Why does CBS HDTV "Commercial" look so good?

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  1. Tod_J

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    Although it must have been asked before, I did a quick search and turned up nothing. As a new HDTV owner, I naturally find myself watching a lot more OTA content and I am curious: Why does the CBS HDTV "commercial" look so dang good, even compared to an HDTV program? They show it so often it would normally get annoying but the picture is mesmerizing...
    Just curious

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  2. Jeff Kleist

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    because it's shot on HD Video and not on film.

    Film is not meant to be pristine like video is
     
  3. Seth Paxton

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    Yeah, for a great comparison between video and film used within the same setting get your hands on the Twilight Zone sets and watch a video episode versus the more standard film episodes. It's quite a difference (and the video is much less rewarding in that setting to me).

    I think Volume 1 has the Christmas Night (too lazy to look up real name) episode done on video as one example. Video looks more "live" for example.


    Now just apply that same difference to HD resolution.
     

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