Band Of Brothers-Any word on a DVD and what is it's OAR? BBC are showing it in 14:9!!

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  1. Johnny G

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    I think watching this once you know the characters better would be more involving and I'd be interested in a DVD at the right price.
    UK TV is showing this stupid ratio at the moment which they call 14:9 (1.56:1) but is more like 1.46:1, ie hardly any different to 4:3 but as nothing is filmed in this ratio, I guess they are matting most stuff.
    Just wondered what ratio this was filmed in.
     
  2. HankM

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    When I watch BOB on HBO HD it is presented in 1.85:1 with DD sound [​IMG]
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  3. Larry Schneider

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    Regular (non-HD) HBO is showing it in widescreen (16x9)on one channel and 4x3 on the other. HBO, by the way, is a subscription service carried by cable and satellite here. No commercials.
    The same pattern existed for The Sopranos, so I expect the R1 DVD will be anamorphic 16x9.
     
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    Even on the non-HD HBO channels, it's airing in 5.1. It's VERY nice...
     
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    Check this out: http://www.dvdsewer.com/news/reports/studioday2001/index.htm Paul Warren
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    Watching on Sky Digital, it was broadcast at 1.85:1 - excellent!
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    I'll second the vote for it looking great on BBC digital in 16:9.
    I think you must be watching the analogue transmission to see 14:9 - this is a very common compromise the BBC use when they broadcast an analogue version of a 16:9 source. Happens with loads of other stuff, even Eastenders!
     
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    yep, its 16x9 on BBC digital. Looks very nice, but I havent' sat down and watched it yet.
    If you are into watching quality programming in OAR, you really should consider a digibox - either Sky, ITV digital or digital cable. The pictures are much more stable (no ghosting), and almost all of the BBC and ITVs output is now 16x9
     
  9. Johnny G

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    Richard, I would be into quality programming if there was any.
    This series is the 1st thing I've tried not to miss for as long as I remember.
    I have a projection system with a 10 foot screen & DD/DTS sound so I watch movies and as for TV, the movie chart show, oh and Film 2001 when I remember, maybe twice a year.
     
  10. Wayne Bundrick

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    On regular HBO it's letterboxed but only mildly so. It looks like it isn't as wide as The Sopranos. I'd say it's 14x9, not 16x9.
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    I'm specifically making a point to miss this on analogue BBC, so I can catch it in its full DD5.1 glory on DVD.
     
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    I've been taping the PAN AND SCAN version that we get here on MovieCentral. I haven't watched a single episode because I want it when it's out on DVD.
    Oh, how nice it will be on DVD....
     
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    I'm pretty sure its in dolby surround on BBC2. And it looks great on digital. Good enough to see if I like the story enough to buy it when the time comes. Which I would guess would be in R2/R4 before R1?
     

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