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TBS HD now pillarboxing commercials

post #1 of 28
Thread Starter 
First, I didn't want to bump a 2-year old thread for this.

I don't know if any 4:3 native shows are being shown with pillarboxes, Seinfeld is on right now in 16:9 HD.

EDIT: Shows/movies are still being stretched.

post #2 of 28
Whoa! Let's see if they stop stretch-o-vision now on actual programs...

Is TNT HD doing the same?
post #3 of 28
Thread Starter 
Nope, TNT is still doing the funhouse mirror effect for their commercials.
post #4 of 28
This could be the start of something really good.
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Send in those cards and letters. Tell them you approve.
post #6 of 28
I checked out TBS when I saw this thread and Friends was in stretch-o-vision.
post #7 of 28
Family Guy is stretched.
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post #9 of 28
Wow. This could be good news.
post #10 of 28
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Originally Posted by Ken H View Post

Wow. This could be good news.

For advertisers.

So far, it is only commercials. All SD programming is still funhouse mirror stretched and labeled as "HD".
post #11 of 28
TBS is the epitome of stupid.

When you look up stupid in the dictionary, there's a TBS ad bug next to the definition.

Why the HELL would they stretch programming and not commercials?

Unless this is just some leftover stretched programming that's still in the system. This pillarbox thing just started today, right?

Now more than ever we need to hit up TBS email. Give TBS POSITIVE FEEDBACK about their change and ask them to continue it to actual programming.
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post #13 of 28
sidenote, also noticed AMC was showing the Godfather in 4:3 rather than stretch-o-vision. Are the two channels related?
post #14 of 28
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Originally Posted by Johnny5.1 View Post

sidenote, also noticed AMC was showing the Godfather in 4:3 rather than stretch-o-vision. Are the two channels related?

Nope Turner owns TBS, AMC is owned by Rainbow Media(Cablevision)
post #15 of 28
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Originally Posted by Johnny5.1 View Post

sidenote, also noticed AMC was showing the Godfather in 4:3 rather than stretch-o-vision.

Yes, also noticed this, and commented in the AMC topic.
post #16 of 28
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Originally Posted by nickdawg View Post

When you look up stupid in the dictionary, there's a TBS ad bug next to the definition.

Please don't give Webster's any ideas. If they think they can make money with pop up ads and bugs it'll be a mess. Worst pop up book ......... ever.
post #17 of 28
TBS. . . Very Annoying!!!!
post #18 of 28
There's the possibility that some advertisers complained about their commercials looking like crap in stretch-o-vision. Of course, the shows looking like crap is less important to them.
post #19 of 28
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Originally Posted by Ken H View Post

Yes, also noticed this, and commented in the AMC topic.

Thanks for the reminder. I'm going to the AMC thread to see if there is any news on AMC's HD. Second season of MAD MEN will be here soon.
post #20 of 28
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Thanks for the reminder. I'm going to the AMC thread to see if there is any news on AMC's HD. Second season of MAD MEN will be here soon.

2nd season has come and gone, third season is planned for sometime this summer.
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2nd season has come and gone, third season is planned for sometime this summer.

My Bad. I watched the first season on Blu-Ray and was waiting for the second season scheduled for Blu-ray release soon. I guess I had "second season" on the brain.
post #22 of 28
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My Bad. I watched the first season on Blu-Ray and was waiting for the second season scheduled for Blu-ray release soon. I guess I had "second season" on the brain.

I'm sorry to be a spoil sport; however, "my bad" is simply BAD.

I ran into my old high school English teacher recently and all these years later she couldn't quite recall my name, but recalled that it was pronounced differently that it is spelled. Her next question: How is your language? I replied that because of her, when I "bastardized" the language, at least I knew that I had done so. However, I'm very careful around the grandchildren, as they aren't old enough to know the difference.

Let's be careful and monitor ourselves out there!
post #23 of 28
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I'm sorry to be a spoil sport; however, "my bad" is simply BAD.

I ran into my old high school English teacher recently and all these years later she couldn't quite recall my name, but recalled that it was pronounced differently that it is spelled. Her next question: How is your language? I replied that because of her, when I "bastardized" the language, at least I knew that I had done so. However, I'm very careful around the grandchildren, as they aren't old enough to know the difference.

Let's be careful and monitor ourselves out there!

I can understand teachers getting bent out of shape over it, but a lot of people use slang, and it will be used until the end of time. I wouldn't lose any sleep over it.

I've been watching a few Seinfeld's lately, and it's amazing; they not only have the bug on the right, but on the left, they promo upcoming shows and take two lines to do it. JFC, will they ever stop? That's rhetorical.
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Odd.
post #25 of 28
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Originally Posted by hdguru View Post

I'm sorry to be a spoil sport; however, "my bad" is simply BAD.

I ran into my old high school English teacher recently and all these years later she couldn't quite recall my name, but recalled that it was pronounced differently that it is spelled. Her next question: How is your language? I replied that because of her, when I "bastardized" the language, at least I knew that I had done so. However, I'm very careful around the grandchildren, as they aren't old enough to know the difference.

Let's be careful and monitor ourselves out there!

I vehemently disagree.
post #26 of 28
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Originally Posted by hdguru View Post

I'm sorry to be a spoil sport; however, "my bad" is simply BAD.

If Optimus Prime uses it, it's legit.
post #27 of 28
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Originally Posted by nickdawg View Post

Why the HELL would they stretch programming and not commercials?

Easy...why would advertisers pay extra to run HD commercials when the average viewer thinks their SD commercials are HD via the "funhouse mirror" effect?

It's all so TBS can charge extra for HD commercials...at least that's what I'm betting on.
post #28 of 28
TNT is now doing this as well. Just noticed this morning while watching Homicide: Life on the Street
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