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swac

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  1. Unfortunately, the online TCM On-Demand feature isn't available to folks in Canada, but I have lots of DVDs and blu-rays to tide me over. Sadly, I had to just delete any of the TCM programs I had on my DVR from the past week. If I could get Filmstruck in Canada, I'd subscribe to that in a heartbeat. A technician from Eastlink Cable came to my house this afternoon, and was able to tell me (as opposed to the customer support people who bent over backwards to avoid admitting there was a problem) that the signal they are receiving for a number of channels was compromised in this way, and it jus
  2. Thanks for the reply Stephan! (I'm a Stephen, perhaps we're doppelgangers) I checked out what my cable provider offers for TCM ON-DEMAND, and there was two pages of titles, of which there was one movie I hadn't seen, so not the greatest selection (it was also quite the labyrinth to get to the TCM menu, as it was buried deep in the "TV" sub-menu). I don't think the formatting problem lies in the original video source, since a) it looks fine in HD (which I have at work, but not at home) and b) the problem occurred 17 minutes into a broadcast of Calamity Jane, which filled the screen to
  3. Just wondering if anyone else in Canada has had the SD signal for TCM rendered unwatchable by reformatting that now stretches the image to the sides of my 16X9 TV. The change happened at 10 a.m. ET last Thursday, 17 minutes into Calamity Jane (my DVR caught the exact moment the 1953 film went from regular square Academy ratio to a horizontally stretched "windowboxed" picture that squeezes the image from top to bottom. I live in Halifax, Nova Scotia, and my cable provider Eastlink noted the problem when I phoned them, but told me the issue was present in the signal they were receiving by sat
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