SteveQL

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  1. SteveQL

    Foreign Correspondent

    As of this morning ---- no new titles have been added to TCM ON DEMAND FREE for viewing on TV (not for streaming)! All titles state NEW but they are not. Anyone else experiencing this? Thank you,
  2. CC of Sent to CONTACT US: When will: Foreign Correspondent (1940) aired yesterday (11/6) be available in TCM ON DEMAND FREE for viewing on TV (not for streaming)? Also The Big Shakedown, (1934) aired Monday 11/5) has still not been downloaded to ON DEMAND so I can watch due to was impossible to watch original airing at 12:30 AM. Thank you in advance for a prompt reply, SteveQL
  3. SteveQL

    On Demand Titles decreased

    Thank you, Very interesting.
  4. SteveQL

    On Demand Titles decreased

    I have Comcast (Xfinity). Just a couple of new titles added (three Joel McCrea westerns). But the rest ---------- numerous Bowery Boys titles which have been there for days. It appears I must watch titles when aired (but can't always be here) or not see at all due to may not added to On Demand. Example again: The Big Shakedown. The Big Shakedown which aired at 12:30 AM. Is not in On Demand as I feared. Thus, I entered it in SEARCH and it is there for $3.99 - $9.99.
  5. SteveQL

    On Demand Titles decreased

    RE: I counted 78 films available on demand. I presume you mean streaming on Watch TCM ---- not On Demand (FREE) downloads for TV after airing? Thanks
  6. SteveQL

    On Demand Titles decreased

    Not on mine which is Xfinity (Comcast).
  7. SteveQL

    On Demand Titles decreased

    RE: The Big Shakedown which aired at 12:30 AM. Is not in On Demand as I feared. Thus, I entered it in SEARCH and it is there for $3.99 - $9.99.
  8. Patterns (1956) and The Hunted (1948) both aired Saturday are in On Demand but only HD versions. No SD versions! I advised TCM of this in its Contact US box. No reply! Even though if both titles were, as is typical for a two full weeks now, in postage stamp embedded in letterbox ------ as difficult to watch ----- better than nothing. I won't stream titles on my 15" computer screen----------- I want to watch on my 32" SD 4:3 TV. SteveQL
  9. Since this Monday (10/8) TCM (Turner Classic Movies) SD titles IN ON DEMAND are squeezed to postage stamp embedded in middle of letterbox after intro. Thus, SD movies do not open to full screen. Senseless to watch. Thus, could not watch “Lady from Shanghai” and other SD titles on my SD 4:3 only TV! This occurred a few months ago and was ultimately fixed. THIS IS NOT OCCURRING WITH SD TITLES ON ANY OTHER ON DEMAND CHANNELS. ONLY TCM! Any others have same problem? Thank you, SteveQL
  10. Thank you for your input. This same SD 4:3 On Demand titles problem occurred in July and was resolved. I think SD videos were re-encoded. Very frustrating!
  11. A classic rarity Old Dark House, The (1932) on TCM now. If your cable provider provides SD On Demand version that will open in full screen (not postage stamp from within letter box) please advise. Thanks, SteveQL
  12. RE: I apologize - I looked at it again today and it is still letterboxed. I must have been dreaming last night. Sorry to get everyone's hopes up. If your cable provider does resolve with TCM please post Thank you, SteveQL
  13. It is pure and simple a TCM problem. I've (and am tired of doing) downloaded numerous SD (old pre wide screen era movies --mostly B movies from channels other than TCM. And each and every one fills entire 4:3 screen. But that does not solve my problem with TCM titles impossible to watch. I've notified my provider who I pay plenty every month for TCM. I reported to TCM and of course no reply. So fed up. Direct TV may be the only solution! SteveQL
  14. In ON DEMAND the movie "HARPER" is only available in HD so I can't watch on my SD TV. Please add SD version ASAP. And, I just now tried to watch "FOOTSTEPS IN THE DARK". It too is in HD only. So, again, I can't watch on my SD TV. When will this be corrected? All titles in ON DEMAND have historically been in both SD and HD versions. I sent same to CONTACT US which never responds. Will TCM resolve or should I contact by Cable provider? Thank you,
  15. SD versions of Diplomaniacs (1933) Monkey Business (1931) and other titles over the past two days IN ON DEMAND are squeezed to postage stamp embedded in middle of letterbox after intro. Thus, SD movies do not open to full screen. Senseless to watch. Will this be or not be resolved and if so when? SteveQL
  16. For those who might care! Discovered today 7/17: 'Monkey Business (1931)' HD version has FINALLY been added to TCM ON DEMAND. So both SD and HD versions as with other titles. Opens to full screen of course with black borders on both sides since 4:3. Ranting to my provider may have paid off. What a great surprise!
  17. SteveQL

    Please add SD versions ASAP.

