SteveQL

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    HD versions missing in ON DEMAND

    I just called my cable provider whose system is down ---unreal! I, however, was ultimately able to speak with a U.S. based CSR (in Houston). I explained to her TCM ON DEMAND titles are inconsistent ---not all in both SD and HD. I gave her examples: My Fair Lady in SD only so postage stamp view on my HD TV and Foreign Correspondent in HD only so can't watch on my SD CRT TV. With her system down I could not guide her to TCM's On Demand site to show her lack of both SD and HD versions. She responded that as an agent (CSR) she cannot contact TCM and told me not all movies were filmed in HD (wide screen) blah, blah blah!!! She said she will escalate my complaint to someone else. But, I doubt she will be able to explain if she can't grasp (fully understand) the issue. I told her I am not the only customer having the problem. To sum up another waste of time!
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    HD versions missing in ON DEMAND

    Thank you. Excellent posting.
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    HD versions missing in ON DEMAND

    Thank you. RE: your preferred method/s is/are dysfunctional. My preferred method is why I pay nearly $280. per month to my cable provider. Thanks again,
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    HD versions missing in ON DEMAND

    RE: TCM has problems and/or incompetence: Unreal: Foreign Correspondent (1940) which aired last Saturday 23rd finally appeared last night in ON DEMAND but only HD Version. However, It was late and so I was in bed using my CRT SD TV and since no SD version could not watch. Wasn't about to get up and use HD TV in living room to watch. And, again no way to alert TCM of problem: http://www.tcm.com/cfu/ I give up!
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    HD versions missing in ON DEMAND

    Since TCM is useless to resolve problems http://www.tcm.com/cfu/ ----------- I just posted on my cable provider's website MY FAIR LADY HD version was inexplicably removed from ON DEMAND leaving only the SD version (postage stamp size if watched on my TV). Hopefully, they can contact TCM as they have on other TCM problems (video and audio out of sync etc.) Was worth a try. We'll see!
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    HD versions missing in ON DEMAND

    Thank you. Agree with you 100% Time Warner merged with A T & T, of course! TURNER CLASSIC MOVIES, INC. A TIME WARNER COMPANY
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    HD versions missing in ON DEMAND

    Same here when streaming on WATCH TCM. But, does not resolve ON DEMAND TCM listings to watch on TV. Thanks again for your idea. Music Man, The 1962 . 2h 31m . Musical . TV-G
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    HD versions missing in ON DEMAND

    This is reply whenever I use contact us to report TCM problem. http://www.tcm.com/cfu/
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    HD versions missing in ON DEMAND

    My Fair Lady HD version disappeared from TCM's ON DEMAND title (thus only SD version remains). So again, TCM obviously has problems. I'm sticking with watching on TV and not streaming to accommodate TCM's inadequacies.
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    HD versions missing in ON DEMAND

    RE C-151 mins, CC Music Man, The (1962) As of this PM --- a HD version is now in ON DEMAND. However, in info see in the upper left corner run time is 17 minutes (same with SD version 17 minutes). So can't be resumed. TCM obviously has problems.
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    HD versions missing in ON DEMAND

    Addendum: Just turned on TCM live and 'North By Northwest' on. I wonder if it will be butchered to SD only if even downloaded to ON DEMAND. Fortunately, I have numerous DVD (50th anniversary issues etc.) and BluRay copies.
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    HD versions missing in ON DEMAND

    Thanks for your reply. Hence, Camelot and The Music Man On DEMAND viewings best to watch on my CRT SD TV to avoid postage stamp format. However, I just turned ON DEMAND HD version of 'A Hard Day's Night' aired last night on My HD TV. Beautiful crisp wide screen picture fills entire screen edge to edge. In closing, still too many titles not available after airing. Can't help suspecting A T & T/Time Warner is calling the shots on which films to allow TCM to play. As I stated before --- end of an era! And, my cable provider already stated they are limited to content TCM sends. Thanks again,
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    HD versions missing in ON DEMAND

    End of postings since I may be the only TCM user experiencing SD only ON DEMAND . I just opened TCM On Demand and tried to play on my HD TV MY FAIR LADY. Postage stamp picture. No point calling my cable provider since last time I did they stated they can only load content TCM sends. Hence, sorry for unnecessary postings.
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    HD versions missing in ON DEMAND

    and, MY FAIR LADY in SD only.
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    HD versions missing in ON DEMAND

