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TCM has How the West Was Won in smile box format right now

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#1 of 11 OFFLINE   RolandL

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Posted April 18 2014 - 11:24 AM

TCM has probably done this before but its cool to see HTWWW in smilebox on TCM. A lot better than UPHD which is showing all movies in cropped full screen.

 

UPHD had The Greatest Story Ever Told (should be 2.76:1) in 1.77:1 a few days ago. Right now Barabbas in full screen. 


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#2 of 11 OFFLINE   trajan

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Posted April 18 2014 - 01:24 PM

Yes, this looked really cool. Would love to see 2001---GRAND PRIX---MAD WORLD  in smilebox.



#3 of 11 ONLINE   Dee Zee

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Posted April 18 2014 - 01:39 PM

There should be a smilebox function on TVs.
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#4 of 11 OFFLINE   Garysb

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Posted April 19 2014 - 05:55 PM

Sadly Fox Movie Channel is showing CinemaScope films it use to show letterboxed at the new fools screen 1.77. An example is the Story of Rurh. Last December it was letterboxed, recently it was at 1.77.

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Posted April 19 2014 - 06:00 PM

What was the "rule" -- or what started the practice, for channels to put up the disclaimer that "the following movie has been formatted to fit your screen"?

 

They should be doing the same damned thing right now for 16x9 screens!

 

In fact, they should be required to put it in plain English for Joe Sixpack:  "X percent of the image of this widescreen movie has been cut off to enable us to fit the movie on your new widescreen TV without black bars."



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Posted April 20 2014 - 08:39 PM

Is UPHD a Channel?
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#7 of 11 OFFLINE   RolandL

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Posted April 21 2014 - 05:30 AM

Is UPHD a Channel?

 

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#8 of 11 OFFLINE   Richard V

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Posted April 21 2014 - 10:51 AM

I wonder how smilebox would look on the new current curve screened UHD sets, and the OLED screens of the near future?


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Posted April 21 2014 - 08:16 PM

Sadly Fox Movie Channel is showing CinemaScope films it use to show letterboxed at the new fools screen 1.77. An example is the Story of Ruth. Last December it was letterboxed, recently it was at 1.77.

 

Or since they just cut off the sides inemaScop .



#10 of 11 OFFLINE   RolandL

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Posted April 23 2014 - 01:15 PM

HTWWW is on TCM now. This time normal letterbox 2.89:1 AR. 


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#11 of 11 OFFLINE   ljgranberry

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Posted April 23 2014 - 01:29 PM

Any hope we can someday get "The Wonderful World of the Brothers Grimm" restored and presented in the Smilebox format?







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