Author Topic: Can I trust the HD flag?  (Read 1597 times)

Offline CapnStoobie

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Can I trust the HD flag?
« on: October 20, 2008, 10:09:32 AM »
Just wondering...when a movie is shown on both the SD and HD channels, does the absence of the HD flag on the HD channel definitely mean it is not shown in HD?

For instance, United 93 is being aired on Oct 24 on Ch.10, on both the SD and HD channels.  The HD listing does not have HD flag.  If that is actually the case then I would rather record the SD programme and save on disc space, but I don't want to risk missing out on a HD broadcast if it's just the flag that is wrong.


Offline Mitch IceGuide

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Re: Can I trust the HD flag?
« Reply #1 on: October 20, 2008, 10:47:43 PM »
Hi. Yes, you can trust the HD flag (or lack of). Unless a program is true HD, the version on the 'HD' Channel is just up-converted HD (or some such techincal jargon). Like sticking mono audio through two speakers and claiming it's now stereo. So, if I were you, I'd just record the SD version of that movie. Save your space.


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