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  1. Stephan55

    emoji 'reaction' LIMIT?

    Ha Ha, So it finally happened to someone else here as well! I hit an Emoji limit earlier this year (in February 2018) and posted about it in a couple of threads. The Mod even "deleted" one of them for what-ever reason? Unless something has changed since then (???) there is an "unknown" threshold of how many "reaction" emoji's one can post within a 24 period. My experience has it at greater than 25, but what the "magic" number exactly is remains a confidential secret, only obtainable by beginning a fresh day and posting as many emoji reactions as one can (while keeping count) until they actually hit the daily threshold. In my case, I was able to again post emoji reactions after waiting 24 hrs to do so. Posted about it here: And here:
  2. Stephan55

    New tcm Website?

    Yep! Agreed! Off-topic RpD, but I noticed in your signature "address" you post "Idaho, formerly Alaska." I've been to both and spent many happy adventurous years in Alaska! Without being too personally identifying explicit, I'd love to hear something about your time in the "Great Land." Always curious about others who have been in similar distant places as myself (as well as places I have yet to go). Idaho has some pretty spectacular country as well (esp. near the Teton range),... but what induced you to leave the Northland in favor of the "lower '48"? Side note of possible trivia interest. Legend has it that when those lonely French Canadian trappers entered the Teton country, and first spied those lofty, snow-capped peaks, they were reminded of something familiar and quite special back home, and so they exclaimed, "Those are some really Grand Teats!" And to this day, we call them the Grand Tetons!
  3. Please be more specific when you make such a post, that You are referring to YOUR TV SERVICE PROVIDER'S (COMCAST) On-Demand channel, and NOT WATCH TCM ON-DEMAND! You never (or rarely) make such an explicit clarification, which can be extremely confusing for many who post and seek answers here, whom automatically assume that posts about and directed to TCM, on TCM's website, about ON DEMAND movies naturally refer to TCM's WATCH TCM ON-DEMAND product (unless a poster explicitly states otherwise). It took me quite awhile to actually learn to interpret your meaning, so I can imagine how confusing it is to others which do not have Comcast as their TV Service Provider (or which do not watch TCM on Comcast's Movies On Demand channels), and are Not experiencing the same problems that you repeatedly post about! As only Comcast customers can verify the varied issues about which you post, and most of them are reporting about that on Comcast's website. I am not suggesting that you do not post about such issues here, as I believe anything related to TCM should be openly addressed in TCM's own forums. (I only wish that TCM personnel took as great an interest about what is posted here as the posters do). What I am suggesting is that you do so in a clearer, more constructive manner. For example, create a thread titled, "Problems with TCM on Comcast's On-Demand Channels" or some such more explicit title. Then direct your numerous posts into such a thread (or threads). That way, TCM board members and readers who come to the Technical Issues, Problems With forum, to address their various problems or seek answers/solutions to them, know right up front that posts inside such a thread are associated with Comcast. Does that make sense? Indeed, and for you and other Comcast customers it must be a very happy occasion, and I am happy for you as well. But (the proverbial "but") I would be giving Comcast the credit, for "listening" and maybe "responding" to your (and other's) rants that were directed explicitly to them within their own (Comcast) website, for finally bringing about such a happy occasion.... (as I seriously doubt that TCM had anything to do with it!) Please don't misunderstand me, as I (and numerous others which have been posting here for many years) would truly love to read that any poster here actually received a direct response from TCM regarding any one of our concerns! So please provide some "reply" received by you, or Comcast (or from anyone, anywhere), that TCM actually listened and responded in some way to address their woes... Create a thread about it, so we can all see and read it, i.e. "TCM's reply!" or "TCM's Response!" or "TCM Finally got back with Me!" or some such... But lacking such confirmation, then I am afraid that all of your "ranting" to TCM here (about your Comcast related issues) was about as productive as "spitting against the wind!" Trust me, I keep a supply of ready tissue handy to wipe my face after every futile TCM directed post I make here!
  4. Stephan55

    Please add SD versions ASAP.

