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post #1 of 11 Old 12-27-2001, 08:43 AM - Thread Starter
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AVS Member Fred DeGrandis has started a thread and petition drive to request HBO execs to offer even more HDTV programming and reverse their policy to air pan & scan HDTV movies.

The latest revised text of the petition is:

We are members of a home theater forum who have been sending in many
requests on the Talk to HBO section of your web site. Our comments range
widely from "More HD content" to broadcasting your movies in the Original
Aspect Ratio as the film was shown in the theaters.

We are subscribers to HBO HD and are happy with the overall viewing
experience; but, the majority of us feel that if you would change your
policy to showing movies in the Original Aspect Ratio, it would greatly
improve our enjoyment of your programming. We understand that making film
to HDTV tape transfers is an expensive process. We also understand that the
process of doing this in Pan & Scan by your present policy adds additional
cost to the process that, in reality, your viewers of HBO HD do not want.
You could save money and please your specific HDTV viewers by simply
changing your Pan & Scan policy so that all movies are presented in the
Original Aspect Ratio.

We recognize that HBO is doing its best to offer us more movies and HBO
Original programming in HDTV. We have seen this growth over the past year
and just want to say we appreciate your efforts. In a special request, we
would like to see the following future episodes in HDTV: OZ; Dennis Miller
Live; Arliss; Curb your Enthusiasm;Sex in the City; Six Feet Under; Inside the NFL; and, Boxing events.
HBO HDTV special programming like The Sopranos and Band of Brothers has been
very well received by us HDTV enthusiasts. We just want more of these in
HDTV and wish for you to make every effort to provide them.

By granting your HDTV viewers these two requests, you will have shown us you
care about what your fans of HBO HD want. We don't believe these two
requests are unreasonable and in fact, we believe the reversal of your Pan &
Scan policy on just your HDTV movies to showing them in OAR will reduce your
costs of film transfers.

Won't you please consider our requests and discuss the merits of them at
your next programming policy meeting? We are your audience, HBO, please
do not let us down.


If you agree, please support this effort by adding your name to the growing list at:

http://www.**************.com/HBOHD/petition.html

If you would like to read more about this petition and some comments already made about the issues check out this thread:

http://www.avsforum.com/avs-vb/showt...hreadid=100788


I feel a good show of numbers may get the changes we want and show HBO they do have a growing number of viewers of HBO HDTV.


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I am sucbribe to the first cable company in the US, they started in 1948, I am absolutely satisfied as I view 2.35:1 OAR movies all the time with the black bars.
I have their digital choice package which includes the non watched basic, 17.5 minutes per hour commercials. I prefer the pay channels I have the popular HBO/MAX pack of 15 channels without any ads, at all. My montly price including their digital converter with RF connecter and all taxes is $37.90.


I have replaced cables coming in from the wall with cables from AVS sponsers premium www.bettercables.com. I use 3 of the 2 meter F-type, I use 1 meter S-video for connection webtv. At this time I have 4 3 1 meter and 1 2 meter Silver Serpents component cables going to and from my Inlineinc model IN3504 Computer switcher to which I converted it over to a 4 to 1 component switcher by using 15 gold plated bnc to rca connecters.



2 of my DVD Sony CX series changers and the RC6000P single drawer with progressive scan received as free rebate from my purchase of F38310 HDTV go into converted component switcher via 1 meter component and the 1 2 meter I have goes into my sigle high band Y-Pr-Pb component video I have one left for cpu, this divice is military grade made in USA. My view of cable TV, webtv, and DVP players is wonderful. Thanks to my not being cheap an buying the best cables from our sponser better cables.
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Seriously Fred being the 2nd subscriber in PA. in early 70s to HBO when It started. I have wrote more letters than you can think of. Asking for this and that and none were fulfilled, I even had a bunch of us from our state. It did'nt do any good they do what 'they' want not when 'we' want . Your welcome to try, but I think it will be for naught. Fred I thought I should tell you what HBO has failed to do, with their customer feed back. Best of luck :)
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