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post #961 of 1278
Death Proof on Starz HD was in OAR. This gives me hope that Grindhouse will be shown in OAR and with all trailers and stuff. I recorded Death Proof off of E* and it came under 4gigs. Now I have homemade blu-rays of Planet Terror and Death Proof, soon Grindhouse. Cool!
post #962 of 1278
Thread Starter 
Waking Ned Devine looked good in 2.35:1 OAR on UHD last night.
post #963 of 1278
Contact has made the move from the HBO channels a few years back to Starz! HD in its OAR glory.

Amazing PQ with incredible colors. Let's hope we get this one on BD someday.
post #964 of 1278
Bill,

I didn't go back and pull my tape of "Contact" from HBO, but I have it flagged in my logs as OAR. Was the HBO airing their usual 1.78 crop-job after all?

- Tim

P.S. Also, I see they have this in a 2:30 slot, while IMDB and my tape log lists its runtime as 2:33. Can you comment on the actual runtime?
post #965 of 1278
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Originally Posted by VideoGrabber View Post

Bill,

I didn't go back and pull my tape of "Contact" from HBO, but I have it flagged in my logs as OAR. Was the HBO airing their usual 1.78 crop-job after all?

- Tim

P.S. Also, I see they have this in a 2:30 slot, while IMDB and my tape log lists its runtime as 2:33. Can you comment on the actual runtime?

When it ran on HBO and Cinemax, it was also OAR as the transfer dated from the days before HBO made their "all 16:9" edict after early uneducated HDTV owners started their "I bought an HDTV to not see black bars!" whining.

Can't comment on the runtime but Starz! like other networks does list the start time of the next film on the hour even if the previous film runs over by a few minutes, so if you're going to record it, I'd play it safe and pad it a little.

(You wouldn't miss any content, as the credits are easily three minutes long.)

Didn't think to check the audio format.
post #966 of 1278
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Originally Posted by Largo View Post

Death Proof on Starz HD was in OAR. This gives me hope that Grindhouse will be shown in OAR and with all trailers and stuff. I recorded Death Proof off of E* and it came under 4gigs. Now I have homemade blu-rays of Planet Terror and Death Proof, soon Grindhouse. Cool!

4 GB for a 1.5 hour movie??? And I thought Cablevision compressed a lot! I thought the 7GB I got it at was pretty bad...I guess I should be happy I don't have E*.

BTW, Grindhouse was very nice...All OAR with the previews, etc. 16GB for all 3 hours, so not a bad compression job there.
post #967 of 1278
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Originally Posted by dneily View Post

Waking Ned Devine looked good in 2.35:1 OAR on UHD last night.

HD Net Movie channel is one of the few channels that show all their movies in OAR. As far as HBO and other channels that are not showing movies in OAR, they have no interest in educating viewers as to why there might be small black bars at the top and bottom of some movies. These networks want to make sure that "average" viewers don't complain about the bars.

I have a friend who recently purchased an HDTV and asked me why he was seeing the black bars on some movies. When I explained the aspect ratio issue he was fine with it.
post #968 of 1278
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Originally Posted by seldenpat View Post

4 GB for a 1.5 hour movie??? And I thought Cablevision compressed a lot! I thought the 7GB I got it at was pretty bad...I guess I should be happy I don't have E*.

That comes out to either about 6 Mbps or 6.4 Mbps (depending upon whether we're talking about 4 billion bytes or 4 times 2-to-the-30th power bytes). As a carefully hand-tweaked multi-pass encode, it might be decent. HD movies in the Xbox Live Video Store average about 6.6 Mbps and they're often quite good, but they're also 720p24 (I think). 6.4 Mbps for a 1080i60 presentation seems likely to be somewhat strained, despite the best efforts of the people who worked on it.

How'd it look to you, Largo? What cable system were you watching it on?
post #969 of 1278
the reason why the file is so small is because E* has Starzhd as an mpeg4 channel. The quality is actually not too bad. Grindhouse came out to close to 7 gigs.
post #970 of 1278
Kucharsk wrote:
> When it ran on HBO and Cinemax, it was also OAR as the transfer dated from the days before HBO made their "all 16:9" edict... <<br />
Thanks, Bill.

> Can't comment on the runtime but Starz! like other networks does list the start time of the next film on the hour even if the previous film runs over by a few minutes, so if you're going to record it, I'd play it safe and pad it a little. <<br />
I thought they usually had interstitial padding between movies, and all started on 5-min boundaries. But you might be right... if it runs over just a bit, and the next film does need it's entire time slot, they might "slop" over a bit.

> (You wouldn't miss any content, as the credits are easily three minutes long.) <<br />
I like getting the whole film, credits and all, and with a TiVo, not padding the extra 3-mins would mean chop-chop, since it goes strictly by the advertised/reported time-slot for all programs. Failure to pad with TiVo can lead to much knashing of teeth, which is why I usually double-check with IMDB first. A lesson learned the hard way.

- Tim
post #971 of 1278
For Contact on Starz on 4/1...

