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#1 of 36 OFFLINE   Gary_E

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Posted February 17 2002 - 05:01 PM

I was pissed that ABC screwed up Thunderball last night but man did they make it up with Raiders Of The Lost Ark tonight.



WOW!!!!



Here's hoping the eventual DVD is from the same source as this transfer. It's fantastic.



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#2 of 36 OFFLINE   Paul Jenkins

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Posted February 17 2002 - 05:05 PM

yep, this looks and sounds incredible in Dallas. 5.1 sound, shaking my theater! great picture. a bit dark, but I think the movie is that way in parts. amazing...!
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#3 of 36 OFFLINE   Dave Scarpa

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Posted February 17 2002 - 05:39 PM

Lucas is rubbing our face in it alright. A Newly remastered Raiders of the Lost Ark inHi Def no less (Of course improperly shown inthe wrong OAR) full of lovely Commercials which spreads this classic into 3 Hours ! I'll wait thank you till I can see it in all its Anamorphic Glory on My Mits. Till then (extends Middle Finger) this is for you Lucas.
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#4 of 36 OFFLINE   David Von Pein

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Posted February 17 2002 - 05:44 PM

Heck.....You didn't expect NO COMMERCIALS did you??Posted Image

#5 of 36 OFFLINE   David Von Pein

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Posted February 17 2002 - 05:48 PM

I don't see how anybody can stand to watch just about anything off of commercial TV anymore!! It's agony! All the damned ads! I'd rather have several root canals performed!!



See....Look how spoiled all these great DVD's have made us!! Posted Image

#6 of 36 OFFLINE   David Von Pein

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Posted February 17 2002 - 05:50 PM

I'm looking right now at the ABC airing of Raiders. What is this ratio? .... Looks to me about like 1.34:1! Virtually NO letterbox effect on my screen!

#7 of 36 OFFLINE   David Von Pein

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Posted February 17 2002 - 05:52 PM

Nope, I stand corrected! It's just regular full-screen (1.33:1). No widescreen at all.

#8 of 36 OFFLINE   Frank

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Posted February 17 2002 - 06:02 PM

I'm watching it right now in the correct aspect ratio of 2.39:1 with a great sounding DD5.1 soundtrack and the picture quality is much better then the best superbit DVD.
All presentations should be in the original theatrical aspect ratio and the viewer should have a zoom button if he must have his screen filled.

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#9 of 36 OFFLINE   CRyan

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Posted February 17 2002 - 06:03 PM

David, are you looking at the HD channel or the SD? C. Ryan

#10 of 36 OFFLINE   Steve Tannehill

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Posted February 17 2002 - 06:06 PM

And unlike Thunderball, it's OAR: 2.35x1 widescreen. The 5.1 mix is good...the .1 especially! And the picture has not looked this good on video--ever. - Steve

#11 of 36 OFFLINE   Dave Scarpa

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Posted February 17 2002 - 06:09 PM

Actually my mistake ABC is maintaining OAR, Good for them, bad for us.
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#12 of 36 OFFLINE   David Von Pein

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Posted February 17 2002 - 06:18 PM

I don't understand! Shouldn't I be seeing black bars for ROTLA, even on a 4:3 TV?

#13 of 36 OFFLINE   Michael St. Clair

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Posted February 17 2002 - 06:41 PM

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I don't understand! Shouldn't I be seeing black bars for ROTLA, even on a 4:3 TV?

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Only if you are watching the HD broadcast.



It looks very good, even downconverted to 520p via the DTC-100. Wish I had a 720p set.



Commercials suck.



Here is hoping to a CRANKED bitrate on the DVD (let's say put all extras on Disc 2), which I continue to predict for a 2002 release.

#14 of 36 OFFLINE   Ugo Scarlata

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Posted February 17 2002 - 06:47 PM

These commercials are driving me crazy! It's been a while since I last watched a film on network TV... I guess I'm not used to it anymore. It feels like we're watching a 3-hour infomercial for "Dinotopia", interrupted by brief snippets of Indy in glorious High Def.



Having said that, the 720p picture and 5.1 mix are indeed spectacular! The picture seems a little too dark to me as well... I attended a screening of the 70mm blowup only a few months ago, so I think I remember what it should look like.



EDIT: Argh! ABC has ruined the credits! No closing Raiders March in 5.1. Posted Image



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#15 of 36 OFFLINE   Joe McCabe

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Posted February 17 2002 - 07:06 PM

This is killing me!!!! My theater was supposed to be finished this past week, but the carpet got delayed. So, I don't have my components hooked up yet, except for my Toshiba DST3000 to an in attic antenna. (I just had to try it out.) As a result, I can see the HD channels, but I have no sound. MY GOD!!!! Raiders looks amazing!!!!! HDTV on my TW65H80 is a Godsend!! I am still astounded that a simple antenna is responsible for this level of reception. It just doesn't seem possible, but I'm glad it is.

#16 of 36 OFFLINE   Bill_Mis

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Posted February 17 2002 - 07:35 PM

Here in Indianapolis the movie was riddled with dropouts to the tune of about two dozen. The picture was good, but like all ABC showings in High Def, there is a choppiness to the picture when things move across the screen, but the resolution was great. Any other Indy watchers experience the same problems?

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Posted February 17 2002 - 07:41 PM

Glad it wasn't just me Bill, I'm in Carmel and thought it was my reception. I usually only get about a 76 signal strength on ABC. The dropouts were annoying but significantly better than during Thunderball last night, I lost entire scens of dialog! Heres to doing better for Temple of Doom tomorrow night.

#18 of 36 OFFLINE   Steve Tannehill

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Posted February 17 2002 - 07:47 PM

I had one dropout in the Dallas area. Not bad. The commercials were a bit much, and I quickly tired of the Dinotopia spots. But the altar sequence in HD and DD5.1 was worth the wait. To quote Belloq, "It's beautiful!" - Steve

#19 of 36 OFFLINE   Adam Lenhardt

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Posted February 17 2002 - 08:09 PM

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I'll wait thank you till I can see it in all its Anamorphic Glory on My Mits. Till then (extends Middle Finger) this is for you Lucas.

[quote]What? Did you really expect a widescreen SD broadcast on network television? Besides, Speilberg's the one who puts pan & scan DVDs out of his movies, not Lucas (Episode I was widescreen only, as was I believe American Graffiti.)



Regardless, that is probably a network decision, not a producer/directorial decision anyway.


#20 of 36 OFFLINE   Steve Tannehill

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Posted February 17 2002 - 08:19 PM

Yeah, nothing personal, but I don't follow the anti-Lucas reasoning at all. Commercials and credit alterations aside (which Lucas was clearly not responsible for) the high definition broadcast was incredible. - Steve




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