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  1. FilmCritic3000

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    photoshopgrl Nerd Fashionista TCF Club

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    It IS about time. Now I can get rid of Time Warner and go back to Directv.
     
  3. IndyJones1023

    IndyJones1023 Auteur

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    Now I don't have to bitorrent their shows!
     
  4. TonyTheTiger

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    OK for fans of the original TV shows, but not for movie fans.

    How can ANY channel call itself a movie channel when it interrupts them with ads?

    I don't care if it is HD, I still won't watch.

    I'm waiting for BBC America in HD. I'll still torrent the shows to avoid the ads, but at least I can rewatch Dr Who and Top Gear as it's meant to be seen.
     
  5. Gunnyman

    Gunnyman Just a boring dude

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    AMC was ad free in the beginning. Not sure when they switched to being ad supported.
     
  6. Hoffer

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    Cool!! Just added the show to my DVR's queue.
     
  7. trainman

    trainman Nice to see you

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    Officially, "AMC" no longer stands for anything -- so, technically, they're not calling themselves a movie channel.

    Although the statement on their website is "...the AMC experience is an uncompromising celebration of great stories," and one could argue the stories are being compromised by all those commercials.
     
  8. photoshopgrl

    photoshopgrl Nerd Fashionista TCF Club

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    I'm to the point that with my networked bluray player, I almost always download my shows in 720p. I get no commercials and don't feel guilty about downloading them because I am still paying TW for every channel under the sun.
     
  9. Wil

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    About the time Turner Classic Movies started taking off.

    AMC's library was more limited. It became clear to them that the type of audience that was willing to watch 1950s/60s B-minus westerns all week long (AMC was at the time referred to as the "Audie Murphy Channel"), was not exactly movie purist, and that commercials would probably be tolerated.
     
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    Agree with you. They've had not one but two on screen "bugs" during the John Wayne film that they were showing and when they dropped to pillar boxed commercials, embedded the bugs inside the pillars.
     
  11. FilmCritic3000

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    On September 30th, 2002.
     
  12. Fleegle

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    This! I've torrented every episode of Breaking bad and The Walking dead that 've seen so far because DirecTV hasn't had AMC in HD. Sorry, I'm not going to watch an SD version of a brand new series in 2011.

    The biggest plus for this is that I will see it in 1080i, (De-interlaced), instead of 720p. :)
     
  13. analog4

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    Does anyone know if they will re-air all of the Season 4 Breaking Bad episodes at some point before the finale? (Usually cable shows will (some, not all) will air all episodes leading up to the finale the day of the finale (starting around 6 - 9AM, and go until 3/6PM and wait a few hours then the finale)?

    I have all of this Breaking Bad season in SD, but I'd gladly wait to watch it in HD. (I have other stuff in HD to watch anyway)
     
  14. Michael S

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    If you have netflix they just added the first 3 seasons to instant yesterday.
     
  15. analog4

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    I was referring to the currently airing season, Season 4. I clarified my original post.
     
  16. DreadPirateRob

    DreadPirateRob Seriously?

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    Yes! Now I won't have to BT The Walking Dead (or Mad Men in the spring)!
     
  17. Steveknj

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    Now if AMC can do us a solid and have marathons of Breaking Bad (and Mad Men, I'd give that another shot I think...I watched the pilot and found it boring...and in SD it was too much to deal with). Did you say that both are Netflix streaming now?
     
  18. pmyers

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    +1, especially with Mad Men. I didn't make it past the first episode because it wasn't in HD.
     
  19. Gunnyman

    Gunnyman Just a boring dude

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    I agree I want to get into breaking bad, but I've missed too many seasons.
     
  20. DLiquid

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    Awesome news! :up:
     

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