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Forum: Video Download Services & Hardware   03-06-2010, 05:36 AM
Replies: 6,047
Views: 545,466
Posted By clifburns
I tried to watch Adoration by Atom Egoyan on...

I tried to watch Adoration by Atom Egoyan on Netflix streaming last night and the theatrical OAR (16:9) had been chopped to 4:3, so I only watched a couple of minutes of it. I wish that Netflix...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   12-13-2009, 11:18 AM
Replies: 694
Views: 98,870
Posted By clifburns
Quote:Originally Posted by jacindc...

Quote:Originally Posted by jacindc http://www.avsforum.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.avsforum.com/forum/post/17701699)

10 new HD channels in Comcast DC today. I'm seeing them w/guide...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   08-17-2009, 11:32 PM
Replies: 13,818
Views: 1,540,598
Posted By clifburns
Quote:Originally Posted by CrispyCritter...

Quote:Originally Posted by CrispyCritter http://www.avsforum.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.avsforum.com/forum/post/16998566)

Does anybody have Comcast, Montgomery County, with...
Forum: HDTV Programming   04-27-2009, 10:26 PM
Replies: 4,103
Views: 193,551
Posted By clifburns
Quote:Originally Posted by Brian Conrad...

Quote:Originally Posted by Brian Conrad http://www.avsforum.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.avsforum.com/forum/post/16354606)

One of the finest shows I've seen on TV and no discussion...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   04-10-2009, 10:08 AM
Replies: 13,818
Views: 1,540,598
Posted By clifburns
"Lost" -- which I just watched on my TiVo last...

"Lost" -- which I just watched on my TiVo last night -- looked awful on WJLA. Serious macroblocking when there was any movement. The image resolution looked like a widescreen SD broadcast at best....
Forum: HDTV Programming   03-08-2009, 10:14 AM
Replies: 4,103
Views: 193,551
Posted By clifburns
Breaking Bad Marathon on Friday was in HD on...

Breaking Bad Marathon on Friday was in HD on AMCHD -- although Comcast or someone had bit-starved it to death and it was only marginally better than a DVD upconvert. Still, the PQ was at least...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   02-04-2009, 05:19 AM
Replies: 13,818
Views: 1,540,598
Posted By clifburns
Why all this discussion of SD picture quality...

Why all this discussion of SD picture quality and cropping in the HDTV forum? People with HDTVs don't care whether Heroes is cropped to 4:3 on the local NBC affiliate's SD channel, since it isn't...
Forum: HDTV Programming   01-07-2009, 11:29 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,728
Posted By clifburns
Looked horrible on WETA-HD where the picture was...

Looked horrible on WETA-HD where the picture was so bit-starved it was mostly macro-blocking anytime there was any motion in the frame. WETA-HD crams three SD and one HD into its allocation. The...
Forum: HDTV Programming   11-29-2008, 06:57 AM
Replies: 162
Views: 15,055
Posted By clifburns
Quote:Originally Posted by NetworkTV...

Quote:Originally Posted by NetworkTV http://www.avsforum.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.avsforum.com/forum/post/15171697)

I tuned in a little bit tonight and it looks fantastic. However,...
Forum: HDTV Programming   10-01-2008, 09:20 PM
Replies: 4,103
Views: 193,551
Posted By clifburns
AMCHD was running a marathon tonight of the...

AMCHD was running a marathon tonight of the first season of Breaking Bad. The entire season was available in HD on Comcast on Demand. But on AMCHD tonight, the program was not shown in HD but was...
Forum: HDTV Programming   09-07-2008, 06:43 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 7,116
Posted By clifburns
I can't get excited about this announcement from...

I can't get excited about this announcement from Cinemax given that it's still showing 2.35:1 movies badly chopped to 1.78:1. This was particularly noticeable in The Darjeeling Limited which is...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   08-12-2008, 09:53 AM
Replies: 13,818
Views: 1,540,598
Posted By clifburns
Quote:Originally Posted by CycloneGT...

Quote:Originally Posted by CycloneGT http://www.avsforum.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.avsforum.com/forum/post/14428827)

I've pretty much given up on MPT's HD effort.


It can't be as...
Forum: HDTV Programming   07-23-2008, 01:06 PM
Replies: 86
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Views: 18,675
Posted By clifburns
Quote:Originally Posted by old64mb...