    Examples: 'The Fugitive" and "Santiago"
  16. Due to acquisition of Time Warner -- is apparently too early to determine if TCM will still be accessible via cable TV providers or mandated to only obtain by satellite provider. Only time will tell and I believe will be soon. I don't want satellite and/or be confined to streaming. Moreover, I read acquirer of Time Warner (thus TCM) will drop SD (standard definition) content in 2019. Thus, my CRT SD only TV will be adversely affected. As for my HD TV there appears to be more SD than HD content however TCM offers both However, that is via cable service. Thank you for any input. SteveQL
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    TCM via cable vs satellite providers

    Of interest "Black Book, The (1949) that aired at 3:30 am last Friday is now in ON DEMAND. Studio is Eagle Lion (which I believe succeeded poverty row PRC pictures). I doubt A T & T Time Warner could care that TCM added to on demand after airing. Not A Warner film! But, no Foreign Correspondent (1940), Man Who Came to Dinner, The (1942), Graduate, The (1967), etc 'll start setting my alarm clock: 5:45 AM She Wore a Yellow Ribbon (1949)
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    TCM via cable vs satellite providers

    Thank you for input. So I'd need one for my HD TV and another for my SD TV. That should easily put my monthly cable bill over $300.00 . https://www.lifewire.com/cost-of-dvr-types-1130733 I have DVDs and BluRays of nearly all of my favorite movies. Too much of a hassle to no longer be able to watch On DEMAND TCM movies at my convenience. I was able to watch ON DEMAND SD version on my SD CTR TV (in another room) and HD version on HD TV when I chose to do so. It was a true joy to watch on demand moves until the loss I presume due to A T & T/Warner deal. Thanks again. I doubt many others care.
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    TCM via cable vs satellite providers

    Fourth day of TCM movies, after airing, not being available in ON DEMAND. I observed majority not on On DEMAND are Warner Brothers films. Thus, I must either dedicate time to watch when initially broadcast, often at 3:00 AM, or forgo. I called my cable provider CSR (in the Philippines) who dd not understand my concern. When she finally began to grasp my complaint she tried to get me to upgrade to X1 box with DVR. Thus, I surrender but not to Direct TV and streaming but to no more TCM.
  20. "Young Doctors" and on air now "Stage Struck" not in wide screen ---sides cut off. Moreover, another issue Foreign Correspondent not even On Demand since its airing. I' m not referring to streaming but to list of On Demand titles to watch on my cable TV. Foreign Correspondent is Criterion (Film Struck) version on demand STREAMING only. Thus, it appears if I don't watch title when initially aired in early AM or late PM I get no second chance. Or must stream to my small 15" computer screen which I won't Fed up!
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    TCM via cable vs satellite providers

    In addition to almost daily mailings from A T & T pushing Direct TV (satellite) received this annoying e-mail today. RE: AT&T companies share your information with each other. With our merger, WarnerMedia is now included. I presume this means sharing my TCM usage etc. Hello, WarnerMedia (formerly Time Warner) has joined our family! The AT&T companies share your information with each other. With our merger, WarnerMedia is now included. This will mean great deals, relevant offers and new ways for you to enjoy premium content from Turner, HBO and Warner Bros. Your privacy comes first, as always. Please read more at att.com/PrivacyUpdate. Thanks for choosing us, AT&T RE: Thanks for choosing us, my cel phone and land line service is A T & T. That will soon change!
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    TCM via cable vs satellite providers

    Thank you for your input. My concern remains will Comcast (cable service) drop TCM (Turner Classic Movies)? A T & T /Time Warner (I think new name is WarnerMedia) could cause this to transpire by jacking up TCM carriage costs to Comcast. Thus Comcast would be forced to either drop TCM or hike carriage prices to subscribers. I hope not. Thanks again for your reply.
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    TCM via cable vs satellite providers

    At bottom of TCM pages: (see below): TM & © 2017 TURNER CLASSIC MOVIES, INC. A TIME WARNER COMPANY. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.
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    My Favorite Brunette print

    Thanks. My apology for being confused. However, TCM no doubt has a good print: http://www.tcm.com/mediaroom/video/1091476/Bulldog-Drummond-At-Bay-Movie-Clip-I-Hope-I-Didn-t-Burn-You.html
  25. 'My Favorite Brunette' 1947 which aired this morning 5/29/18 was unwatchable --- washed out and dark print in both HD and SD. I had it on both TVs. But, half way through converted to watchable clear print. However, at end of movie and this is bizarre ------- Columbia emblem appeared (was originally released by Paramount) and under emblem a Coca-Cola banner(yes, the beverage). I researched and discovered movie went into public domain years ago and countless prints have been generated. Many denoted as poor quality. Has not appeared yet on TCM On Demand. Thus, I hope if it does won't be the same print aired today. Any, others watch or try to? Thank you, SteveQ

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