Next year WB and UPN in HD

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  1. Gary_E

    Gary_E Second Unit

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    I didn't find this during a search, so if it is repetitive please close it.
    Was reading this over at AVS.
    http://www.avsforum.com/avs-vb/showt...hreadid=142373
    The WB has announced 4 hours of HD during prime time next season.....including SMALLVILLE
    This is GREAT news.
    -Gary
     
  2. Jack Briggs

    Jack Briggs Executive Producer

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    Absolutely, it is. Thanks.

    "Every time a new HD signal rings, a station earns its digital wings!"
     
  3. Ken Chan

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    So I read the message, and the guy prefers 720p. Which got me wondering: they do a 2-3 pulldown to get 24fps film -- a lot of shows are shot on film -- onto 30fps interlaced video (like 1080i). If 720p is also at 30 frames (right?) what do they do?

    Good news by the way. Looking forward to Birds of Prey even more.

    //Ken
     
  4. Bill Adlhoch

    Bill Adlhoch Stunt Coordinator

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    for some reason, i was under the impression that WB would be a 720P network

    do we have any confirmation one way or another?
     
  5. Mike I

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    WB is a 720p network..
     
  6. Bill Adlhoch

    Bill Adlhoch Stunt Coordinator

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    so whats all this talk about 1080I shows on wb then?
     
  7. Mike I

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    Here is the official message from WB..nothing is said about 1080i..WB is broadcasting 720p
     
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    Watching Enterprise in 1080i would help to revive my flagging interest in the series (Jolene Blalock in HD![​IMG] ).
     
  9. Bill Catherall

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    Oh no! Oh no! Oh no! This means I've just got to scrounge up some money to buy a big screen HDTV! I don't know if I can pass up Smallville in 720p.
    How much time do I have? When does the season start? Anybody need to "gift" some money for charitable tax deductions? [​IMG]
     
  10. Mike I

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    Bill
    Unfortunatly you will not find a big selection at all of HD sets that accept 720p nativly. The set top box or the internal decoder if so equiped with convert a 720p signal to 1080i, the same way most of us see ABC HD progamming now..
     
  11. Gary_E

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    My local WB affiliate did email me today confirming 720p but would not verify any particular shows as being slated for HD. I've edited my original post.

    Sorry for the error.

    -Gary
     
  12. Mike I

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    I know for a fact, "REBA" is one of the HD shows...The rest where not officially announced yet...
     
  13. Robert Ringwald

    Robert Ringwald Cinematographer

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    What about those of us withouth HDtv's...

    Will the entire WB show schedule run in widescreen?

    **Drools**
     
  14. Adam Lenhardt

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    Does anyone know if Smallville and Birds of Prey will be broadcasted OTA/analog cable in widescreen? All the clips of Birds of Prey show it matted in 16:9. I really hate it when shows compose for two different aspect ratios. Will Smallville be widescreen in Season Two analog?
     
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    Just about every prime time tv program in the last 4 years has been shoot widescreen and framed for 4.3..My bet would be WB would do the same as CBS, ABC and NBC which is the HD feed being widescreen and the analog feed in 4.3
     

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