SteveQL

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    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!

     


  2. 12 hours ago, Stephan55 said:

    Just loaded the movie from WATCH TCM ON-DEMAND.
    The run time monitor at the bottom of the picture has it at 2.34.45 hr (154.45 min)
    It was broadcast last night so the time difference is due to the inclusion of Alicia Malone's intro and outro.

    If you can watch TCM on a portable PC, it's easy to view the picture on your larger TV screen, assuming you have an HDMI port on the computer and an HDMI input on your TV (most of today's PCs and HDTVs do) and of course you need an HDMI cable that can reach from one to the other.
    There are other ways to do same without the cable, via WiFi, but I prefer the security of a relatively closed system. 

    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


  3. 12 hours ago, Stephan55 said:

    That is the understatement of the day! :rolleyes:;)

    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.


  4. 3 hours ago, SteveQL said:

    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,

    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.


  5. 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,


  6. 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.

     


  7. I am a  TCM cable user who relies on ON DEMAND to watch movies when I wish after airing .  TCM has drastically reduced titles in On Demand which is bad enough.   But, now I observed among the few titles that have been added in the last day or two are only available in SD version not also in HD version. 

    Perhaps it is my cable provider at fault.  Any others aware of this?


  8. 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)

     


  9. 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.

     

     

     

     


  10. 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.

     


  11. "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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  12. 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!


  13. 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. 

     

     


  14. 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


  15.  

    I was commenting on Bulldog Drummond at Bay (1937) not The Return of Bulldog Drummond (1934)

    Bulldog Drummond at Bay (1937) aired this morning completely washed out  nearly pure white.  I don't know if in public domain.  I immediately switched to other channels and all perfect.  I have no idea why such a deplorable print.  I wonder if TCM has a choice of prints.

    Anyone else watch or attempt to?

    I doubt it will be uploaded to On Demand.

    SteveQ


  16. Bulldog Drummond at Bay (1937) aired this morning completely washed out  nearly pure white.  I don't know if in public domain.  I immediately switched to other channels and all perfect.  I have no idea why such a deplorable print.  I wonder if TCM has a choice of prints.

    Anyone else watch or attempt to?

    I doubt it will be uploaded to On Demand.

    SteveQ

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