|Originally posted by trancer23
Its a balance, either you have bars with full quality, or you have (extremely) slightly lower video quality and a full screen. I choose the latter, as do most whom I have talked to. But regardless.
The OAR battle at this point does more damage than good. Right now HD broadcast cost more money than they make, and the thanx they get is whining? good plan. (sarcasm).
BTW, please prove to me that it costs more to create an HD transfer deforming a 2.35 movie to 1.85 than it would cost to create the transfer in OAR. And please don't accuse us of whining because we'd like to see movies as they were intended to be seen, and please don't tell me that I need to allow HBO to butcher movies because I'm so grateful that they have an HD channel. HBO started their HD channel with OAR. It was only after their rather ignorant employees expressed a preference for filling their screen did HBO go into the movie butchering business. If HDNet Movies and Showtime's movies can be in OAR without seemingly hurting these companies financially, then so can HBO and the other butcher shops.
Those people who have NO artistic appreciation for movies and only want to fill their screens can stay with the 4:3 SD channels for all I care.