Bruce Springsteen: Live in NYC

Discussion in 'Archived Threads 2001-2004' started by Brajesh Upadhyay, Oct 29, 2001.

  1. Brajesh Upadhyay

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    I'm glad we're getting this show on DVD, but after watching HBO's terrific HDTV broadcast, I was hoping it would be transferred to DVD in 16:9. Too bad they're not doing that .
     
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    I wonder what the OAR really is. They might have framed it for 4:3 originally, then decided to crop it for HD-HBO. You cannot put HBO past this.
    Did anybody compare the composition of the SDTV broadcast to the hi-def one.
    But wait!
    This was taped, not filmed, right? If that is the case, it must have been composed for 16:9 with a 4:3 safe area.
    Anybody?
    Update: Digital Eyes has this at 16:9, 800.com has it as "Full Frame 4:3". It does have PCM stereo, which makes me happy.
    [Edited last by Michael St. Clair on October 29, 2001 at 03:31 PM]
     
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    People have review copies already and it is 16X9.
    The shows were shot specifically in 16X9 Hi-Def. The nights the 3 shows were filmed at MSG (6/27, 29, and 7/1/2000), the inhouse video screens (which had been 4X3 throughout the tour) were changed to 16X9. Needless to say, it would have made no sense to release it any other way, esp since it was broadcast on HBO only in widescreen as well.
    [Edited last by HalS on October 29, 2001 at 06:37 PM]
     
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    Unless my eyes are beginning to compress people on a vertical axis, I'd say it's pretty damn anamorphic. [​IMG]
    Although the packaging says nothing about it, this is a beautiful, clear anamorphic 1:85 widescreen presentation. I didn't see the HBO broadcast, but my guess is that this looks just about the same, less the NTSC broadcast garbage.
    The surround sound is absolutely enveloping (actually, I bet a few people will finally play with their surround programs, so they don't feel like they're in the huge Garden acoustic), and there's a short paper insert with ALL of the tour and production credits.
    It's a great set - I'd be surprised if even the most ardent Bruce fans are less than ecstatic.
     
  6. Steve Tannehill

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    Thanks for the confirmation, Cary!
    I'll be real curious to see how the image holds up to the high-def broadcast. Some of the "lights up" scenes of the audience were just amazing. The broadcast 5.1 mix was also extremely crankable. Thank goodness Sony and Bruce are doing this one right!
    - Steve
     
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    11/6 is the official street date. I'll try and check the 2nd disc tonight and give you an answer on the extra songs. So far I've only watched the first disc.
     

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