Creator of The Wire explains why you might not like it in HD

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Like super-sizing and smartphones, there can be a tendency in the consumer industry to assume bigger is better. The same is true of filmed content, where the resolution arms-race has seen TV manufacturers and movie producers push each other up through 720p, 1080p, and 4K resolutions in a relatively short matter of time. But with greatest-of-all-time TV series The Wire set to make its re-mastered, HD debut in the near future, it’s worth remembering that not all filmed material is ready for the high-def treatment, as show-creator David Simon explains on his blog.

Simon says that while HBO executives were keen to move the show over to an HD, 16:9 ratio for the third season, he didn’t want to break with the “visual template” of the first…

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