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Forrest Gump on HBO (1 Viewer)

Jason_H

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I just got my HDTV decoder from Time Warner Cable here in Houston a few days ago...I LOVE it. I used to get OTA HD when I used Dish Network, but it was patchy in my old apartment, and I could never get HBO or Showtime in HD (I had a building where the second dish should have pointed).

Anyway, I'd always heard that HBO kind of butchers the movies it shows on its HD channel by cropping them all to 1.78:1 no matter what the OAR. So I was flipping through today, and they were showing Forrest Gump (just a side note, I really don't care for this movie). But what surprised me was that they were showing it in 2.35:1 and it looked FANTASTIC.

What gives? Has HBO changed their policy, or do they just occasionally show these wider films in their OAR?
 

Frank

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This movie was first broadcast on HBO over two years ago which is before they started showing Panavision movies in HBO CROPOVISION.

Frank
 

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