    And the Comcast CSR answer was as ambiguously clear as mud, wasn't it. 1) A program (movie or regular broadcast) filmed (or digitally recorded) in 16:9 aspect ratio will fill a 16:9 ratio HDTV monitor (whether broadcast in HD or SD). Whereas any generally older movie, or program filmed or recorded in 4:3 aspect ratio will be pillar-boxed on a 16:9 ratio HDTV. i.e. older (pre-1953) movies, older TV shows such as Twilight Zone, I Luv Lucy, what-have-you, etc. Ideally, people should learn more about such things, and the limitations of digital technology and HDTV before they start complaining about this stuff! 2) NOT all PBS programing was filmed in widescreen, nor in HD. I am a huge fan and supporter of PBS, and have been for decades. If you catch an earlier broadcast/recording (that hasn't been re-scanned and digitized) you will see that some of them were recorded in 4:3 aspect ratio, and most were (and still are in SD). PBS has pretty well kept up with the times and the majority of their post 2009 programs have been digitally recorded in 720p HD, with a few in 1080p. For the last couple of decades almost all of their independently produced programing has been recorded in widescreen aspect ratio. So these programs play well on smaller (=/< 32" HDTVs) and fill the screen on 16:9 ratio monitors. However they will appear "letter-boxed" on 4:3 aspect ratio TVs. Of course the latest programing on the current crop of "news" channels will be (and are) recorded in widescreen (generally 16:9 ratio) format. As for definition.... if not recorded in at least 720p they are easily up-scaled from SD or down-scaled from HD, to adapt to whatever monitor viewed on. 3) Most HDTV manufacturers apparently understand the limitations of HDTV technology, and have incorporated a host of viewing "settings" to allow a 4:3 ratio movie or program to artificially "fill" the screen. (i.e. Full screen mode, Widescreen mode, Zoom mode, Pan & Scan mode, etc.) sometimes the complete picture will not actually be shown (i.e. the top or sides of the picture may appear cropped, etc.), and sometimes (i.e. Widescreen mode) the picture may appear horizontally stretched, with "fatter" characters, etc., but these are necessary consumer compromises for those who simply can't stand to watch an older program in "pillar-boxed" format. Likewise for wider screen movies that were originally produced in Panorama or CinemaScope, to be viewed without "letter-boxing" on a 16:9 ratio HDTV. In some areas the competition for TV Service Provider subscribers can be fierce (that can be a good thing for for customers, as competition generally keeps prices lower and services higher.) But the flip side is that most TV Service providers are still using older technology (i.e. copper lines built for analog, some even utilizing existing telephone lines). Very few (if any) use all fiber optic broadband, and most use a combination of old and new technology as they gradually upgrade. In my relatively rural community the "big dog" Telecommunication Provider is COX and while they have recently been upgrading to fiber optic transmission (receiver-to-node-to-customer) it's been for their high end business customers first. Residential customers are lagging far behind with COX's piecemeal "replace it only after it breaks" corporate mentality. But this still gives COX the leeway to advertise that they are using the latest technology. As they are, it's just not available for the majority of their customers (yet?) And they "overcharge" their customers, as all TV Service Providers and ISP's appear to do, while focusing on upgrading their larger (and more lucrative) metropolitan customer bases first. Still, even in my area, they do have higher ISP speeds, larger data caps, and offer more consistent product than local competitors like AT&T's U-Verse, DIRECTV and DISH, and do so without locking a customer into a two plus year contract. Who knows what Comcast's story is in this regard. Point being is that all of these companies stretch the "truth" to "keep up" with each other, hoping to maintain and grow their customer base, based upon customer misinformation and ignorance. Case in point on how ludicrous a lot of this really is... Generation (G2, G3, G4, and G5) technology which every cell phone provider spouts like something really special, right? In reality there is even less substance to it than "HD" as in HDTV. Because there really is no official standard, in either case it is all relational, meaning that something