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We need a "letterbox" search category to go with "HD"

Discussion in 'TiVo Series3 HDTV DVRs' started by gwsat, Jul 1, 2007.

  1. gwsat

    gwsat New Member

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    I believe that the “HD” search parameter that was added to the Category Only WishList selection in version 8.3 of the software for the S3 was a huge improvement. Alas, it does nothing for those of us who want to find programs, which, although not in HD, are presented in letterbox. Although 16:9 SD isn’t in a class with HD, it’s a whole lot better than 4:3 SD, it seems to me, especially for movies.

    I did a little research before I posted and learned that the old DirecTiVo apparently had a search parameter for “Audio & Video” and a subcategory for “Letterbox.” Here is a link to that thread:

    http://www.tivocommunity.com/tivo-vb/showthread.php?t=308082

    Thus, it appears that such a "Letterbox" parameter could easily be added for those of us who use S3s. I hope that TiVo is listening and gets it done.
     
  2. Bierboy

    Bierboy Seasoned gas passer

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    You should post this here too.
     
  3. wmcbrine

    wmcbrine Ziphead

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    Seconded.

    Of course, the use of the "Letterbox" tag is even more erratic than the use of the "HD" tag -- lots of programs that should have it, don't, and there may even be a few that have it but shouldn't.

    Bierboy: Your link shows up as "http:///" for me.
     
  4. jrm01

    jrm01 New Member

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    For me too. Maybe Bierboy is trying to send the post out into never-never land.
     
  5. HDTiVo

    HDTiVo Not so Senior Member

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    Yup we need letterbox.

    We also need a much more advanced search engine/interface and/or swivel not to be so limited.
     
  6. gwsat

    gwsat New Member

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    Yep, before I posted I found a movie listing on TCM, which didn’t mention letterbox but described a movie which I was 90% sure that TCM would show in letterbox format. The main reason being able to get this information is so important to me is my severe phobia against watching butchered, 4:3 versions of widescreen films.
     
  7. GoHokies!

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  8. gwsat

    gwsat New Member

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  9. GoHokies!

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    I finally added it to my .sig, maybe if all of us hop on there we can see some of these features coming sometime soon. :D
     

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