Reminder: The Patriot on HD-HBO tonight

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  1. PerryD

    PerryD Supporting Actor

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    Mel Gibson's Patriot is on tonight at 9pm E/8pm C. Earlier, Sandra Bullock's 28 Days is on at 5pm E/4pm C.
    Showtime has Ninth Gate at 8pm E/7pm C, and Sleepy Hollow at 10:15pm E/9:15 C.
     
  2. Frank

    Frank Stunt Coordinator

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    I am somewhat interested to see what kind of job HBO does with 'The Patriot'. I expect the aspect ratio to be wrong and I also expect a soft image with edge enhancement just like the DVD. I hope I am wrong.
    I am watching the PBS demo loop at the moment and I have never seen anything on HBO that comes close to this kind of image quality. I sometimes wonder if HBO is screwing up the transfers to please the MPAA.
    Frank
     
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    Well, the movie was chopped of course. Oh well - did not expect anything else. The transfer appeared a bit soft to me, but looked great nonetheless.
    Did anyone else get the increase in volume and video stutter mid opening credits?
    C. Ryan
     
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    Pan and scan is not acceptable.
     
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    I did not notice any panning and scanning. I assumed all they did was blow up the picture and let the sides fall where they may.
    C. Ryan
     
  7. Paul W

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    Semantics -
    AFAIK, Blowing up and cropping _is_ pan and scan (they don't actually have to pan anything).
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