is Higher Definition when compared to an earlier, less HD technology. However when it comes to "Generational" (G) speed, etc. it is even more ambiguously nefarious. Because there is no "standard" or universal "Generation" reference point from which to make a legitimate comparison. It is all by individual company, and there are a helluva lot of them, and all use the same words with different meanings. For example When AT&T states they are employing the latest G5 technology, and have the widest and fastest G5 and G4 coverage, they are referring strictly to their own technology as compared to their previous G2 and G3 speeds and coverage etc. It is a company "generation" and one companies G2 may be as good or surpass another companies G3, and so on. Same thing with Verizon, and Sprint, etc. So consumers should be aware and beware of the fancy advertising that makes it sound like something is really fast and great. Reminds me of a neighbor that I used to have who would park his shiny Corvette in his driveway and occasionally could be seen washing and waxing it with pride. What most of us didn't realize until later is that this guy couldn't really afford a Corvette, so he purchased this full size fiberglass display shell, on a fancy frame, with real tires. It looked like a sleek and speedy Corvette from a distance, but up close and personal there wasn't anything "real" inside, not even an engine. The guy would wait until way after midnight and then push his "car" into the garage, and then pretend that he'd been on a road-trip. Lesson here is when considering a cell phone service provider, or ISP, or TV Service Provider, it really pays to do a lot of comparative shopping, that should wisely include communicating with existing customers to see if everything that is advertised actually stands up to the hype. Evidently not, as you continue to post about it. I'm going to make an assumption that all of the above is still in reference to Comcast, right? I will say this much about HBO, and Starz and Showtime... Home Box Office (HBO) is the oldest and longest continuously operating pay tv service in the United States, having been in operation since November 8, 1972. It's programming consists primarily of theatrically released motion pictures and original television series, along with made-for-cable movies and documentaries, and occasional specials. Showtime launched on July 1, 1976. And on March 7, 1978, Showtime became a nationally distributed service after it was up-linked to satellite, turning it into a competitor with HBO and other pay cable networks. Showtime's programming primarily includes theatrically released motion pictures and original television series, made-for-TV movies, and various special events. Starz (originally named Encore) launched in April 1991. It's a premium cable and satellite television channel that is currently owned by Lions Gate Entertainment. It's programming features mainly older and recent theatrically released feature films, although some of its multiplex channels also carry acquired television series. HBO and Showtime are original surviving members from the vanguard of the "pay-TV" movement. They ventured forth when "commercial" TV was "free" for the cost of a good rooftop antenna and a CRT TV. Back then, if you wanted HBO and Showtime, you had to have a giant satellite dish anchored in the back-yard. Those days are long gone, but much of the original HBO and Showtime programing still exists on analog film, in the original aspect ratios, and in Standard Definition. Some has been scanned and converted to digital and HD, but much has not. And HBO owns their original made-for-TV movies and series', so they don't have to lease them from someone else to show them. But they may not re-show their entire library of older, original stuff in anything other than the original aspect ratio, and SD. Then again, part of it may just be another Comcast issue.... I will say this Stever, if nothing else, the one certain thing that all your ranting has positively done for me, is that it has made me acutely aware of the failings of Comcast as a TV Service Provider. If I am ever in a future situation where I'm in the market for a TV Service Provider, and Comcast is on the local provider list, I will unhesitatingly cross them out. If they are the only one on that list, then I will "cord-cut" before becoming another one of their victimized customers... So for that forewarning, I am in your gratitude, and I thank you, sir!
  5. Stephan55

