TNT HD is criticized for its practice of airing a significant amount of 4:3 standard definition content stretched to 16:9 through a nonlinear process similar to the "panorama" setting on many HDTVs that some viewers have nicknamed Stretch-o-Vision. The nonlinear stretching process leaves objects in the center of the screen with approximately their original aspect ratio; objects at the left and right edges are distorted. In addition to true HD content at 16:9, TNT HD also airs unstretched upconverted standard definition content in its original aspect ratio. Also almost all providers charge extra for HD packeges that includes TNT HD , but the programing is simulcast from the original TNT , so the programing suffers of many commercial interruptions. Also movies are edited for content(curse language and nudity).
Below a list of some of the movies TNT HD provides in a widescreen (non stretch-o-vision) format and airs frequently. Movies will be noted if they were aired in their original aspect ratio.
- The Grudge (provided in OAR)
- Jerry Maguire (provided in OAR)
- The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring
- The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers
- The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King
- Titanic (provided in OAR)
- Forrest Gump