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HBO-HD and OAR?


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#1 of 5 OFFLINE   TomK

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Posted June 03 2003 - 05:50 AM

How is HBO-HD doing in regards to OAR? A while ago I heard that they were showing HD programs but they would Pan-and-scam a lot of programs. Has it gotten any better?

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#2 of 5 OFFLINE   VicRuiz

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Posted June 03 2003 - 05:57 AM

Nope.
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#3 of 5 OFFLINE   Lew Crippen

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Posted June 03 2003 - 06:48 AM

The 1.85:1 films are more or less ok, as its so close to 16:9. Most of scope films fill the 16:9 screen. If you know which films are 2.35:1 (or similar), you can just avoid those and watch the 1.85:1 films.
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#4 of 5 OFFLINE   Wayne Bundrick

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Posted June 03 2003 - 05:37 PM

And yet both ABC and CBS have been showing OAR HD movies. Go figure.
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#5 of 5 OFFLINE   Douglas*A*R

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Posted June 03 2003 - 06:07 PM

HBO-HD did <1.85.1 movies in OAR until about 9 months after the channel started, then they instituted the pan&scam policy. As far as I know, they've only done one <1.85:1 movie since, with "Monster's Ball". If they do show a movie that was transfered to HD in those first 9 months, they'll still air it as OAR.