    Please add SD versions ASAP.

    Typically vague CSR response, open to "interpretation" (or misinterpretation) by either sender or receiver. 1) "I do see 59 titles available from TCM On Demand right now. Certainly, not all content from TCM is available On Demand." Straight forward interpretation of this is "Duh," "we" should already know that only 85-90% of the total "live" content broadcast by TCM is made available via TCM's WATCH TCM ON-DEMAND streaming. 2) "We (Comcast) provide the On Demand content (and in the format) that TCM provides to us." Is this CSR referring to "format" as the Aspect Ratio (i.e. 4:3, 16:9, etc.) to include embedded errors such as "Window-box" (aka "Match-box,") etc.? Or is the CSR referring to "format" as the Definition (i.e. SD, HD)? Or is the CSR use of the term "format" all inclusive? If so, that implies that TCM is sending the TV Service Providers On-Demand content in "formats" that could be very different from what they broadcast "live" or offer in TCM's own WATCH TCM ON-DEMAND website. To verify this, "we" (or rather you) need the in-put from other posters who are watching On-Demand movies from different TV Service Providers, to see if this is unique to Comcast customers? Or a similar shared experience with other TV Service Provider customers? My TV Service Provider (COX) doesn't appear to offer TCM in their list of On-Demand channels. So "we" (you) require additional in-put from others to confirm this one way or another. 3) "TCM also provides a different offering of On Demand titles to video providers that (than) what they offer via their Watch TCM website. " It appears as if the CSR is affirming the hypothesis that Comcast's contract with TCM does not allow Comcast to offer the same number of movies via Comcast's On-Demand service as what TCM makes available all subscribers via WATCH TCM ON-DEMAND. That likely explains the Comcast On-Demand varying numbers discrepancy. Again, need additional input from others to determine if this is a "special" Comcast thing? Or if other TV Service Provider customers share this experience? 4) "There are other classic WB films (that) are also available as (Comcast) On Demand options to rent or buy – but these WB titles are not provided by TCM On Demand." No S H I T Sherlock... Of course you can pay extra to get what you want, from sources other than TCM. That has always been the case. I avoid those additional charge "On-Demand" channel buttons like the plague. If there is something that TCM broadcasts that may not be available on WATCH TCM ON-DEMAND, and I really want to watch it, I either DVR the "live" broadcast for later replay. Or seek it out from my library (for "free"). Or check out YouTube, or some other on-line source. If it is unavailable for "free" viewing, and I simply can't live without seeing it, a Last resort is to pay for it via Amazon, or whomever. Another option that you "might" consider is checking out other TV Service Providers in your area. If Comcast can't satisfy your needs, then perhaps somebody else can? Again, just a suggestion... Take it or leave it.
  6. Steve, I don't mean to annoy you, but I caught part of MONKEY BUSINESS (1931) during my TV Providers live broadcast in SD (on both my CRT and HDTV) and aside from normal "pillar-boxing" (vertical black bars on Left and Right of picture) visible on the 16:9 HDTV, the native 4:3 ratio picture was presented as it should be (No "Postage Stamp" picture at my end). (on the 4:3 CRT the picture filled the screen). I then watched it in it's entirety via WATCH TCM ON-DEMAND with the same satisfactory result as above. Since I know that when you say ON DEMAND, that you are referring to your TV Providers On-Demand channel, and Not WATCH TCM, I strongly suggest that you direct your query to Comcast, as TCM is apparently not to fault for what you are experiencing this time (or we all would be experiencing it). Just a suggestion. But I think you already know that even when TCM is to blame for an issue (as it frequently is), they never directly respond to any of us here (or at least have yet to do so). Whereas, I believe I have read that Comcast customers sometimes do receive some kind of a response (favorable or not) from Comcast.
  7. Stephan55

