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DaveFi's Avatar DaveFi 09:42 PM 11-25-2006
About A Boy on UHD.

HDTVFanAtic's Avatar HDTVFanAtic 03:16 AM 11-26-2006
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About A Boy on UHD.





What a DF. Hope you are happy with it.
Michael Whan's Avatar Michael Whan 09:45 AM 11-26-2006
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Maybe they should show a warning like this before it starts...

"This film has been modified to fit your screen"

I think this is exactly what they should be doing.
necrolop's Avatar necrolop 12:58 PM 11-26-2006
That "powered by LG" thing pisses me off, I hope they dont keep using that.
VideoGrabber's Avatar VideoGrabber 04:17 PM 11-26-2006
Whoa! That logo looks massive!

It should probably be mentioned though, for those who don't get UHD yet, that they don't keep the logo on-screen for the entire film, like TNT does. It pops up once every hour(?), for about 10 seconds. Help me out here, HFA.

Or have they changed that? I shut down my recording of that film, because my cable system was glitching the video constantly, and freezing for up to 30 seconds at a time. Peculiar, because when I checked after the film, the problem was gone. I observed the same behavior a week or so ago, when UHD aired, "Jesus Christ, Superstar".

- Tim
HDTVFanAtic's Avatar HDTVFanAtic 05:33 PM 11-26-2006
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Whoa! That logo looks massive!

It should probably be mentioned though, for those who don't get UHD yet, that they don't keep the logo on-screen for the entire film, like TNT does. It pops up once every hour(?), for about 10 seconds. Help me out here, HFA.

Or have they changed that? I shut down my recording of that film, because my cable system was glitching the video constantly, and freezing for up to 30 seconds at a time. Peculiar, because when I checked after the film, the problem was gone. I observed the same behavior a week or so ago, when UHD aired, "Jesus Christ, Superstar".

- Tim

10-12 seconds and remember it moves.

Shows up several times during a title so more than once an hour. It will only get worse - think TNT-HD. They had literally no pop ups in the beginning. Look at the comments today for Gone With The Wind.

Maybe coincidence, but your glitches occurred with 2 of the few OAR titles they have aired.

Just wait til people see it in BSG and Firefly tonight.

EDIT: Looks as if its at least once per segment in those programs tonight.
HDTVFanAtic's Avatar HDTVFanAtic 07:26 PM 12-02-2006
Munich

bitrate isnt bad for OAR, movie could be sharper. I am wondering if SS filmed it this way (like some others he has done of past historical events) to make it seem older, especially as they mix in the old television footage.
HDTVFanAtic's Avatar HDTVFanAtic 01:56 AM 12-04-2006
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As referenced in its own thread, Crash was shown 2.35:1, DD5.1 over the week-end on Showtime-HD. Strangely the debut of Crash on Showtime was cropped just a week earlier.

Was a little soft for a modern release but still a worthwhile addition to ones library until the BD release becomes available.

I bet the BD wont have pop ups that Showtime has in movies either.

So much for the people that wouldnt take action early on.



Brad1963's Avatar Brad1963 06:38 PM 12-04-2006
MUNICH will be on HBO HD on January 6th. Unfortunately it will probably be cropped. All of the Universal titles on HBO HD usually are.
HDTVFanAtic's Avatar HDTVFanAtic 09:55 PM 12-04-2006
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MUNICH will be on HBO HD on January 6th. Unfortunately it will probably be cropped. All of the Universal titles on HBO HD usually are.

History would be in your favor, but since it's SS, he has about as much clout as Lucas with HBO/Cinemax, so there is a chance.
Brajesh's Avatar Brajesh 07:15 AM 12-05-2006
Okay, those ads during the credits didn't bother me, but during the movie, that's completely unacceptable for a pay movie channel !
Erik Garci's Avatar Erik Garci 09:15 AM 12-05-2006
For 2.35:1 OAR movies (which is what this thread is about), those Showtime pop-ups appear to cover up very little of the movie itself. They mostly cover up the bottom black bar. So if you use a constant-height setup, or if you have a blanking feature, then you could hide the pop-ups entirely, or almost entirely.
VideoGrabber's Avatar VideoGrabber 02:41 PM 12-05-2006
Erik,

>...those Showtime pop-ups appear to cover up very little of the movie itself. They mostly cover up the bottom black bar. <<br />
Right you are. On my 90" wide screen, I'd "only" have to crop off about 1.5-1.75" from the bottom.

