The Wire is in HD and Widescreen on Amazon Prime Streaming

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  1. Sep 2, 2014 #21 of 106
    Peter000

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    gweempose

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    Great news, but now I'm asking myself if I should wait to watch it for the first time HD?
     
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    GoPackGo

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    Jim_TV

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    I never watched this show, so if this remaster does indeed come to fruition I'll finally give it a try.
     
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    Hoffer

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    I have been threatening to watch this show for years. I might as well hold off until it is available in HD.
     
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    Turtleboy

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    Here's how Slate thinks the digital enhancement might go. Spoiler death of a major character.

    [​IMG]
     
  7. Sep 6, 2014 #27 of 106
    ClutchBrake

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    I realize that is spoiler tagged, but if you have never seen The Wire, DO NOT CLICK ON THAT SPOILER. Seriously. No, really seriously. I'm not kidding. Do. Not. Click. :)

    If you have seen The Wire, click it. :D
     
  8. Dec 2, 2014 #28 of 106
    astrohip

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    From HBOWatch and TVLine:

    "UPDATE: HBO has finally given us a premiere date for The Wire HD! THE DAY AFTER CHRISTMAS 2014! December 26th, that is. Here’s the info straight from HBO:"

    http://hbowatch.com/the-wire-being-remastered-rebroadcast-in-hd-by-hbo/

    http://tvline.com/2014/12/02/the-wire-high-definition-remastering-december-2014-marathon/

     
  9. Dec 2, 2014 #29 of 106
    astrohip

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    A little more info from Alan Sepinwall:

    http://www.hitfix.com/whats-alan-wa...re-gets-a-high-definition-widescreen-makeover
    David Simon writes about "The Wire in HD":

    http://davidsimon.com/the-wire-in-hd/
     
  10. Dec 2, 2014 #30 of 106
    Turtleboy

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    That's awesome that Simon took over the process.
     
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    waynomo

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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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    Rob Helmerichs

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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.
     
  13. Dec 2, 2014 #33 of 106
    Turtleboy

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    People are dumb.
     
  14. Dec 2, 2014 #34 of 106
    waynomo

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    I guess it's time to put your DVD copies on eBay before the general market finds out.
     
  15. Dec 12, 2014 #35 of 106
    johnh123

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    Over there
    Amazon streaming has all seasons in 16:9 - and it sure looks like HD.
     
  16. Dec 12, 2014 #36 of 106
    waynomo

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    Read the earlier posts. It's not HD although it is framed in 16:9. That of course will probably change.
     
  17. Dec 13, 2014 #37 of 106
    gossamer88

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    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.
     
  18. Dec 14, 2014 #38 of 106
    pdhenry

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    Comcast on demand offers to show The Wire "remastered in HD" but what they show is 4:3.
     
  19. Dec 14, 2014 #39 of 106
    trainman

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    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).
     
  20. Dec 27, 2014 #40 of 106
    Turtleboy

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    Looks like HBO Go replaced the original ones with the widescreen HD version. So now you can't see the original ones.

    I would have thought they would have put both up there, but I guess the public is too stupid to deal with that.
     

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