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Old 12-02-2014, 07:03 PM   #31
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A bit upset that I finally got around to watching the first 4 seasons over the summer. At least I still have one left.
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Old 12-02-2014, 07:24 PM   #32
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After reading the Simon article, I think I'll just stick with the DVDs.

It's a little sad how we've come full-circle...there was a time when the public insisted on 16:9 movies being cropped to 4:3 so there wouldn't be "wasted space" on their TVs. Now, it seems HBO believes the public insists on 4:3 shows being reformatted to 16:9. Now as then, I wonder why we can't just accept the image as it was created and intended to be seen. I would buy an HD 4:3 The Wire if it was scanned from the original film.
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Old 12-02-2014, 08:12 PM   #33
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After reading the Simon article, I think I'll just stick with the DVDs.

It's a little sad how we've come full-circle...there was a time when the public insisted on 16:9 movies being cropped to 4:3 so there wouldn't be "wasted space" on their TVs. Now, it seems HBO believes the public insists on 4:3 shows being reformatted to 16:9. Now as then, I wonder why we can't just accept the image as it was created and intended to be seen. I would buy an HD 4:3 The Wire if it was scanned from the original film.
People are dumb.
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Old 12-02-2014, 08:58 PM   #34
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I guess it's time to put your DVD copies on eBay before the general market finds out.

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Old 12-12-2014, 08:37 PM   #35
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Amazon streaming has all seasons in 16:9 - and it sure looks like HD.
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Old 12-12-2014, 08:56 PM   #36
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Amazon streaming has all seasons in 16:9 - and it sure looks like HD.
Read the earlier posts. It's not HD although it is framed in 16:9. That of course will probably change.
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Old 12-13-2014, 12:08 PM   #37
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After reading the Simon article, I think I'll just stick with the DVDs.

It's a little sad how we've come full-circle...there was a time when the public insisted on 16:9 movies being cropped to 4:3 so there wouldn't be "wasted space" on their TVs. Now, it seems HBO believes the public insists on 4:3 shows being reformatted to 16:9. Now as then, I wonder why we can't just accept the image as it was created and intended to be seen. I would buy an HD 4:3 The Wire if it was scanned from the original film.
But the original film contains more content as shown by the screenshot above. Seinfeld also got the 16:9 treatment and wished my collection was WS. And no it is not dumb to feel that way.
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Old 12-14-2014, 08:45 AM   #38
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Comcast on demand offers to show The Wire "remastered in HD" but what they show is 4:3.
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Old 12-14-2014, 03:56 PM   #39
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Comcast on demand offers to show The Wire "remastered in HD" but what they show is 4:3.
4:3 can be HD (but it's obviously not the remastered version being discussed in this thread, and I wouldn't trust Comcast for anything anyway).
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