 06:13 AM
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Can't you zoom window boxed 16x9 content? I thought any cable source could do that. Of course, it's not HD, but it fills the screen.

But if it's just non-HD you are complaining about, then nevermind.
Yes I can zoom in the picture to fill the screen, but it just makes the quality of the video that much worse to look at. You lose detail as well as softening of the picture.
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Yeah I just got a chance to check and everything on my Joey says HD.
I guess that's one of the few benefits of my old VIP 612.
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Just caught the tail end of "Mighty Joe Young" and I don't think it was an upscale...could be one of their HDs that could be coming to BD? Hope...hope...hope!!!!!

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Considering the lack of posts lately, I guess there hasn't been much "true" HD stuff on the channel. Very frustrating that so little of what TCM HD is playing is in HD, and even more frustrating that there is no way to know in advance what is in HD. I DVR'ed the entire night of Disney stuff last night. Not one show, except for maybe the animated shorts, was in HD. And this is a new contract with Disney. So unless Disney does not have HD masters of these shows/movies (possible for some, but surely not all), I have to wonder how much effort TCM is making to acquire HD material.
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I have seen a great deal of HD material on TCM. The Disney material was mostly transferred earlier and not specifically for TCM but looked extremely good. In recent weeks some HD titles have included Close Encounters, The Harder They Fall, The Wild One, Gypsy, Auntie Mame too name a few.
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There's HD stuff on there all the time, after awhile there's no point saying "Look here, looking there." Pretty easy to see right away, especially on the widescreen era movies. Upscaled ones tend to have the not-quite-fitting the screen TCM look, while the HD ones do.
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The film noir series airing on Fridays is chock full of HD goodness. Losts of old B&W films look better than I have ever seen before- sharp and with a full, creamy tonal range.

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Considering the lack of posts lately, I guess there hasn't been much "true" HD stuff on the channel. Very frustrating that so little of what TCM HD is playing is in HD, and even more frustrating that there is no way to know in advance what is in HD. I DVR'ed the entire night of Disney stuff last night. Not one show, except for maybe the animated shorts, was in HD. And this is a new contract with Disney. So unless Disney does not have HD masters of these shows/movies (possible for some, but surely not all), I have to wonder how much effort TCM is making to acquire HD material.

Actually, there's more HD than not, these days.
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Actually, there's more HD than not, these days.
Well, 8 straight hours of no HD on Thursday night. Maybe I need to pay more attention. I'll start DVRing everything that isn't already on Blu ray and report back in one week what I find. I currently see a colorful but flat Seven Brides for Seven Brothers on the channel.
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Not all of their offerings are that great, but it's on the old silent classics where TCM's PQ really seems to shine, look at the bitrate around this scene from Buster Keaton's "The Paleface".


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Not all of their offerings are that great, but it's on the old silent classics where TCM's PQ really seems to shine, look at the bitrate around this scene from Buster Keaton's "The Paleface".
I note that your cable provider does not deliver TCM as copy-protected, thus enabling you to record/edit/play it from a TS (transcribed via firewire from a DVR recording? edited from WMC and direct WTV recording?). Very fortunate.

TWC/LA copy-protects everything, which also encrypts everything. So neither PotPlayer nor any other media player or editor (e.g. VideoReDo) program is of any value. Only true TWC-provided DVRs and WMC (with cablecard-enabled TV tuner cards) can be used to record/playback.
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