Sure, HBO is re-airing ‘The Wire’ and this time it is in excessive-definition

Yes, HBO is re-airing 'The Wire' and this time it's in high-definition

A few of us have been ready for this for years (*cough*, Ben), and now HBO has confirmed it: The Wire is being remastered and might be rebroadcast in excessive definition. Information of the collection’ return to tv popped up in a promo captured by Arthur Gies, and HBOWatch discovered some listings within the TV Information for it. We contacted HBO and confirmed the story, nevertheless the community says that regardless of an preliminary goal to air them in September, “we’re nonetheless reviewing the episodes for high quality assurance so the timing has shifted.”

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Probably complicating the difficulty is the query of shifting the collection from the 4×3 facet ratio it aired in to widescreen 16×9. In a 2007 interview with CreativeCow, the present’s DP Dave Insley stated the present was framed in 16×9 from the beginning for future-proofing (like Seinfeld), however that collection creator David Simon “thinks that 4×3 feels extra like actual life and actual tv and never like a film.” Meaning points just like the current The Simpsons marathon — the place zooming and cropping older episodes ruined some previous sight gags — should not be a problem, however nobody is aware of precisely how the present will look but (there’s a widescreen switch in SD presently out there on Amazon Prime). Different exhibits, like Twilight Zone, Twin Peaks and Star Trek: The Subsequent Era have been remastered in HD and stayed 4×3, so leaving it as-is may be an choice.

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