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Does anyone know of a way to watch these episodes some other way a lot sooner?
They are released on disc right after it airs on TV in the UK.
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Its still not listed on the amazon.uk site except for the sponsored links at the bottom of the page where it appears that season 5 will come out on DVD in January.

Does anyone know of a way to watch these episodes some other way a lot sooner?

VPN set to the UK and ITVplayer, you can watch them a few hours after they air in UK. The ITVplayer is only SD widescreen though
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Reminder: Season 5 starts Sunday night.
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I watched S-5 on BD last month. I don't think anyone will be disappointed.
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I've been watching the first 3 episodes on the new season and wonder what they did with the picture quality. Looks like the gamma was cranked up.

I'm getting this through OTA from the local PBS affiliate.

Anyone else seeing this?

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^^^Recall griping earlier above about black levels for mostly interior shots (earlier seasons). Found I could reset my gamma level to 2.0 from 2.2 on my plasma monitor and that makes black clothing a little less murky. Recall going to the same 2.0 gamma setting on this season's first episode at least. Since then I've given up and accepted that they're not going to light interiors more for their Arri cameras. -- John
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I've also noticed the darker scenes to be overly dark but like John I've just accepted it and figure if the people in charge of the filming want the darks to be black, well I'll just watch them black and forget about any detail in the very dark areas
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When we were getting caught up on all the earlier episode streaming them from Amazon Prime, there wasn't this gamma/brightness error.

Its more than using a high lighting ratio for dramatic effect.

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When we were getting caught up on all the earlier episode streaming them from Amazon Prime, there wasn't this gamma/brightness error.

Its more than using a high lighting ratio for dramatic effect.

Is it the black crush (no detail in dark areas) that we complained about before, or did they change something this season?

I didn't watch the PBS broadcast this time around because I've already seen this season. The quality of original UK broadcast was better than what we normally get on PBS here. I still think it's getting screwed up somehow by PBS.
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I've also noticed the darker scenes to be overly dark but like John I've just accepted it and figure if the people in charge of the filming want the darks to be black, well I'll just watch them black and forget about any detail in the very dark areas
There is a general gloomy feel about the images in this season. I'm also wondering if there's a new lighting director who doesn't like backlight on the actors (i haven't checked credits).
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I watched S-5 on BD, (UK release), and don't see any difference from previous seasons.
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Is it the black crush (no detail in dark areas) that we complained about before, or did they change something this season?
Doesn't seem as bad this season, but I've been watching it on my black-level-challenged PJ ... gamma ~1.95 ...
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