HBO will re-air ‘The Wire’ in HD starting December 26th


Fans of HBO’s ‘The Wire’ finally have a date for when the series will return to TV: December 26th.

The day after Christmas a remastered HD cut of the show will be available in its entirety on HBO Go, and start airing (at the pace of one season per day) on HBO Signature. It’s been said that series creator David Simon preferred the look of 4×3 aspect ratio, so how will the show look in widescreen HD? According to HBO, the process has been achieved by rescanning over 8,000 reels of original negatives, with extensive work to make sure it retains the feel of the original broadcast. If you’re convinced, you can buy the series as a bundle or per season on the usual download sites (Amazon, iTunes, Google Play, Xbox Video and Vudu) starting January 5th, while a Blu-ray release is due next summer.

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