Reelz (238) and Ovation (274) HD coming (now launched)

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acostapimps

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I think it's too late to add it now in HD, there's nothing worth watching, Other than movies or documentaries.
 

Broe67

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I think it's too late to add it now in HD, there's nothing worth watching, Other than movies or documentaries.
The biggest problem is that you have the wannabe Videophile, that thinks everything has to be in HD. Even if the program was never filmed in the proper format.

There is a user on dslreports.com, that every now and then, asks when movies like Wizard of Oz and some others will be in true HD format. Even though they were filmed in an SD format back in the day.
 

gadgtfreek

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Ummm. Have you seen the remastered version of Jaws, where they took the master and spent time cleaning it it up with a water process. The blu-ray is outstanding. This can be done with any movie that is FILM. You are thinking film vs digital, has nothing to do with SD vs HD.
 

mccoyrj

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Sundance is what I'm waiting for. Several good series on there I have to watch in SD or wait until they are on Netflix in HD. Anyone know what's holding that one up, other than pricing?
 

steecoe

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The biggest problem is that you have the wannabe Videophile, that thinks everything has to be in HD. Even if the program was never filmed in the proper format.

There is a user on dslreports.com, that every now and then, asks when movies like Wizard of Oz and some others will be in true HD format. Even though they were filmed in an SD format back in the day.
Seriously? You don't know what you are talking about.....Movies that are FILMED can easily be transferred to HD. Movies were never "Filmed in SD" SD is a video format. Even TV shows that were shot on film CAN & HAVE BEEN transferred to HD. Ever seen Hogans Heroes in HD? Awesome stuff for a show that was "filmed in SD" in the 1960s.
When I watch SD content on an HD channel, like old reruns of TV shows that were VIDEOTAPED in SD, they look so much more amazing on the big screen TV than the crappy old highly compressed picture on the SD version of the channel...I would love to have all the channels in HD or at least if the channel has mostly SD content if Direct would carry the channel in MPEG 4 with a better bit rate & better compression it would at least be watchable on my bigscreen HD TV.
 

lnbchris

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Seriously? You don't know what you are talking about.....Movies that are FILMED can easily be transferred to HD. Movies were never "Filmed in SD" SD is a video format. Even TV shows that were shot on film CAN & HAVE BEEN transferred to HD. Ever seen Hogans Heroes in HD? Awesome stuff for a show that was "filmed in SD" in the 1960s.
When I watch SD content on an HD channel, like old reruns of TV shows that were VIDEOTAPED in SD, they look so much more amazing on the big screen TV than the crappy old highly compressed picture on the SD version of the channel...I would love to have all the channels in HD or at least if the channel has mostly SD content if Direct would carry the channel in MPEG 4 with a better bit rate & better compression it would at least be watchable on my bigscreen HD TV.
Agree 100%. I came from cable, where the TCM SD feed was so bad that it was like watching it through blurry goggles. Now the "HD" feed I get on Directv is more like a DVD than a Blu-Ray, but believe it or not that is a step up. The most obvious improvements are in the picture quality of the color widescreen movies from the 1960s. Also agree on film resolution. A 16mm film in good condition can easily produce a good quality SD or HD transfer. A 35mm film in good condition can easily be used for a good UHD transfer. Not all transfers are equal though, but the better condition the film stock is in, the easier it will be to do a high def transfer. There are places like UCLA, George Eastman House, and Kino Lorber that specialize in this, but they cannot get to everything out there. A large amount of mediocre film transfers are the norm though unfortunately (done in the past on older generation equipment, older 16mm safety prints, etc). So this is unfortunately what some of the general public's perception is out there.
 

satgirl51

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That article doesn't say a thing that requires D* to carry them in HD... ;)
Well no, but since they just renewed I am sure that was part of the renewal. As other said why would D* choose two fairly low rating channels to change into HD in front of other higher rated ones...
 
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