OAR 2.35:1
Dolby Digital 5.1 (my Cinemax HD copy is only 2.0)
and most importantly...NO ANNOYING STARZ BUG!

Beautiful transfer as well. Nice job Starz!
post #972 of 1278
Ratatouille on Starz! HD.

Spectacular OAR 2.35:1 presentation with a great HD picture, almost as good as the Blu-Ray, marred only by a highly annoying occasional full color Starz! HD bug in the right hand lower portion of the screen.
post #973 of 1278
I was quite surprised to see The Patriot being shown in 2:35 OAR on HBO last night. I hope they will start doing more of that with recent movies.
post #974 of 1278
I was surprised and delighted to have DVR-ed Grease from Cinemax and saw that it was presented in a proper widescreen format!

The little bit that I sampled looked excellent.
post #975 of 1278
Mojo, or at least the former INHD used to, and the original Oceans 11 was part of their line-up. And I think IFC does, or is going to.

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post #976 of 1278
kucharsk wrote:
> Ratatouille on Starz! HD.

Spectacular OAR 2.35:1 presentation with a great HD picture, almost as good as the Blu-Ray, marred only by a highly annoying occasional full color Starz! HD bug in the right hand lower portion of the screen.
<<br />
Bill, they recently converted over from their obnoxious yellow "starburst" logo to a more subtle white/gray, so you may want to do another capture for posterity.

The "glow" from the previous logo actually impinged on the scope area, while the new logo lies completely outside. Handy if you've got a PJ with blanking.

- Tim
post #977 of 1278
Magnum Force on MAX HD was in HD OAR on 5/15 10PM EDT.
post #978 of 1278
Body Snatchers on MOJO HD was in HD OAR last week. mmmm... Meg Tilly in HD.
post #979 of 1278
You Kill Me with Ben Kingsley, Téa Leoni, and Luke Wilson now on MAX HD, May 18.

Beautiful transfer.

Roy
post #980 of 1278
Grabbed it at 6:30 this morning and checked the playback & it was clearly OAR. A nice little OAR 2-fer with "You Kill Me" from last night!
post #981 of 1278
earlier in the thread someone said Crouching Tiger is OAR. Is it dubbed or subbed? I hope it is dubbed so I can remux with different audio. I hate hard coded subtitles.

oh yeah Wed. May 21 Starzhd 11:30 PM CT and Thur. May 22 4:00PM CT

The logo seems to stay low enough that most of it gets cut off.
post #982 of 1278
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Originally Posted by spongyfungy View Post

earlier in the thread someone said Crouching Tiger is OAR. Is it dubbed or subbed? I hope it is dubbed so I can remux with different audio. I hate hard coded subtitles.

oh yeah Wed. May 21 Starzhd 11:30 PM CT and Thur. May 22 4:00PM CT

The logo seems to stay low enough that most of it gets cut off.

If I recall correctly, it was subtitled, which is my preferred way to watch a foreign movie.
post #983 of 1278
Titanic in OAR on TBS, 8/7c on May 24.
post #984 of 1278
Casino Royale on SHOWTIME East HD looks like OAR right here and it is nice looking
post #985 of 1278


No logo all throughout on starzhd. Incredible. was subbed as well.

EDIT: sorry about that. the movie was crouching tiger, hidden dragon. I thought I quoted myself.

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earlier in the thread someone said Crouching Tiger is OAR. Is it dubbed or subbed? I hope it is dubbed so I can remux with different audio. I hate hard coded subtitles.

oh yeah Wed. May 21 Starzhd 11:30 PM CT and Thur. May 22 4:00PM CT

The logo seems to stay low enough that most of it gets cut off.
post #986 of 1278
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Originally Posted by spongyfungy View Post

No logo all throughout on starzhd. Incredible. was subbed as well.

Is this a test? I believe that I recognize the actor--Zhang Ziyi, isn't it?--but she's been in about 20 films where she might have been dressed and coiffed like that in a scene. That frame doesn't jog my memory. What was the film?
post #987 of 1278
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Originally Posted by michaeltscott View Post

What was the film?

Hint: crouching.PNG is the filename of the full-size image.
post #988 of 1278
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Originally Posted by Erik Garci View Post

Hint: crouching.PNG is the filename of the full-size image.

Actually, you don't get to see that name unless you download the image. I'd examined the properties of the image in the web browser, but what gets displayed is some numeric temp-file name.

Mystery solved--thanks.
post #989 of 1278
Bobby on Showtime

1920x810 = 2.37
OAR = 2.35

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0308055/tvschedule
Wed. June 4 8:00 PM SHOWHD
Thur. June 5 6:00 PM SHOWHD

Ferris Bueller's Day Off (again. this time on Cinemax)

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0091042/tvschedule
Wed. June 4 7:15 PM MAXHD

1920x810 = 2.37
OAR = 2.35
post #990 of 1278
Heads up...looks like Once Upon a Time in the West will finally be back on CinemaxHD this Friday (6/13) at 3:40am. If you like this movie don't miss it; it looked fantastic.
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