    WATCH TCM not working

    The problem is still ongoing. Albeit sporadic. Have no idea what the TCM "techies" are attempting to accomplish. Aside from the recent sporadic WATCH TCM ON-DEMAND failures, I've not noticed any other obvious (post 6/20/2018) changes... (good or bad). TCM does what they do incognito, without forewarning. We generally only notice the negative post effects (after the fact), So who knows. I will not consider this issue "resolved" until I have spent at least a week or more without encountering it. Then I will still remain apprehensive, as no doubt some other (minor or major) issue will arise within a month, as has been TCM's apparent routine for going on a year now.
  8. Stephan55

    What is this all about?

    TCM...... Baaaaaad.....
  9. Stephan55

    TCM and Chrome

    Google Chrome.... Baaaaad.... Mozilla Firefox... Gooooood....
  10. Spence, these boards have a very short "time-out" period. Especially noticeable when carefully composing and typing out any post much longer than a "tweet." You can spare yourself a lot of future frustration and heartache, by adopting the practice of habitually Copying Your FINISHED POST to your Clipboard, BEFORE Submitting it! This way, if the website timed out, and didn't accept it, you can Sign-in again, and REPASTE your ENTIRE POST, without the need to remember or recompose what your original post said!
  11. It's "okay" if you do not mind a host of third-party vendor telemetry "spyware" cookies gaining access into your system, monitoring your every on-line move... Making you ever more vulnerable to a hack attack. Most "free" sites fund themselves through revenue gained via access granted to 3rd-party vendors. Some (the more "legitimate" ones) merely wish to market their wares to likely potential customers, via annoying pop-ups. Sorta-like TV commercials and newspaper/magazine adds in the "old-days." In the "old days" if you had a newspaper or magazine subscription, then the first party vendor had some (albeit rather limited) data about you. At the very least you were a tangible asset item on their value sheet. And more so, if you volunteered additional subscription info often solicited about yourself on a little mail-in card... i.e. "Do you own your own home?, or rent an apartment? Age, Educational level and Income range? Marital status?, Number and age of children?, Dependents?," etc. Similar seeming unnecessary extraneously "personal" stuff, like asked on many product registration cards. When we received our commercial Television via a rooftop antenna, or set-top "rabbit ears," the broadcasters had no personal info from it's masses of viewers and so relied upon data solicitors such as Nielsen's. If you were solicited to be a Nielsen viewer then (generally for a small token recompense, meant to "legalize" the information transaction) you "volunteered" to provide much more detailed information about yourself and your household, in addition to your TV viewing habits. The collected input of their "Nielsen families," data was broken down into various demographic categories formulated for their "ratings systems." In this way various Nielsen families were assumed to generally represent the larger segments of the TV viewing population. This data was then made available by broadcasters, so third-party "Sponsors" could better tailor their "commercials" to the more popular stations and shows, etc. based upon their individual Nielsen ratings. But we've since quickly come a very long, long way, with today's ubiquitous and readily accessible electronic devices and internet access. Our ever more personal information is a valuable commodity, and every on-line vendor (and most brick and mortar retailers) wants more and more of it. Sign-up for a "store shopping card" that must be swiped at every transaction and you are granting the seller access to your most personal purchasing habits (albeit for that particular store or chain). Same thing for your credit card vendor whenever you make a credit card transaction (on-line or not). Sign-up for "free" on-line "coupons" and you are paying for those discounts by granting vendor cookies into your device. A "cookie" was a friendly little name given to a once familiar and tasty household "treat." Like an "Easter Egg" in those old computer games with which (if you knew how to locate them, or happened to accidentally stumble upon them) you were granted access to something extra, like "special powers" or access to better tools, weapons, or treasure, etc. But today's technology has turned that once friendly term into something ranging from simply annoying to severely and dangerously malicious. But all "cookies" are invasive (to lesser and more frequently greater degrees). Like a little fine-print blip, most websites will "warn you" that by simply accessing them you are granting "them" access to your device via installation of their (and 3rd party) "cookies." They will most often offer a link to their "Privacy Policy" page, which will outline in legalese that you are voluntarily granting them (AND their 3rd Party Vendors) access to whatever information about you that their "cookies" can provide. Some "cookies" merely monitor your on-line habits, but others delve much more deeply into the innermost parts of your device. "Tracking" or Telemetry spyware "cookies" regular "phone-home" with whatever data they have accumulated, much in real-time. Some just monitor your "on-line" activity, whereas others monitor everything you do with your device, from every mouse click, and keystroke, to every opened folder and document (on-line or not). Some access everything stored in your device, from what hardware and software you have on-board, to the content of your emails, to whatever personal files and information you may have stored within. Cookies from "Legitimate" vendors are supposed to be "self-limiting," meaning their access is supposed to automatically "expire" with a "self-destruct" date after a period of time. But many will automatically renew themselves, granting perpetual access once they are on-board, and practically all automatically renew themselves with a repeat visit to any site that "hosts" them. Cookies range from (and allow potential access to) annoying adware, and Potentially Unwanted Programs (PUPs), to more deliberate Malware and viruses, to hostage and ransom ware, and even worse. Firewalls, Anti-virus and anti-malware software, and some add-on programs, etc. are available to help the average on-line visitor combat against the worst of the above. Browser settings can be adjusted to varying degrees of accessibility (and vulnerability) limiting unwanted Cookies and Tracking activity. But these sites are like internet personal information "vampires," which are repelled by the scent of "garlic" and the sight of an on-line "cross." They ask, or rather require (in many instances) that you dismantle or inactivate your defenses, so that "they" can gain access into your "home." In return "they" promise you the of joy of everlasting "life" (of the damned) for the temporal pleasure of their "on-line" company. Everlasting, because whatever information "they" have gained from you is theirs, in perpetuity, to be used or sold and reused by anyone, at anytime, for as long as you are alive, and perhaps even afterward. We have few defenses against these voracious predators, as they are evolving more rapidly than our ability to combat them. Therefore we must be ever vigilant, least we fall victim to those of their more insidious breed. It makes matters worse when we know not whom to trust or turn to, that truly has our best interest at heart, as they are as rare as hens-teeth. Many of those that say they are there defend and promote us, really desire to do so only for their own purpose and advantage. Like a coyote who will defend your hen-house against foxes, so that they may prey first upon your chickens. Microsoft and Google are among those which seek such exclusivity, assuming that among their 3rd Party vendors no foxes lie. Whenever you access TCM, you are warned that this site uses third-party cookies. Whenever you "sign-in" to TCM (assuming that you have not allowed them to "remember" you) your browser likely further warns you that this site is insecure. On top of that, TCM now requires their users to set their browser "privacy settings" to both ALLOW ALL THIRD-PARTY COOKIES AND SITE DATA, and ALLOW SITE TRACKING.... That's like Dracula saying "I bid you welcome!" "Enter of your own free will, but leave all garlands of garlic, crosses, stakes, mirrors, and holy water at the door." TCM may be seductively attractive in appearance and "inviting," but what lies beneath is a corporate vampire, desiring to "drink your milkshake dry." MooooHaaaHaaaHaaaa!!!! ..... To borrow a quote from our most illustrious "leader," "We are all much safer now." "America and the world can "sleep well tonight!"
  12. Stephan55

