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post #1 of 50 Old 02-14-2008, 11:34 PM - Thread Starter
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Pillar boxes would indicate that most MTV programming is recorded in HD, but I just installed Direct TV, and I've yet to see ONE program in HD on the channel. Is it just my setup (problems with getting a good signal) or is there really no HD programming on the channel?
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post #2 of 50 Old 02-15-2008, 01:23 AM
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Everything i've seen on this channel has been in HD.
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Everything i've seen on this channel has been in HD.

When did it change? I haven't seen anything in HD on MTV HD on 331.

MHD, channel 332, which shows a mix of shows from MTV, VH1 and CMT is always in HD.
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MTVHD is not the same channel as MHD, Music HD. MTVHD = no HD, MHD = all HD, little programming.
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I'm glad to hear it has nothing to do with my particular setup. It is strange that MTV appears to have filmed their shows in HD but doesn't provide them that way. I wonder what they're waiting for?
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I'm so old I can remember when they used to actually have music and M(usic)TV.
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I'm so old I can remember when they used to actually have music and M(usic)TV.

Me too, the downfall of MTV was when Remote Control started the trend away from actual music
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Me too, the downfall of MTV was when Remote Control started the trend away from actual music

I liked Remote Control. At least the bonus round involved music videos; not really a music show for the purists but it was entertaining and a cool diversion from the videos.

Now The Real World, which was the blueprint for many a reality show today and didn't focus on music or music videos in any way is a better example.

MTV is more about the young people's lifestyle than about being a mere music video channel. Then again, I haven't seriously watched MTV in well over a decade and I'm in my mid-twenties. When I think about the music video artform and how experimental videos were, I think the real downfall of MTV was when the 80s ended.
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It is strange that MTV appears to have filmed their shows in HD but doesn't provide them that way. I wonder what they're waiting for?

I think it's stretched SD or they are just cropping it for whatever reason. I really doubt they are rolling out the HD for real world/road rules challenges, etc.

edit: meant to say 16x9 SD, not stretched.

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Hopefully this thread won't turn into a "MTV used to be good" thread. Indeed 99% of things on MTVHD are not in HD but just because they are pillar boxed does not mean they are filmed in HD.

There was an article that I read that I'm trying to find that proves my point. It was all about how MTV shoots in WS now and stuff and that its cheaper.
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Indeed 99% of things on MTVHD are not in HD

Actually, it's 100%. MTVHD has never shown a single second of HD video.
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I'm glad to hear it has nothing to do with my particular setup. It is strange that MTV appears to have filmed their shows in HD but doesn't provide them that way. I wonder what they're waiting for?

They're probably waiting for their facilities to be built out to support HD. Putting out a simple SD upconvert channel like they are doing now is very simple. Actually playing HD requires much more work and equipment.
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Have they not shown the VMAs? I saw them on MHD in HD for sure, and thought I saw a rerun on MTV in HD
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Have they not shown the VMAs? I saw them on MHD in HD for sure, and thought I saw a rerun on MTV in HD

Nope, MTVHD has been 100% SD. Same for VH1HD and CMTHD.
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I liked Remote Control. At least the bonus round involved music videos; not really a music show for the purists but it was entertaining and a cool diversion from the videos.

Now The Real World, which was the blueprint for many a reality show today and didn't focus on music or music videos in any way is a better example.

MTV is more about the young people's lifestyle than about being a mere music video channel. Then again, I haven't seriously watched MTV in well over a decade and I'm in my mid-twenties. When I think about the music video artform and how experimental videos were, I think the real downfall of MTV was when the 80s ended.

I didn't dislike Remote control but it was the start of more reality based programming on MTV. I just enjoyed watching more music based programs on MTV. Which is one reason that I would rather watch MHD instead. If cable programming became ala carte then I would drop MTV in a minute.

Real World bored me.

I agree that MTV is more about lifestyle, but I think if that is what they wanted to show then they should have changed the name. Let someone else have the name who would show music videos.
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Everything i've seen on this channel has been in HD.

Wow, and I thought the CEO of my company was blind.
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Wow, and I thought the CEO of my company was blind.

He was obviously confusing MHD with MTVHD.
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I wonder what's taking MTV so long to come up with a hd channel. They have a lot of shows they could show in HD, like Real World, Road Rules, RW/RR Challenge, True Life, Rob and Big, Run's House etc...
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I agree that MTV is more about lifestyle, but I think if that is what they wanted to show then they should have changed the name.

Just don't change the name to anything that has the word "lifestyle" in it, because in true reality, nobody has those kinds of lifestyles.
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Just don't change the name to anything that has the word "lifestyle" in it, because in true reality, nobody has those kinds of lifestyles.

I refer to it as the "how I am not going to raise my kids" channel.

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Probably because the average income of the MTV audience is well below that which they could afford an HDTV. Maybe that, and the people that watch MTV don't even care if it's in HD anyway.

They probably don't even have their TV's hooked up right anyway.

Look at the education level that watches MTV. Now I understand why my mom didn't want me watching MTV. I am only 31. Brain Erosion.
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I refer to it as the "how I am not going to raise my kids" channel.

That's not completely true. Life of Ryan shows how a good kid can turn out, even with a shaky parental history. Run's House is also a very good show about how money and fame doesn't mean you have to be a horrible parent. Rob & Big is also pretty good, but it's more just damn funny.

I'm 30, and my wife drags me into a lot of this stuff, but I will admit that I REALLY like Rob & Big, and Life of Ryan and Run's House are both bearable. Real World and anything like it is pretty much the downfall of society though.
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They have a lot of shows they could show in HD, like Real World

Yes, it's high time we see drunken fools and dirty whores in full high definition.
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I won't complain about the fact MTV plays a minimal list of videos. They've been doing that for well over a decade. As for HD programming, however, they really need to get the ball rolling. Some of the better HD channels have at least 70% of their shows in HD. Channels like MTV HD, VH1 HD and CMT HD make Directv look vastly overrated .
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Look at the education level that watches MTV.

You're getting into pretty idiotic territory with this comment. I could point out connections between assumed "education levels" and other channels that show HD, but I'm not going continue this stupidity.
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Viacom and or MTV needs to get this fixed... there starting to get SPIKE right with HD programing on SPIKE... but the others (MTV, VH1, CMT, NICK) need to be fixed...

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Sorry to ressurect this thread even though I'm confused why there isn't more discussion on all the HD channels and their programming.

House of Wax was on last night and the freaking movie wasn't shown in HD or widescreen (so I had double bars). WTF is wrong with this channel and the idiots at MTV? Are they that adverse to just showing freaking shows in HD? What's the point of this thing?
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It's quite obvious MTV doesn't give a sh-t about their HD audience. They have so much programming that could be shown in full screen 16x9 but they choose to show it in windowbox on the HD channel. They're just lazy and don't care, like the Sci Fi Channel.
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I think it was mentioned awhile ago that even though most of their shows are 16:9 that does not mean they are filmed in HD. Its something to do with the type of cameras they use.
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Well they can still show them in widescreen instead of the crappy windowbox we get. Not to mention that they show shows such as Jersey Shore (I believe) in HD on their premiere but any time after is windowbox. And House of Wax definitely has an HD version. It's them being incompetent and/or lazy.
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