Looking for HBO HD list WITH OAR specs...

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  1. MarcS

    MarcS Stunt Coordinator

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    So far I haven't seen a list anywhere that tells me whether the HBO HD movies are OAR (ok, I already know most of them aren't...). Their own site doesn't provide that info--nor anyone elses that I can find...

    Anyone?

    I've already sent them 2 complaints (oops, I mean "schedule feedback") and told them to get the programmer Showtime uses for their schedule...
     
  2. Jeff Kleist

    Jeff Kleist Executive Producer

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    If you're interested in a movie, look it up on IMDB

    If the AR is over 1.85:1 it's not OAR
     
  3. Lew Crippen

    Lew Crippen Executive Producer

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  4. Jeff Kleist

    Jeff Kleist Executive Producer

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    They pan and scan all movies with an AR of over 1.85:1 down to 16:9, HBO says that J6P who really don't own HDTVs want their screens filled
     
  5. Alex Spindler

    Alex Spindler Producer

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    I agree. They appear to monkey with just about any movies' aspect ratio. 1.85's are cut down a bit. 2.35s are neutered to some point between that and 16:9 (2.0:1, maybe?). I have my overscan minimized and they're often windowboxed as well.
     
  6. John Berggren

    John Berggren Producer

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    I only watch 1.85 films on HBO. Anything with a greater ratio, I won't watch unless it's on Showtime. Showtime generally does a fine job!
     
  7. Matthew Furtek

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    "Forrest Gump" was in OAR when I turned on HBO-HD this weekend. I normally don't have access to HBO-HD to confirm any more.

    Matthew Furtek
     

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