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Are all films shown on TCM from a 1080p HD source?


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When lower-resolution sources are used, another factor that affects how movies look in HD is the quality of the "upscaling" that is done to convert the presentation to 1080i for television.

 

I've seen several movies on TCM that look like they were taken from DVD-quality sources (480 resolution) and then poorly up-converted, which produces a blurry image that is worse than if you were watching the film on a standard DVD player.

 

Thankfully most of the films that are now being added to the libraries that TCM draws from are coming from much better sources and the images typically are getting better and better.  The move to 4k+ resolution masters for new films and restorations has taken quality to an even higher level for digital archiving.

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