Watching Movies on Home Video

Regulus

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Last night NBC had their annual showing of the 1946 Classic IT'S A WONDERFUL LIFE. The film ran from 8:00 PM (EST) to 11:00 (EST).
Naturally, I watched my own copy of the movie at the same time they started their version, and when the film was over the Version NBC was showing had nearly an hour to go. (Which is why I watched my copy instead of their Commercial-Crammed Version
)

I have to ask, this Question; Does anyone else do the same thing I do? Do you break out your Copy of a Movie and watch it at the same time a Network shows their version just so you can
"Stick it in their Face"
by watching your Uncut, Commercial-Free Version of the Movie while they do just the opposite?
 

MarkHastings

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Yeah, but once you take in account for all the loading, FBI warnings, Set up, and menu navigation, it's almost quicker to just watch TV.
 

Nick Martin

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I used to do that all the time - not so much because of commercials, but the edited content issue annoys me.

I did that last Saturday with The Grinch, which at 1 hour and 45 minutes, was still edited for time. The HD broadcast didn't look all that different from the DVD.

I did that a couple of times with some ANGEL episodes - seeing the post-season 3 cropped to full screen syndicated broadcasts had me reaching for my DVDs in record time.
 

Regulus

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Mr Hastings, My Version of IAWL is VHS, so I just zip through that legal Gobbledeygook.
(I could buy it on DVD, but as long as my VHS tapes are still good I continue to use them.) You know what they say, "If it ain't Broke, DONT FIX IT!"
 

Regulus

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On the other hand, YOU DO NOT HAVE TO REWIND a DVD!


(Funny how it often seems two factors cancel each other out!)
 

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