DIRECTV Adds aMC HD

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  1. Hoffer

    Hoffer Eat Lightning ----- Poo Thunder TCF Club

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    I didn't start watching Breaking Bad until half way through season 3. Definitely a show worth watching no matter how far behind you are.
     
  2. Fleegle

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    I'm so glad I'm not the only HD snob around here :)
     
  3. DreadPirateRob

    DreadPirateRob Seriously?

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    I used to look down on the HD snobs...


    until I got HD. :)
     
  4. FilmCritic3000

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    :D :up:
     
  5. mattack

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    You do realize that Top Gear is *cut for more commercials*.. (Except apparently for the VERY FIRST airings on the premiere date.. they have a 1:20 running time, and I haven't tried to cut one down to see how long they really are.. Subsequent airings are in a 1:00 timeslot.)

    Also, as for the first comment, even though nowadays I have netflix, I've always thought that something like "HBO with commercials" would be an interesting experiment. Sure, the vast majority of us would record and FF through the commercials. But if you showed *unedited* movies with commercial breaks that people had to sign up for (but would be a VERY low or nonexistent charge), it would be intriguing to see if it could at least break even.
     
  6. TonyTheTiger

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    Yes I do, which is why I torrent the shows from the UK for the first airing! I merely meant that I could watch something other than the other mindless dross that's passed off as entertainment!

    I bought a widescreen HD TV many years ago so I could duplicate the theater experience as closely as possible. While I don't consider myself an expert, I DO want to see a movie as it was intended to be seen. I hate the fact that regular network shows are interrupted by commercials, let alone the hack job they perform on movies so they can show R rated releases on a Sunday afternoon!
     
  7. tiellv

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    :up:
     
  8. DougF

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    I like HD, too, but I just don't get comments like that. It's a great show. Doesn't matter to me at all that it's not in HD.

    What's even stranger is when someone says they watch a show they absolutely don't like because it's in HD.
     
  9. DreadPirateRob

    DreadPirateRob Seriously?

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    SD looks absolutely terrible on my plasma. It gives my wife a headache after a minute or two, and I start to get one not long after.

    It looks a *little* better on the LCD in the den, but that's a much smaller screen (32" vs. 50"), and I sit a little farther away.

    Either way, I'd rather obtain the show in HD via an alternate source than watch an SD version of it on DirecTV. But now, I don't have to. Yay to DirecTV.
     
  10. pmyers

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    Because it looks like sh*t on a HD tv. Not to mention that HD is now the standard in the marketplace and there are way too many other shows I can watch that are in HD that I won't miss the ones that aren't.

    Same reason I don't have dial-up internet anymore....
     
  11. Steveknj

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    ditto.
     
  12. Hoffer

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    It's one thing if a show isn't available in HD anywhere. If I can get a show in HD off usenet or bit torrent, then that is where I get it. I'll watch a show in SD if that is the only way I can see it. Thing is I don't remember the last show I watched in SD at home.
     
  13. pmyers

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    yeah...I love Breaking Bad...but watching it in SD when I know it was available in HD just wasn't going to happen so I've had to get it via other means. I'm happy I can watch everythign in real time now.
     
  14. RMBittner

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    Glad for the AMCHD news, since we'll be switching from cable to DTV next month.

    I have to agree with all of those frustrated by SD on an HD screen. We currently don't have AMC or Lifetime in HD, and they -- being in our lower, non-digital tier -- are absolutely terrible in SD. The sound is noisy and scratchy and, because they're widescreen shows that we have to zoom, they're incredibly dark and grainy on a 50" screen. (Sure, we could watch them in 4:3, but that's nearly as unbearable.) "Mad Men," especially, was often so dark that you couldn't tell what was happening in some scenes.

    Just to show my wife what she was missing -- and to further my argument for the DirecTV switch -- I downloaded the latest "Project Runway" in HD from iTunes. Even played back from my iPad, the difference in picture/audio quality was dramatic.

    Bob
     

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