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Are the wednesday reruns of the SOPRANOS and other HBO shows HD as well? (1 Viewer)

Darren Gross

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I'm on the edge to upgrading the Comcast cable to HD but the only shows I watch primarily are HBO shows- SOPRANOS, DEADWOOD< SIX FEET UNDER etc...The thing is I'm at work Sunday night so I can't watch them live.

Are they HD when broadcast on HBO later during the week?

Otherwise there's no reason to get HD...

Any info from the field? Thanks!;)
 

Ike

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Yes. Check out HBO listings on their schedule; HD programs have an icon (TRUE HDTV). HBO.

HBO shows the most HD content of all the HD channels I get. The only things that aren't HD are there comedy shows and sports programs. Dramas and nearly all movies are HD.

The Sopranos is broadcast not in widescreen on Mondays on HBO2. But there isn't a HD HBO2, so that doesn't effect HD at all.
 

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The only disadvantage with HBO HD is that they crop almost all 2:35.1 films.

Otherwise, it's great.;)
 

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Yeah. But there are some odd choices as to what gets cropped and what doesn't. I think Daredevil was getting broadcast widescreen, but Pulp Fiction doesn't.
 

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Daredevil was defintely cropped on HBO HD. Maybe Pulp Fiction wasn't as it seems as though the older films are shown uncropped.

I think Michael Reuben said that HBO does their own HD transfers, and for the films that they don't, they show what the studios gave them, hence some being shown OAR and some cropped.
 

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