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gwsat
07-01-2007, 12:35 PM
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.

Bierboy
07-01-2007, 03:25 PM
You should post this here (http://) too.

wmcbrine
07-01-2007, 06:51 PM
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.

jrm01
07-01-2007, 07:23 PM
Seconded.

Bierboy: Your link shows up as "http:///" for me.
For me too. Maybe Bierboy is trying to send the post out into never-never land.

HDTiVo
07-01-2007, 07:26 PM
Yup we need letterbox.

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

gwsat
07-01-2007, 08:29 PM
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.
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.

GoHokies!
07-01-2007, 08:41 PM
For me too. Maybe Bierboy is trying to send the post out into never-never land.I think that he meant here:
http://research.tivo.com/suggestions/2web519.htm

gwsat
07-02-2007, 02:12 PM
I think that he meant here:
http://research.tivo.com/suggestions/2web519.htm
Done. Thanks for the link.

GoHokies!
07-02-2007, 02:40 PM
Done. Thanks for the link.
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