Quote:Originally Posted by old64mb http://www.avsforum.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.avsforum.com/forum/post/14331453)

Interestingly enough, where their reruns had been in bizarro...
Forum: HDTV Programming   07-17-2008, 12:50 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,013
Posted By clifburns
I agree that Iain Stewart was incredibly...

I agree that Iain Stewart was incredibly annoying. I gave up during the second episode.
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   07-10-2008, 10:51 PM
Replies: 13,818
Views: 1,540,598
Posted By clifburns
Four new channels showed up today on Comcast in...

Four new channels showed up today on Comcast in DC: CNNHD, AMCHD, History Channel HD, and Animal Planet HD.

For those concerned that Larry King in HD might scare the family pets, his show remains...
Forum: HDTV Programming   07-05-2008, 06:37 AM
Replies: 1,283
Views: 125,360
Posted By clifburns
Looks like Braveheart yesterday on Cinemax was...

Looks like Braveheart yesterday on Cinemax was OAR; at least the few minutes I saw. It was being recorded on my TiVo so I can verify later whether the whole film is in OAR or whether it switches...
Forum: HDTV Programming   07-05-2008, 06:26 AM
Replies: 163
Views: 12,928
Posted By clifburns
In SD on Versus HD via Comcast as well. Picture...

In SD on Versus HD via Comcast as well. Picture looks terrible. What a shame. Since Comcast owns Versus HD one can only assume that there were some costs associated with the HD feed that Comcast...
Forum: HDTV Programming   06-21-2008, 12:02 PM
Replies: 163
Views: 12,928
Posted By clifburns
Quote:Originally Posted by gaderson...

Quote:Originally Posted by gaderson http://www.avsforum.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.avsforum.com/forum/post/14131273)

Well unless they Let Levi Ride (http://letleviride.com/) expect...
Forum: HDTV Programming   06-18-2008, 12:34 PM
Replies: 1,283
Views: 125,360
Posted By clifburns
Ocean's 13 was 2.35:1 but it seemed the PQ was...

Ocean's 13 was 2.35:1 but it seemed the PQ was pretty bad. Most likely that's Comcast's fault since they've started putting 3 channels per QAM on the DC system....
Forum: HDTV Programming   06-16-2008, 06:33 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 981
Posted By clifburns
TitanTV listed the show as being shown in HD....

TitanTV listed the show as being shown in HD. It's hard to understand why it wasn't in HD. It's not like there aren't enough HD production facilities and trucks in Manhattan. The show itself was...
Forum: HDTV Programming   06-06-2008, 06:55 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,187
Posted By clifburns
Sadly, the way the series is listed, you can't...

Sadly, the way the series is listed, you can't get a Season Pass on TiVo. Each episode has a different title, so each has to be found and recorded separately....
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   05-18-2008, 06:54 AM
Replies: 13,818
Views: 1,540,598
Posted By clifburns
Quote:Originally Posted by aaronwt...

Quote:Originally Posted by aaronwt http://www.avsforum.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.avsforum.com/forum/post/13892665)

ABC Family shows more than that.


That's real helpful. Some...
Forum: HDTV Recorders   05-18-2008, 06:02 AM
Replies: 6,228
Views: 877,524
Posted By clifburns
When I had to switch out the third Moto box in...

When I had to switch out the third Moto box in less than two years, I bought a TiVo HD and a 500 gig expander. I had Comcast install an M-Card in it. I haven't regretted it for a second. The only...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   05-17-2008, 09:49 AM
Replies: 13,818
Views: 1,540,598
Posted By clifburns
Quote:Originally Posted by jacindc...

Quote:Originally Posted by jacindc http://www.avsforum.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.avsforum.com/forum/post/13886302)

I'm seeing the 700 Club in HD right now on 245 and Cool Stuff: How...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   05-16-2008, 05:26 AM
Replies: 13,818
Views: 1,540,598
Posted By clifburns
New "HD" channels on Comcast DC this morning: ...

New "HD" channels on Comcast DC this morning:

217 SciHD
244 DisneyHD
245 ABC Family HD

All are simulcasting SD programming from their SD channels. So the reason people on Comcast DC have...
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