AMC Channel HD?

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aonflux

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Any idea if we will get AMC in HD this year? I love Mad Men and Breaking Bad and it would be great to watch them in HD.
 
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During the March Charlie Chat both AMC and IFC were slated to go HD by years end. Both are Rainbow affiliates and hopefully some if not all of the VOOM programs will be broadcast there.
 
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M Sparks

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During the March Charlie Chat both AMC and IFC were slated to go HD by years end.

They've had HD feeds for months. DISH just doesn't carry them. Also, Fuse and WE have HD feeds.

Both are Rainbow affiliates and hopefully some if not all of the VOOM programs will be broadcast there.

How would that work? As much as AMC has strayed from it's original format (as has IFC, slightly), do you really think they are going to show art documentaries and three year old fashion shows?

It's much more likely that the various other channels they were competing with will buy the programming in a fire sale.

The movies will have a home, but that's it. One thing I can imagine, and I've posted this before...IFC should spin off their Grindhouse block into it's own channel...they could mine both the Monsters and Kung Fu libraries.
 
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I can't see it happening... why?

Cablevision/Rainbow brands are Voom, IFC, AMC, and now Sundance, just to name a few. Why would Cablevision/Rainbow, provide IFC, AMC, and Sundance in HD while the Voom fiasco is still actively festering? Unless, all that has been prearranged and Cablevision/Rainbow wouldn't consider pulling' a Charlie on Charlie, perhaps.

AMC has a massive following. IFC's eclectic programming has a very strong viewership.
 
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techweb

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I've had AMC HD on cable for awhile, and they finally started showing movies in HD. At least they show movies in OAR unlike FX HD, which crops, pans, and scans movies. Also, AMC HD is 1080i while FX HD is 720p like all Fox channels.
 
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I've had AMC HD on cable for awhile, and they finally started showing movies in HD. At least they show movies in OAR unlike FX HD, which crops, pans, and scans movies. Also, AMC HD is 1080i while FX HD is 720p like all Fox channels.

Sounds Good! Something to look forward to!
 
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At least they show movies in OAR unlike FX HD, which crops, pans, and scans movies. Also, AMC HD is 1080i while FX HD is 720p like all Fox channels.

That sounds positive. Do they show all movies OAR?? Even 4x3 ones??
 
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I can't see it happening... why?

Cablevision/Rainbow brands are Voom, IFC, AMC, and now Sundance, just to name a few. Why would Cablevision/Rainbow, provide IFC, AMC, and Sundance in HD while the Voom fiasco is still actively festering? Unless, all that has been prearranged and Cablevision/Rainbow wouldn't consider pulling' a Charlie on Charlie, perhaps.

AMC has a massive following. IFC's eclectic programming has a very strong viewership.

$$$
 
danknapp76

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Still doesn't seem likely that these go up while in litigation with Rainbow...

But who knows?

Maybe Charlie ultimately agrees to put these up in order to make Voom go away quietly..
 
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M Sparks

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IFC rules though. It's like the Anti-AMC.

I did enjoy Breaking Bad though.
 
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M Sparks

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Turner Classic Movies would be good to have in HD once it exists. Those are truly classics, unlike AMC...

Agreed. It's been discussed elsewhere, but I suspect TMC is waiting until they can "do it right". I bet Osbourne caught a stretched Wizard Of Oz on TNT or something and put the brakes on TCM-HD. It's been on most "coming soon" lists for years.
 
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techweb

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That sounds positive. Do they show all movies OAR?? Even 4x3 ones??
I haven't seen any HD 4:3 movies, but AMC HD SD movies were shown in stretch-o-vision last time I checked. IIRC, FX HD shows SD movies pillar boxed.
 

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