Originally Posted by Ken H /forum/post/18296691
One word: Ratings.
Movies, uncut with commercials and unedited for time and content, are easily available from a variety of sources, if one wants to watch a movie.
Originally Posted by joeschmoe007 /forum/post/18302691
Do you mean that movies would have lower ratings/smaller audience than shows?
Originally Posted by Rammitinski /forum/post/18305386
This TV is on a sub from a station that has the most modern encoders here (WCIU-DT), so it really doesn't hurt the main channel noticably. Other than maybe The Three Stooges on Saturday evenings occasionally, the only things I ever watch on it are local pro sports, and they looikfine (and you know how picky I am about that). Other than CBS, that's really about the only other non-headache-inducing HD channel here. Can't speak for other areas, though.
Originally Posted by rezzy /forum/post/18305414
I'm guessing it's owned by MGM, as most of the movies shown are from that studio. They've shown some good movies with little interruption, but it's not in HD (at least here locally), though some of its promos are widescreen.
Originally Posted by Rammitinski /forum/post/18305633
I know it looks pretty bad on an all-around, lousy-looking CBS channel out of Milwaukee (which I used to get and could see with my own eyes), so I can imagine that not everyone is as lucky as we are with the situation.
Originally Posted by NTNgod /forum/post/18318244
And, of course, the oddity is that Weigel owns both stations (WCIU and WDJT).