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Can anyone tell me this? I live in California, although I'm not really sure that matters.
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Unfortunately, we don't get TNT-HD through D* yet, there have been rumors that we may get it this year through MPEG 4.
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Unfortunately, we don't get TNT-HD through D* yet
Sure you do.

Just go to channel 245 and hit the Stretch/Zoom/Expand button on your HDTV, it will look about as the same as TNT-HD for 90% of the programming.
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Sure you do.

Just go to channel 245 and hit the Stretch/Zoom/Expand button on your HDTV, it will look about as the same as TNT-HD for 90% of the programming.
Unfortunately, that other 10% is all most of us want to watch in the first place.
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Sure you do.

Just go to channel 245 and hit the Stretch/Zoom/Expand button on your HDTV, it will look about as the same as TNT-HD for 90% of the programming.
:) Classic.
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You mean they don't actually broadcast in HD, they just stretch/zoom the original picture? That is just TERRIBLE
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Sure you do.

Just go to channel 245 and hit the Stretch/Zoom/Expand button on your HDTV, it will look about as the same as TNT-HD for 90% of the programming.
Funny, Nascar and the NBA in HD are not stretched.
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Funny, Nascar and the NBA in HD are not stretched.
NASCAR and the NBA = the other 10%.
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You mean they don't actually broadcast in HD, they just stretch/zoom the original picture? That is just TERRIBLE
Yes, they broadcast in HD - but a significant portion of their lineup is SD upconverted.
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I can't believe no one has mentioned the highly rated original series on TNT-HD
The Closer & Wanted. That is unless they stretch their own programs.
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All NBA and NASCAR are in HDTV. Most original TNT dramatic productions are in HD, including The Closer and Into The West. Not all programming is HD (some is stretched and upconverted), native HD for theatrical movies and TV series like Lord of the Rings: Fellowship, Law & Order, Alias, Judging Amy, etc. is more becoming more common.

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All NBA and NASCAR are in HDTV. Most original TNT dramatic productions are in HD, including The Closer and Into The West. Not all programming is HD (some is stretched and upconverted), native HD for theatrical movies and TV series like Lord of the Rings: Fellowship, Law & Order, Alias, Judging Amy, etc. is more becoming more common.
It's changed quite a bit since the last time I had it. :eek:
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Upconverted widescreen is still better than 4:3 SD. :)
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Upconverted widescreen is still better than 4:3 SD. :)
I disagree... the stretching of the 4x3 shows makes my eyes hurt. It really just looks *wrong.*

The stuff that is native HD, though, does look very nice. Alias looks great, as do their originals. And stuff that was framed for 16x9 (like later seasons of ER) looks okay, but nothing to write home about.
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TNT-HD even stretches the commercials to fill the screen?! That's horrible. I was watching a Nets-Spurs game in HD the other night and the RSN for the Spurs did the same thing. Yuch!
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I like the old Law & Order episodes they have in HD. I didn't start watching the show until 2002 so many of them are new to me.
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Funny, Nascar and the NBA in HD are not stretched.
168 hours a week - Nascar and NBA make up 16.8 hours each week?

I don't think so!

And then there are the movies like Twister which they show sometimes in HD and Sometimes in Stretch/Zoom.

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I disagree... the stretching of the 4x3 shows makes my eyes hurt. It really just looks *wrong.*
Agreed.

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And then there are the movies like Twister which they show sometimes in HD and Sometimes in Stretch/Zoom.
Yeah, that's another legitimate beef, sometimes the same program is native HD, other times it's stretch and zoom.

I like TNT's sports coverage, it's quite good, IMO. My wife likes the rerun series; Law & Order, etc. Both of us have given up on movies with commercials, so they are a non issue.

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Way more than 10% of the content is HD..

A couple of years ago a 10% estimate might have been accurate..

That estimate is not even close here in January of 2006 though..

I think the people making these claims are just bitter they dont have the channel.. (even if they had the channel they know they are D* subs and they would actually get 0% HD, so this makes them even more bitter) :)
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I noticed in the latest issue of Crutchfield that under D* & the HD package, TNT-HD was listed! Surprised since they don't currently carry it! Does it mean they will soon?
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I noticed in the latest issue of Crutchfield that under D* & the HD package, TNT-HD was listed! Surprised since they don't currently carry it! Does it mean they will soon?
Thats the second report Ive seen about the Crutchfield add..

Hard to say what it may or may not mean, but I wouldnt be suprised if they threw thier subs an HDLite bone and added it soon..
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Way more than 10% of the content is HD..

A couple of years ago a 10% estimate might have been accurate..

That estimate is not even close here in January of 2006 though..

I think the people making these claims are just bitter they dont have the channel.. (even if they had the channel they know they are D* subs and they would actually get 0% HD, so this makes them even more bitter) :)
I'd love to know how you come up with that amount.

First, over 30% of their content is SD from being commercials alone, but that's besides the point before you even get to actual programming...but I digress.


How about you take us through a typical TNT-HD week and show us where WAY MORE THAN 10% of the content is HD???? That's 16.8 hours, btw.

And btw, TNT-HD did not even exist 24 months ago - or A COUPLE OF YEARS AGO.

geez.
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I'd love to know how you come up with that amount.

First, over 30% of their content is SD from being commercials alone, but that's besides the point before you even get to actual programming...but I digress.


How about you take us through a typical TNT-HD week and show us where WAY MORE THAN 10% of the content is HD???? That's 16.8 hours, btw.

And btw, TNT-HD did not even exist 24 months ago - or A COUPLE OF YEARS AGO.

geez.
I have a better idea, whatever you say it must be true..

Or better yet, people that have the channel can help me out here and confirm that you are full of it, and no Im not including any frickin commercials for christ sakes..

Anyone that has the channel knows that way more than 10% of the programming is HD, and again, Im not talking about any commercials, OBVIOUSLY..
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Anyone that has the channel knows that way more than 10% of the programming is HD, and again, Im not talking about any commercials, OBVIOUSLY..

Obviously you don't have the channel then - unless you cannot tell the difference in true HD or stretch and zoom - which may explain your posts.

This is as good as your posts on satelliteguys.us that stated that Solid Signal and **************** were as likely to sell stolen satellite merchandise as someone on eBay - the FTC's #1 complaint site for fraud.
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Obviously you don't have the channel then - unless you cannot tell the difference in true HD or stretch and zoom - which may explain your posts.
Yeah, youre right, Im talking about a channel I dont have..

And I have no idea what HD looks like, not me, Im not critical of HD PQ at all..

Im the kind of guy that just settles for anything..
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I want TNTHD. Why? Because I wouldn't watch anything on TNT anyway except NBA, some original series, and occasional movies. But that's exactly what they have in HD!

UniversalHD is 100% HD but I watch maybe 5% of it. So what's the difference?
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I want TNTHD. Why? Because I wouldn't watch anything on TNT anyway except NBA, some original series, and occasional movies. But that's exactly what they have in HD!

UniversalHD is 100% HD but I watch maybe 5% of it. So what's the difference?
They show repeats of network shows in HD also.. Law and Order, Without A Trace..

And yes, Im fully aware that well more than half of the repeat network material is not HD..
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I had TNT-HD with Dish and when I briefly had cable. I watched it so much more than any other HD channel. Now that I'm back on D*(big mistake) the only HD I watch is on the networks. Even TNT-HD's partial HD lineup plus upconverts beats out what D* offers. I would trade all other non-premium, non-network HD channels offered by D* just to get TNT-HD.
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