    JUST ONE OF HUNDREDS OF POSTS RE HD CONTENT Lack of HD Premium channel content I hear all this talk of 4k rolling out yet the premium channels are not all in HD. Directv and Dish have ALL THEIR PREMIUMS IN HD! Why is the HOme shopping network and the food channel in HD yet PAID PREMIUM SUBSCRIPTION channels are not? HBO East is not in HD. (all the live events/shows ex Game of Thrones airs on HBO East before it airs on HBO West) I don't want to wait 3 hours to watch my favorite TV show in HD. The same goes for all the other providers! This is 2017! Only 4 out of 12 HBO Channels are in HD. (HBO go does not stream live content so don't try to tell me to authenticate via the APP) Only 1 out of 7 Starz Channels is in HD.... (Starz does not even Xfinity as a listed provider for authentication!) Only 1 out of Showtime Channels in HD Only 1 out of 4 Cinemax Channels in HD
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    Please add SD versions ASAP.

    I'm not wasting anymore of my time or yours on this matter. I simply asked Comcast EMPLOYEE if TCM versions offered in HD and/or SD is due to TCM or Comcast. He posted on Comcast's forum under topic ON DEMAND. Why? Because other Comcast customers also asked. They also inquired why Comcast has only one HBO HD channel ---------- the rest are SD. Why do they complain? I presume because SD versions don't fill their HD screens. All PBS channels do as do all news channels: MSNBC, CNN, Fox News etc. Aforementioned channels also have SD versions. If they did not have HD versions I can easily predict what would happen to Comcast's subscribers base i.e. CUSTOMERS. As for the films I have all on DVD and Blu-ray and even many on VCR tapes. Too many! End of matter for good.
  19. SteveQL

    Please add SD versions ASAP.

    TODAY FROM MY PROVIDER CSR EMPLOYEE (also posted on website) Apologies for the delay in responding. I do see 59 titles available from TCM On Demand right now. Certainly, not all content from TCM is available On Demand. We provide the On Demand content (and in the format) that TCM provides to us. TCM also provides a different offering of On Demand titles to video providers that what they offer via their Watch TCM website. http://www.tcm.com/watchtcm/films/?ecid=subnavmoviesondemand There are other classic WB films are also available as On Demand options to rent or buy – but these WB titles are not provided by TCM On Demand. The provider of the content is clearly labeled on each title screen. Apologies for any confusion we may have caused.
  20. MONKEY  BUSINESS (1931) aired Wednesday July 11 but STILL only SD version is in ON DEMAND UNTIL JULY 18.  I just tried again  to watch but impossible due to too small (postage stamp) 

    PLEASE DOWNLOAD THE HD VERSION.

  21. SteveQL

    Please add SD versions ASAP.

    Sorry for my apparent simplistic bizarre scenario. I don't care if its TCM or Comcast, or theories why titles on TCM's ON DEMAND are either SD and HD or merely only SD and not HD and vice-versa. Check the list of titles for yourself. Some in HD or SD only makes no sense TO ME. In closing, and in comparison to TCM merely go to Premium channels: HBO ON Demand , Showtime ON Demand, Starz and MAX and you will see each title offered in SD and HD versions. Please don't waste your valuable time protracting this bizarre scenario of which I sincerely apologize. END OF MATTER! SteveQL
  22. SteveQL

    Please add SD versions ASAP.

    RE: If your CRT doesn't have A/V inputs, Yikes!
  23. SteveQL

    Please add SD versions ASAP.

    MONKEY BUSINESS (1931) aired Wednesday July 11 but STILL only SD version is in ON DEMAND UNTIL JULY 18. I just tried to watch but impossible due to too small (postage stamp) PLEASE DOWNLOAD THE HD VERSION. IF NOT, WHY NOT?

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