SteveQL

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  1. '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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  2. 2 hours ago, Stephan55 said:

    So there likely wouldn't be any noticeable difference anyway when viewing them from an HD channel, and especially not unless one is also viewing them on a HD TV set or monitor.

    You stated it well!  Just switched TCM TEA AND SYMPATHY FROM HD to SD on my HD TV and, of course, tiny picture due to letter boxed.   A few hours ago TCM played some early 50's films so could watch in either HD or SD and picture appeared the same.

    Thanks again,

    SteveQL

     

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  3. Thanks again.  However, if a TCM movie is played in SD on my HD TV --- picture is too small (letterbox) if was produced in pre- wide screen era (typically pre 1954).  If I try to use TV's aspect setting to enlarge  then picture overflows screen.  My cable provider has few full HD versions of movies even though I pay a fortune for services (TV and internet). Thus,  a problem except on my second TV being SD  (not wide screen).  SD programs fill screen and if letterbox  then has black bar at top and bottom.

    Thanks again,

     

    SteveQL

     

     

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  4. Thank you.  Freezing problem was only on HD version of films.  On my other non HD SD TV picture did not freeze.   Had both TVS on to compare.  No problem, so far, this morning (3/7) on HD TCM broadcast.  But, again problem was only on TCM (HD) not on any other channels.

    Not going to call my cable provider unless problem reoccurs. Is always a hassle dealing with my provider.

    Thanks again,

    SteveQL

     

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  5. Tonight (Tues March 6) while watching THE COBWEB and then LILITH picture would freeze for a couple of seconds.  Switched to other channels and did not experience same problem.  So only on TCM.  I will contact my cable provider if it reoccurs.   But, if any others have same problem please advise.

    Thank you,

    Steve QL

     

     

     

     


  6. Due to On Demand  "Action in Arabia" incomplete which I posted earlier I therefore started watching "Berlin Express" ON DEMAND.  Was in sync for first twenty or so minutes then wildly jumped out of sync.  Never experienced this before once into a movie. Thus  I give up!  So no more On Demand movies until either TCM or my provider corrects.

    I'd appreciate being advised if others experience same problem.

    Thank you.

    Sincerely,

    Steve QL

     

     

     

     


  7. Maybe it's just me. But, "The Big Sleep" playing now is a dark  bad resolution print.  My HD TV channel is 789 and SD 501.  Just turned on my (rare) CRT TV and same washed out print on 501. Am I the only one experiencing this?  I'll check out the Little Foxes next up.

    Thank you,

    Steve QL

     

     

     


  8. Today 9/2 8:50 am PST I just called 800-826-1002 and told her (Donna) I did not receive my Now Playing. She asked for my zip code and last name and she correctly pulled up my first name.  She said they were sent and MUST  be in my spam folder. I told her it is not.  I asked her what e-mail address she sent it to. She said she does not have that info.  Told me me to register again which I have done numerous times.

     

    I give up --not worth it.

     

    Steven

     

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  9. I've received two email editions of Now Playing, for July and August.

     

    I don't know, however, whether I've received a refund, as I don't usually look at our credit card bill; my wife takes care of it.

     

    Thank you.  Checked my spam and nothing re Now Playing.   Was there a subject heading such as Now Playing?   Received no credit card refund as of yet. But, I'm more concerned with Now Playing e-mail for September.    July and August were hard copies so a e-mailed copies for those two months not a concern. 

     

    Thank you,

     

    SteveQL


  10. Have not received refund for unexpired Now Playing subscription.  Was to be issued beginning in July.  Nor have I received e-mail version for September.

     

    From Now Playing site:

     

    It has been our honor and pleasure to produce this magazine for you, and we thank you for your loyalty to Now Playing guide over the past two decades. The final printed issue of Now Playing will be August 2017, and you will receive a pro-rated refund based on the remaining balance of your subscription beginning in July.

    It is time to deliver you a new version of Now Playing straight to your email!

     

    Has anyone received any of the above?

     

    Thank you,

    SteveQL

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