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what channels are true hd?

usmc13
03-11-2006, 04:19 PM
I've been hearing alot about channels that are not in true hd. What does that mean and what channels are they?

borromini
03-11-2006, 11:59 PM
The reference is made to the actual content not being filmed with HD cameras otherwise the channels are true HD with the exception of the horrible stretch scheme used by TNT-HD for some programs. :( An example of channels that rarely broadcasts programs recorded with HD cameras would be Showtime HD and HBO HD where the movies are upconverted to HD...but the quality is still very good HD. Examples of channels that show lots of programs recorded with HD cameras would be prime-time programs on your HD local channels and Discovery HD.

usmc13
03-12-2006, 12:53 AM
That makes sense, I was wondering why FOX shows things like the races or cops in HD but the D* box does not list them in HD. Are these shows not in HD or is the box not always right?

borromini
03-12-2006, 09:11 AM
It's happended before where the guide does not list a program as being broadcasted in HD yet you can clearly tell it is...but that rarely happens. :) I know with Fox in particular, the NASCAR series is in HD but I thinks Cops is not.

usmc13
03-12-2006, 11:40 AM
I know that cops was listed in hd but it does not say anymore and Fox last year was listed in Hd but not this year. I guess I just want what I pay for.