    WATCH TCM not working

    Win 10 & Google Chrome... two "bad" choices (IMHO), Oh and MS Edge, too! Welcome to the wonderfully frustrating world of WATCH TCM, ON-DEMAND! To repeat the oft repeated and much paraphrased quote: "You Aint Seen Nothing Yet!" This latest piece of WATCH TCM crapola was noticed and first posted about yesterday (7/11/2018) late afternoon. (See those dated posts in the following thread.) Since "it" began, it comes and goes, and repeats again (functionality wise)... You may be able to watch a movie at one moment, and then not the next. Also Noticed that the Live streams appear not to be affected, and can still look at the clips, trailer, and intro videos, even when the ON-DEMAND movies refuse to load. As is most often the case, these current woes are being innitiated by "someone" at TCM. "They" may be trying to "fix" something else, but in the process keep screwing with the ability to WATCH TCM movies ON-DEMAND! Only "they" know what they are up to and why... and, as usual, TCM isn't telling any of their subscribers about any of it! Rest assured, as invasively screwed up as Win 10, MS Edge, and Google Chrome are, what is currently happening has nothing directly to do with any of our Operating Systems, or our choice of Browsers. It is strictly TCM behaving badly, as it too often does, and only "those" at TCM know when (or if) this latest (of a long and ever growing line) of TCM inflicted problems will be "resolved." If "Patience" is a virtue, then yours will be repeatedly tested, again and again, by TCM. If shared misery offers any comfort, then you are far from alone with WATCH TCM ON-DEMAND!
  13. Stephan55

    New tcm Website?

    That "peaceful" lull is generally the calm before the next storm. With TCM, it's sorta like being in the "eye of a hurricane," and there are wave after wave of "hurricanes" when it comes to WATCH TCM ON-DEMAND! It worked okay earlier today for me as well, but after reading these last two posts, I had another queasy feeling in my gut. I just attempted to load PARTY GIRL and had the exact same experience as described by andy. I closed out Firefox, reloaded, and same thing again, no matter what movie I tried. Even after I "successfully" signed-in with my TV Service Provider I couldn't get a single movie to load. No problem with the clips or intros, Just the main feature! TCM is definitely dicking with us again! And as usual they do it with no lube. Everything here is insecure enough, and I will NOT use another browser less safe than Firefox. Stopped even troubleshooting with Google Chrome because their persistent cookies made their way into all of my other test browsers... infected all of them, even Firefox. I finally got rid of them but it was a chore, and I won't touch Google Chrome at all after that. So I cannot verify whether it "works" or not. But I can attest that Firefox currently doesn't. Who knows what shenanigans the "know-it-all" jerks are up to?... Again... I am "trusting" that "somebody" at the TCM end will eventually realize that they have again broken something that was at least "functional" and hopefully will correct it. Stuff like this generally happens when somebody from on-high tries to make some sort of "remedial" correction, to something else... Maybe they are attempting to reinstate the "Expiration Dates" on the the Films page???? That at least would be something useful. But as scsu1975 says, who knows. I will try back later. But I'm not holding my breathe with any anticipation of watching an on-line TCM movie tonight! Thanks for reporting this guys! And thanks TCM for more of the same'O, same'O.... (crapola that is)!
  14. Stephan55

    New tcm Website?

    Hi judy, Since TCM's webpage designers have removed the former convenient access to the schedule/s from your "app," perhaps you can save and bookmark these links on your device? (Copied and pasted from an earlier post in this thread) See if these links work for you. Just change the dates on the following to whatever you want to see that might be coming up. Be aware that any TCM schedule beyond the current week is subject to potential change. CST = Central Standard Time, you can change that to whatever your time zone is (EST, CST, MST, PST). Always use the Year, month, day format. For the whole month schedule always enter the first day of the month. Daily Full Weekly Monthly If the links work for you, copy and save them someplace so you can refer back to them whenever you want.
  15. That is because (hint, hint) it is the same TCM SD signal (with the same source error) being transmitted by, and received from TCM. Your TV Service Provider (Comcast) then takes that same TCM SD signal, and "up-scales" it for their "HD" channel. So what you see on Comcast's HD TCM channel, is not "true HD," but rather an "upscaled conversion" transmitted from their end, Not a "separate" HD transmission originating from TCM. To Reiterate, TCM signals are transmitted in SD 480p, regardless of whether an actual HD remaster of the movie commercially exists or not. This makes it quite easy to narrow any HD channel problems (related to TCM) as a fault by the TV Service Provider, and Not TCM.

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