When HD-DVD arrives will there be a need to re-issue 4:3 material?

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  1. Scott Shanks

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    Will it be necessary to reissue 4:3 material when the HD-DVD becomes a reality? Will there be added resolution in the new format? Just curious.
     
  2. Jon Robertson

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    I'd have thought there'd be a need to re-issue everything, regardless of aspect ratio. Having said that, I don't know a thing about high-definition; I live in the UK - what do you expect? [​IMG]
     
  3. Jack Briggs

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    Well, yes: 1080 interlaced lines or 720 progressive lines as opposed to DVD's 480 lines.
     
  4. Dave H

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    Jack,

    Is this true for old material and TV shows, such as Sandford and Son, for example? Wasn't the source for such material at 480 scan lines?
     
  5. Paul_Scott

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    a lot of tv material, especially from the seventies on back, was shot on film.
    i know just about all the universal 1 hour dramas (rockford, Columbo, 6 million $ Man, etc) were.

    sitcoms like S&S were probably shot on video, but as i was watching the Mary Tyler Moore discs the other day, the colors looked so eye-popping, i have to wonder...
     
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    Most TV shows will likely get cropped to 16:9 when released on HD, so if you love a show, buy the regular DVDs now!
     
  7. Wayne Bundrick

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    Indeed, somewhere around here is an old thread about Paramount being adamant with their intentions to crop "Cheers" to 16:9 as they remaster the original 4:3 framed film source to HD.
     
  8. Patrick McCart

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    Why not?

    I'd personally like to see HD-DVD versions of films such as Singin' In The Rain, Sunset Blvd., Modern Times, and Snow White.
     
  9. Tony-B

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    Sure there would be a need to do so. There is just no need for 4:3 pan and scan [​IMG].
     
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  11. Dan Hitchman

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    OAR no matter what!!!!

    This time around (HD-DVD, Blue Ray, or whatever) this pan/scan/crop/tilt/open-matte shit has got to STOP!!!!!!

    I hope to God, they go for full 1080p support. Go for the gusto, or don't go at all, is my new motto!

    Dan
     

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