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  1. Sadly, wrong aspect showings of TCM's library of films is an ongoing issue with many films made available via WatchTCM. I rarely have time to sit down to watch a film as it shows live on TCM such that much of my viewing is via WatchTCM on my computer mirrored to my TV. I can only assume the broadcast versions are also in the wrong aspect ratio, tho other subscribers might know differently. Sadly, many of the 1930s, 40s and 50s B-movies and some A-movies are being streamed in the wrong - albeit only slightly yet still annoyingly noticeable - aspect ratio. As an example, Bad Boy (1949) is a 1
  2. Hi, Does anyone know why the TCM version of It's a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World (1963) has a running time of 159 minutes while the DVD version is 161 minutes. Just curious as TCM is generally pretty good about running the uncut version of either the theatrical release version of the movies (if the prints survive). Thanks
  3. Like others, I'm completely flabbergasted that TCM failed to make a TCM Remembers tribute, not even mentioning her passing on the website. To show her movies, including her Academy Award-winning performance in The Last Picture Show, but not issue a tribute seems somehow rather callous. Sadly, today's TCM is not the TCM of old.
  4. I noticed the same thing. I missed the first few minutes of the beginning, but was confused as to what was happening, so I waited and opened up WatchTCM to re-watch from the beginning. I was vexed to see that the episode was Chapter 11-Thundering Herd rather than Chapter 10-The Circle of Doom. TCM is dropping the ball more and more often. I, like the rest of us, pay for TCM service and expect to be served to the best of their ability. Lately, there has been a marked decline in the quality of service; it's like a bunch of morons are making decisions and the daily ops are getting really slo
  5. I (and I imagine at least a few additional users) thank you for your sharing of the elixir of viewing life :-)
  6. Absolutely agree. But if you or I were paying for broadcast rights that did not include a 7-day streaming period; would either of us choose to air that film in a 2 - 6 am timeslot on a weekday, or even a weekend? The TCM library represents sunk cost; non-library films represent variable costs where I'd do my best to maximize viewership, which means yielding up a coveted time slot, particularly if the film will only air once over the coming 12 months. Then again, my bean-counter instincts are clearly not the greatest given that I probably couldn't find a way to pay less than 750 USD in Federal
  7. hmm...if you have the November and December schedule,s would it be asking too much to attach them here (or better yet, create a new thread and attachment them) so that the out-of-luck users can become in-luck users?
  8. Umm...you mean remember back to yesterday? How often has Hamlet been on at 2am, 6:30am, etc. or these wonderful films directed by women that are being showcased Tuesday nights/Wednesday mornings. It really should be a TCM priority for any film that hasn't shown before, hasn't shown in the last year, or is a rarity/oddity/one-time event aired outside Primetime to be made available on WatchTCM. I watched the latest installment of Women Make Film last night and the Hosted Intros guest Kirsten Johnson's film Cameraperson (2016) WASN'T made available on WatchTCM. I checked this morning and was in
  9. NOTE: Please remember to VOTE via the first post (HEART=Like the NEW version, SAD=like the OLD version)
  10. Another Daily Schedule loss with the new format (and never previously available on Weekly or Monthly Schedules) is the indicator/link to the movies that are available via WatchTCM. It seems that the folks that run TCM haven't figured out that cord-cutters (and users of Netflix, A-Prime, Hulu, etc.) are increasingly looking for flexible viewing options that do not require setting up a DVR to catch a show one can't catch during broadcast. Often, TCM is showing the movies I want to catch in late night/early morning time-slots, while weekends are constant repeats of popular movies I've seen count
  11. Not one to roll over on changes that don't improve my experience, but also interested to know if they do improve the experience of the majority of other users, I created a "VOTING" post so that we can tally our overall LIKE/DISLIKE for the new Schedules/TCMDB format changes. The link is below:
  12. As a way of communicating more directly to TCM management our overall like/dislike of the changes: If you LIKE the NEW Schedules/TCMDB Layouts, then "HEART" this Post. If you like the OLD Schedules/TCMDB Layouts, then "SAD" this post. NOTE: Since I can't vote on my own post, add +1 to the SAD count. Please only "HEART" or "SAD" this post. Also, as advised, it would be helpful to add a comment of "VOTED" to keep this thread active and likely to be seen by other users to get their vote. Thanks!
  13. Wow, the revised Daily and Monthly Schedules are supposed to be an improvement? TCM,you've somehow taken pages that were sublime in their ease of use, density of info presented, clarity of layout and links for reading/searching for info and printability/save-ability (I save PDF versions of each since the monthly schedule didn't include the header for the daily scheduling theme (ie. 30 Years of ADA) and changed them such that not one of those attributes remain. I know the world is driven by the incessant need for change, but in what world does a company change so much that works by replacing i
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