Band Of Brothers??? HD??

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  1. Steven Simon

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    Sorry Guys,
    Just installed the HD last night....
    I'm very new to this... [​IMG]
    Channel 509 is HD HBO, but from what I understand, not everything is aired in HD....
    Is there a website that lists what will be aired in HD??
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    What is the aspect ratio of this program, and is it in 1080i?
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    I was watching X-Men last night and HBO cropped the image from 2:35:1 to 1:85:1 to fit the 16:9 TV!! Why would they do this??
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    Simon why in the world would they cut it to 1.85??? That makes no sense at all. If HBO is going to butcher a 2.35 movie why not cut it to 1.78?
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  8. MaxY

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    Actually it was croppeed to 16x9. [​IMG]
    HBO seems to show no reason or rhyme with what they crop and what they don't.
    Generally if it is a new 2:35 movie it will get cropped but many older 2:35 mocies actually air at 2:35.
    Don't know what the deal is.
    X-men looked F'good other then the cropping.
    Steve,
    To bad Direct TV does not Offer Showtime as they always show their HD movies OAR.
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    Back in March of 2000, Bob Zitter of HBO announced that they would be ending their policy of showing films in the correct aspect ratio and going with pan and scan.
    The reason given was that was what their own employees preferred. They have not done any OAR transfers since then.
    When you see a movie in OAR on HBO-HD you can be sure the transfer was done before the new p&S policy went into effect.
    X-MEN was a pan and scan transfer of a 2.39:1 Panavision film and I thought it looked very poor. The movie on before it called 'Lucas' had a much better image.
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    And DOLBY DIGITAL 5.1
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    It looks like the resolution has been limited to 480P quality.
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    It still looks like 480P quality on my 21" monitor. [​IMG]
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    The LFE finally kicked in when the air invasion began.
    Very impressive sound mix with the old planes taking-off and the dynamic soundtrack playing.
    The kettle drums are great through the SVS 16-46PC.
     
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    quote: Too bad Direct TV does not Offer Showtime as they always show their HD movies OAR.
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    Of course, Showtime plays another game with us. A large percentage of their stuff is not true HD, but upconverted stuff. It doesn't look that good (o.k. but not great) on my 110" screen.
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    Can someone verify where Band of brothers OAR is 2.35...Since it was a made of HBO mini series I would think it was filmed 1.78....
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    Mike ,
    From what I saw last night, it looked to be 1:78:1
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  19. MaxY

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    I am sure that Band Of Brothers is 16x9 OAR. I doubt HBO would make it any other way and the framing did look correct.Most times when they crop their 2:35 movies the framing just looks wrong.
    I was a little disappointed with BOB so far. I think the only Character they have fully rounded out is Lt Winters. I found the rest of them to be a Blur. This may be intentional though.
    The Picture was Fanatastic and the sound was OK.
    RAF,
    Yeah Showtime does do some of that but most of their New Release movies are true HD. I hope that we see more and more ture HD from them as time movies on.
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