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Discussion in 'Archived Threads 2001-2004' started by Steve Tannehill, Jun 3, 2001.
So what did everyone watch on HDTV this weekend while the forum was down?
Ah man. I was starting to get headaches! However, the headache has been developing steadily over the past week. It is now definate that I cannot fit my 55807 into my new upstairs apartment in Nashville. I have been here for a week now and their is simply no way to do it. I am sick. I loved that TV like a baby. Going to have to sell it I guess. Although, I have never sold an item that large and am afraid I will be stuck.
Oh well, 27" NTSC for me!
At least the forum is back!
I watched some of the Dish HDTV demo loop this weekend. And bought my first HDTV. A Toshiba 40H80 is on it's way to my living room.
Although I didnt get to watch any HD stuff, I did do some pricing research on some of the HD receivers out there to go with my 55807. I also learned that Milwaukee has exactly 2, yes count them 2 digital OTA channels going, with the rest slated for June of 2002. The PBS channel, which plays continual HD demo loop, and NBC.
Hey, with HTF down, I figured I might as well do some window shopping!!!
Well, a post from a fellow Nashvillian has finally pulled me from my lurker status. CRyan, where in Nashville are you? I might be interested in that tv, as I am in the research stage of getting a tv that is just about that size. Sorry for your misfortune ;-(
'Gladiator' and 'Les Miserables'
Hey David. Yeah it pretty much stinks. I bought the set new from Berclair Television in Memphis last November. The set is in pristine brand new condition and still has its warranty through November of course. The remote was never used as I use a Pronto Universal. The set was callibrated with Avia from the first moment it was turned on. The set was basically used to view DVD's and a few HD oferrings from Dish. I was in medical school down in Memphis as many here know, so this set has not seen a lot of action.
I think the mods here like us to only quote prices in the for-sale area. Why don't you send me an email so that I can reply with all your questions answered.
Thanks for the contact,
Watched a bit of Gladiator, this film suffers from the P&S and the fact tht it's a dark and murky Film, looked a bit better than the DVD. I also saw some of Anna and the King and it looked Outstanding with it's vibrant colors.
Agreed on "Anna and the King" picture quality: stunning! The best HD movie I've seen so far.
Re: Gladiator, I would've preferred OAR too, but it looks like the original source was open matte, so there was actually more picture information in many scenes. See this thread over at avsforum.
I also watched "Smart Travels: Europe" on PBS, London & the English Countryside, both terrific.
I watched the last part of "Lake Placid" since it was something to watch and I never looked at the DVD due to the bad reviews. Sunday early evening due to the East coast feed on Dish 148 I watched the first two episodes of "Sex and the City" in disappointing 4:3 fuzzy-vision upvert and then "Six Feet Under" with "them black bars" on the sides of my screen .
I liked "Six Feet Under" but wish they would present it in 16:9 format. I am really getting tired of this "commercialist" mentality that is dragging back the transition to 16:9. I DID NOT BUY A 16:9 HD SET TO WATCH 4:3 HD MATERIAL!
This transfer had so much edge enhancement it was unbelievable.
I seem to recall some of the Mits RPTVs being capable of breakdown in situations such as yours. As I understand it, they can be broken down in two or more pieces for moving and then re-assembled. I have no idea whether or not yours fits in this lot. Check out the Mits forum on the SPoT.
What is the deal with HBO and the 4.3 HD? I've only had my equipment up and running a couple of weeks but it is really annoying when I do sit down to enjoy the new toys and it's a fuzzy small picture. Is any of the quality on HBO or Showtime the quality of the demo channel? So far I have seen nothing that comes even close. A little disappointing but I assume more product will come as time goes by.
"The Sopranos" was great in 1080i and 16:9. Too bad it was also DD5.1. Guess they can't give us everything.
Occasionally they give us a film in 1080i not upverted and in the OAR. Ghostbusters II was shown in 1080i, DD5.1 and 2:35:1 (not chopped off at the ends either but the black bars we like to see with scope flics top and bottom).
Someone said HBO is paying for the transfers but that still might mean the studio isn't always giving them the widescreen versions .
I'll be glad when there are a few more HD channels to chose from (at least 20) on Dish. Damn hills block any OTA for me around here. And I can't stand to watch the SDTV channels that look like my worst VCD experiments.
I hear ya Brian, nothing but HBO & Showtime here. The closest large city to me is Denver, 4 hours away. From what I understand there has been controversy there over the last couple of years where to put a digital tower for HD. As I understand there has been no decision. I'd be interested in hearing from anyone from Denver to see if there are options for HD OTA in Colorado period!
I did manage to see one episode of the Soprano's in HD just as my equipment came in. I didn't have everything tuned just right but it was pretty slick.