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"Neil" <ThisIsNotARealAddress@xyzabc1234.com> wrote in message
> Today I watched the Abyss on HBOHD. I have a 16:9 TV and I was expecting
> see a quality widescreen movie, but they showed a 4:3 "full screen"
> instead! In addition, the resolution of the image was not as good as it
> should have been. As you may already know, this movie was originally
> produced in a widescreen 2.35:1 format.
> It almost appears that HBOHD had a tape of the movie in 4:3 that was used
> for NTSC broadcasts which they then upconverted.
> What would possess HBOHD to do this? Even if they had used the widescreen
> DVD of this movie as the source for the broadcast it would have looked
> Salem, MA USA
I love the Abyss, so when I saw it listed on HBO HD I was happy, but it
wasn't in HD, so then I was pissed, then I got over that and was sad. So