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Thanks to whoever mentioned "Black Mirror" .. as a Serling Twilight Zone fan, it's like an update .. just wish there were more than 6 episodes ..
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Got thru the first 3 episodes of Marco Polo last night .. not too bad .. and I must say the PQ and SQ was great ..

Just finished Marco Polo. Writing and acting was good. Directing, photography, and UHD was excellent. We were watching something else last night when I realized I wasn't that impressed with the picture. Realized then that I had been watching Marco Polo during the day and that DTV normal network programming wasn't nearly as good. In fact, in my opinion, Marco Polo was definitely better than a normal quality Blu Ray.
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Just finished Marco Polo. Writing and acting was good. Directing, photography, and UHD was excellent. We were watching something else last night when I realized I wasn't that impressed with the picture. Realized then that I had been watching Marco Polo during the day and that DTV normal network programming wasn't nearly as good. In fact, in my opinion, Marco Polo was definitely better than a normal quality Blu Ray.

The only minor nic I could give it was at times the vocal soundtrack was just not that distinct .. I was almost tempted to turn on subtitles .. not the fault of the stream but the accents themselves ..


It's funny that I also felt like Marco Polo himself was one of the least engaging characters .. go Bayan the Hundred Eyes ..

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Just finished Marco Polo. Writing and acting was good. Directing, photography, and UHD was excellent. We were watching something else last night when I realized I wasn't that impressed with the picture. Realized then that I had been watching Marco Polo during the day and that DTV normal network programming wasn't nearly as good. In fact, in my opinion, Marco Polo was definitely better than a normal quality Blu Ray.
I've watched the first 3 eps so far and it does have some great image quality. The colors are just outstanding, especially some of the night and sunset/sunrise scenes. They've also done a great job with lighting in this series, both indoors and out.
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Thanks to whoever mentioned "Black Mirror" .. as a Serling Twilight Zone fan, it's like an update .. just wish there were more than 6 episodes ..

Season 3 is starting on Directv soon, so I'd assume it would show on Nflix at some point.

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Same on a PS3 and PS4 ..
Yes, I must have been watching on someone else's(relative?) display where the overscan was setting was rather aggressive.
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Season 3 is starting on Directv soon, so I'd assume it would show on Nflix at some point.
I guess 3 episodes each count as a Season in the UK .. at any rate, I'll take it ..

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The only minor nic I could give it was at times the vocal soundtrack was just not that distinct .. I was almost tempted to turn on subtitles .. not the fault of the stream but the accents themselves ..


It's funny that I also felt like Marco Polo himself was one of the least engaging characters .. go Bayan the Hundred Eyes ..
Agree with both comments, I was turning subtitles on and off throughout the the 3 eps I've seen so far - was turning them off as they were too bright, especially during darker scenes, which this show has loads of. Isn't there a way to change the subtitle color?

And yeah, Marco is a rather dull character, at least through 3 eps he is.
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Agree with both comments, I was turning subtitles on and off throughout the the 3 eps I've seen so far - was turning them off as they were too bright, especially during darker scenes, which this show has loads of. Isn't there a way to change the subtitle color?

And yeah, Marco is a rather dull character, at least through 3 eps he is.
He gets no less dull ..


After the first 3 or 4 episodes, I started to get more tuned in on the characters speaking habits and I notched up the center channel slightly as well .. and yes, under "Your Account" in NF, subtitle appearance has some adjustability ...

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It's funny that I also felt like Marco Polo himself was one of the least engaging characters .. go Bayan the Hundred Eyes ..

Hundred Eyes, the Empress and Sidao are by far the strongest performances and best written parts.

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Hundred Eyes, the Empress and Sidao are by far the strongest performances and best written parts.
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He gets no less dull ..


After the first 3 or 4 episodes, I started to get more tuned in on the characters speaking habits and I notched up the center channel slightly as well .. and yes, under "Your Account" in NF, subtitle appearance has some adjustability ...
Yup, found it, thanks to a year old post from Mr. Mike!
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Hundred Eyes, the Empress and Sidao are by far the strongest performances and best written parts.

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Season 3 is starting on Directv soon, so I'd assume it would show on Nflix at some point.
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After the first 3 or 4 episodes, I started to get more tuned in on the characters speaking habits and I notched up the center channel slightly as well .. and yes, under "Your Account" in NF, subtitle appearance has some adjustability ...
I got so tired of the Marco Polo character, I deleted my season pass after Episode 1. For whatever reason,neither Marco nor the rest of the show resonated with me. Guess Game of Thrones spoiled me. Perhaps I need a little magic to leaven series set in olden times.
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Why do people keep comparing this to GoT ??? Historical costume drama vs fantasy in a vaguely Euro-medieval setting.

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I got so tired of the Marco Polo character, I deleted my season pass after Episode 1. For whatever reason,neither Marco nor the rest of the show resonated with me. Guess Game of Thrones spoiled me. Perhaps I need a little magic to leaven series set in olden times.
You know that's a high set bar to compare anything to .. I went into MP with fairly low expectations based on some of the pre-release reviews .. it took at least 2-3 episodes to really dig into it and being a photographer helped since the imagery is top end .. add a glass or two of vino and I was good to go ..

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I have one of those; nice to know. The cool thing about the "Super HD" designation is that there are still some HD titles on Netflix which are limited to 720p; on those devices those titles will be labelled simply "HD".
Some older Disney content which is going away January 4th, 2015 (not pleased about that at all) still has 720p only episodes.

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