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"Next Best Thing" was just showing on Showtime-HD


It is listed as OAR 1080i but (to me) the

picture looks on par with a typical soft

HBO-HD "zoomed" presentation.


It has a full-frame (16:9) image.


Could SHO-HD being doing "Pan/Scan" now too?
 

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I estimate that 'Small Time Crooks' on HBO right now looks 400 percent sharper.


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"Next Best Thing" was just showing on Showtime-HD


It is listed as OAR 1080i but (to me) the

picture looks on par with a typical soft

HBO-HD "zoomed" presentation.


It has a full-frame (16:9) image.


Could SHO-HD being doing "Pan/Scan" now too?
Might I respecfully suggest that before hypothesizing that Showtime is committing the same pan and butchering that HBO does you check the Internet Movie Database at:

http://us.imdb.com/


It list almost every movie in existence and has a technical listing that will tell you how the movie was filmed and it's OAR. While not 100% accurate, it's pretty good and worthwhile checking. I believe you'll find that many of us check this site first when we begin to investigate how a movie being shown of HBO or Showtime is doing quality wise.
 

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But it still was very blurry for a SHO-HD OAR...
I agree. You should have checked out 'Small TIme Crooks' on HBO. The difference was like night and day.


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Then the website is wrong. I remember watching it and the picture was way below true HD. It looked like an upconvert to me and we all know the listings on HBO and showtime's website often have the tendency to be wrong.
 
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