MGM to Launch HD Channel

March 1, 2007

This is the sort of news us HD junkies just can’t get enough of, sometime “by the end of the year” MGM plans to launch a stand-alone high definition movie channel. Similar to HDNet Movies and Universal HD, the channel will air un-cut, uncensored and hopefully aspect-correct films from MGM’s 4,100 title library. According to

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“HDTV Promises Sharper Crap”

November 28, 2006

I just ran across an old Onion

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Star Wars in HD – But Wait There’s More!

October 13, 2006

Back in August ‘TV Week’ reported that all six ‘Star Wars’ films would be broadcast on Cinemax HD this November. We now know a little more about how the films will be rolled out and some other details not revealed back in August. All six ‘Star War’s films will air back-to-back starting at midnight November […]

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National Geographic HD’s CEO on HD Broadcasting

September 25, 2006

One of the unfortunate by-products of living in the consumer age is often complaining about poor quality much more frequently than praising exceptional products or services. If every high definition broadcaster had the same vision as National Geographic HD’s, Executive Vice President of Programming John Ford, we’d all be enjoying much more high definition content. […]

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All Six Star Wars Films in HD, Seriously.

August 17, 2006

This November Cinemax will air all six “Star Wars” movies in HD for the first time. Lucasfilm and Time Warner (Cinemax’s parent company) have reportedly stuck a deal to air the films in full HD glory throughout the month (and presumably longer) of November. Apparently the films that comprise the original trilogy will be “the […]

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INHD Changes

August 11, 2006

I couldn’t help but notice that my cable provider (Comcast) is planning on scaling back INHD2 on some local systems, the problem is Comcast seems to define scaling back as dropping altogether. While I still have INHD2 on my system, Comcast subscribers in Colorado, Washington and Illinois have already received notice the channel will “rumor […]

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Premium HD Channels & Aspect Ratios

July 24, 2006

Many of you no doubt subscribe to one or more of the various premium HD channels, via cable or satellite and while I agree the more hi-def the better, some channels do a much better job at presenting the directors vision than others. In my opinion altering the original aspect ratio of films is just […]

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HDNet Coming to Comcast?

July 18, 2006

Those of you who don’t subscribe to Comcast HD or are already enjoying programming from HDNet via a different provider, please forgive this bit of self indulgence. HDNet has been one of the most frequently requested channels by Comcast HD subscribers for as long as I can remember, it appears as if there’s a chance […]

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HDTV Worth Watching

July 13, 2006

As much as I complain about the selection of HD programming on Comcast and the lack of HD programming in general, every now and then something really exciting comes along. Discovery HD’s ‘Discovery Atlas’ would appear to be just such an event. Described as the channel’s “most ambitious HD project ever” Discovery HD is consistently […]

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Akimbo strikes HDNet deal

March 27, 2006

The IPTV based video-on-demand provider Akimbo has struck a deal with HDNet to Akimbo, the service downloads video to the company’s proprietary set-top box for playback on demand. In addition to the Akimbo set-top box hardware, the service is also compatible with existing Windows Media Center systems for $9.99 a month.

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