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post #1 of 10 Old 01-04-2007, 03:18 PM - Thread Starter
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Was curious if the movies that are broadcast in HD just upconverted dvds, or if they have been remastered?
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Depends. Most are in HD. Some networks like TNT-HD broadcast their SD movies stretched to fill an HD screen and will have a silly "hall of mirrors" look. It's rare that you'll see a movie that was a widescreen SD master and upconverted to HD although this was more common years ago.

You can't broadcast DVDs for various technical reasons.

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Most movis are made with film, which has far greater resolution than HD. Most are telecined to HD.
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Anything in widescreen OTA will be HD.
As for cable/DBS, many HD channels upconvert SD, which will appear as 4:3 aspect ratio in the 16:9 image area.
Others upconvert & stretch, like as noted, TNT.

They do not use upconverted DVD, period.

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Anything in widescreen OTA will be HD.

There are still some exceptions. PBS regularly shows upconverted widescreen features on their HD channel. Fox will throw a widescreen football game at you if you're unlucky. Um, those are the only ones I can think of off hand.

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There are still some exceptions. PBS regularly shows upconverted widescreen features on their HD channel. Fox will throw a widescreen football game at you if you're unlucky. Um, those are the only ones I can think of off hand.

You are 100% correct, but I thought we were referring to movies?

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Usually the HD movies are transferred on one of these or it's 4K sibling:

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Usually the HD movies are transferred on one of these or it's 4K sibling:

Go 4K, or go home....

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You are 100% correct, but I thought we were referring to movies?

I'm sure I've seen British made-for-TV movies in SD widescreen on PBS, mostly costume dramas and documentaries.

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