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Discussion in 'Archived Threads 2001-2004' started by Jeff Kleist, Jan 19, 2001.
All I know is that I'm wondering how to hook a digital STB to my local TV... I'm upset though that this title still hasn't made it to DVD, but ah, I digress.
Only 480P? I'd love to blame this travesty on Luca$, but this is one case where Fox Broadcasting does not support 720P or 1080i yet. Dammit.
For those who don't have HDTV, 480i is what your DVD player and interlaced television displays, and 480p is what a good line doubler or progressive scan DVD player will produce on a digital television. So this is a preview of the DVD, and it puts to rest the ridiculous notion that the DVD transfers have not been done yet for Episode 1.
And while I am sure that the picture will look good, I'll use this analogy...only allowing 480p on a display that can handle 1080i is analogous to only releasing the widescreen version of the movie in VHS.
Well it looks as if the transfer of the film is complete, so my guess is that we will just be waiting for them to finish pressing the disc, right? Well maybe not, but to say that I am excited to hear the transfer might be a bit of an understatement. I hate having to watch this film on VHS with stereo sound, it's just not the same movie experience as hearing the pods go racing by in 7.1 audio (even though I will be limited to 5.1 at home). The only downside that I am really worried about will be having to watch the film cut and edited for commercials . Thanks, Chris
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The FoX 480P broadcast should look better then the DVD. The DVD format has to be NTSC compliant 480i. ATSC standard 480P should have a higher vertical resolution then DVD because 480i has to be vertically filtered to reduce interlace artifacts while 480P does not.
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Hey, this movie wasn't very good anyway - JMOP
We really don't need that kind of feedback in this thread, John.
I don't think they'll crop it, Lucas would have a FIT because if he had his way, none of his films would EVER be pan&scanned. Anyone in Philly w/ a set and sound system want to invite this poor messenger over?
I've read before that DVD transfers are filtered to reduce interlace artifacts, thus reducing vertical resolution; however, I've no idea what that really means. Since you brought it up, earlier, I was wondering if you might be able to explain it a bit further.
Hey, this is pretty cool info! If my Teleman HiPixx board comes in this week as promised, I shouldn't have any problem having all the bugs and glitches sorted out by then; this is one of the things that would be worth saving on the 120GB drive array in my HTPC, shouldn't run over 15GB or so, maybe not that much since it will be SDTV instead of HDTV. It will certainly look better than the laser disk.
I'll TAKE 480P ANY TIME!!!
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But all Luca$ really wants to give us is 240i.
This is sounding good. I just got Time Warner Cables HD Cable box yesterday(Scientific Explorer 2000HD). We get Raleigh CBS, Raleigh Fox, HBO-HD and SHO-HD on digital cable here. YEAH! I get to see the SuperBowl in High-Def!