> my native language Turkish...
Ah, well then, your English is vastly better than my Turkish. Your initial posts were confusing to me, but I'll cut you some slack.
> and im fully certain that C'era una volta il West was UPCONVERT!!!and it was HDNET MOVIES !!!
Thanks for the correction to HDNet Movies, and not HDNet.
> what made you think they never airs upconverted content ?
Public statements made by Mark Cuban, the owner of the HDNets.
Eric, thanks for posting the pix. I'll try and find a minute to pull up both the MAX and HDNMV recordings, and see what I've got here. As Bill indicated, my recording off HDNMV was from this year (April'09), and since I already had it from MAX, the main reason I recorded it again from HDNMV was because they labeled it with a runtime of 2:59, indicating it was the long, restored version. As it turned out, that was incorrect
, and it was the same 2:45 version I had from MAX.
I would be surprised if HDNMV had previously aired an upconvert, but I'll believe Eric if he's sure that's where his came from. Surprised partly because I've recorded everything they've aired since Sep18/2004. Though if they did air an upconvert of this film, I would have already purged it (probably with a red-flagged note in my logs, which I have none). They do get their transfers from outside companies, and I suppose it is possible that a handful of upconverts may have snuck through, though I've been told they screen for that. But they've made plenty of other mistakes over the years (most frequently being clueless about actual runtimes).
> DVD on left, HDnet on right.
Ah, that's opposite to the way the files are named on the host site, FYI. But it doesn't help when you post images you've done scaling on yourself. Aside from a bit of mosquito-noise, those two are virtually identical, which makes one wonder.
I'll get back here in a bit, when I have something more to contribute.