> So if you use a constant-height setup, or if you have a blanking feature, then you could hide the pop-ups entirely, or almost entirely. <<br />
Yeah, trim 4-5% off the bottom all the time, just to avoid this garbage, which shouldn't be there in the first place. Thanks for making excuses for them!... I'm sure it will be a big help.

- Tim
VideoGrabber's Avatar VideoGrabber 02:48 PM 12-05-2006
Brajesh,
> ...ads during the credits didn't bother me, but during the movie, that's completely unacceptable <<br />
Ah, the credits are part of the movie. Oh, nevermind.

Besides, it's fairly obvious that though they've finally reached your threshold of tolerance, and you find it "unacceptable", they've still got a ways to go before they tick everybody else off. For them, it's a question of: when does it happen? how often does it happen? how long are they up? how much of the screen do they cover?

If you're asking those questions at all, you've already missed the point. And with that mentality, expect to see the trend deteriorate in a downward spiral into trash city... ending up eventually somewhere in the TNT neighborhood.

- Tim
Erik Garci's Avatar Erik Garci 09:23 PM 12-05-2006
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Yeah, trim 4-5% off the bottom all the time, just to avoid this garbage, which shouldn't be there in the first place. Thanks for making excuses for them!... I'm sure it will be a big help.

I wasn't trying to make excuses for them. I was just pointing out a way to work around the problem.

Anyway, according to my measurements, the pop-ups cover the bottom 2.2% of the movie's scanlines.
undecided's Avatar undecided 10:49 PM 12-05-2006
XBOX Live Market Place is good for OAR. I downloaded Poseidon in HD and it was OAR - picture and sound very good. Others report V for Vendetta as OAR in HD. Star Trek - Original Series is also OAR in HD (4:3) and never looked so good - kudos to Microsoft.
HDTVFanAtic's Avatar HDTVFanAtic 09:48 AM 12-06-2006
When a Stranger Calls
Brajesh's Avatar Brajesh 11:29 AM 12-06-2006
Tim, I agree w/you. But, let's be honest, how many of us actually sit through the credits? How often? When SHO had ads during credits, I didn't like them, but it didn't bother me as much as some purists here. Once they popped-up in the middle of the movie, they crossed the line for a pay channel. For you, they crossed the line at the credits.
HDTVFanAtic's Avatar HDTVFanAtic 01:22 PM 12-06-2006
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Tim, I agree w/you. But, let's be honest, how many of us actually sit through the credits? How often? When SHO had ads during credits, I didn't like them, but it didn't bother me as much as some purists here. Once they popped-up in the middle of the movie, they crossed the line for a pay channel. For you, they crossed the line at the credits.


As stated in multiple threads, once the credits were breached, this was a guarantee as next - only most were too blind to believe it.
Brad1963's Avatar Brad1963 01:28 PM 12-06-2006
CITY OF ANGELS on HBO is OAR 2:35.
scott_bernstein's Avatar scott_bernstein 03:24 PM 12-07-2006
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Tim, I agree w/you. But, let's be honest, how many of us actually sit through the credits? How often?

I do, every time.....I am a music fan, and always check out soundtrack song credits.
scott_bernstein's Avatar scott_bernstein 03:26 PM 12-07-2006
Very nice presentation in OAR on INHD.

Unfortunately I couldn't make it past the first 30 minutes of this movie. Ugh -- not my cup of tea at all, despite being interested in Bob Dylan's appearences in this film and songs in the soundtrack....
smegger2000's Avatar smegger2000 01:41 PM 12-10-2006
Hostel on Movie Central HD in Canada.
scott_bernstein's Avatar scott_bernstein 09:12 AM 12-20-2006
"The Newton Boys" was shown OAR on HBO this morning. No furutre showings are scheduled on the channel, though.
HDTVFanAtic's Avatar HDTVFanAtic 10:32 AM 12-20-2006
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"The Newton Boys" was shown OAR on HBO this morning. No furutre showings are scheduled on the channel, though.

Yep, it was on the channel 3 previous days this month already. This was the last showing.
scott_bernstein's Avatar scott_bernstein 12:29 PM 12-20-2006
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Yep, it was on the channel 3 previous days this month already. This was the last showing.

I wouldn't be surprised if it showed up on Cinemax within the next 2 months, and back on HBO within 6 months.
HDTVFanAtic's Avatar HDTVFanAtic 07:51 PM 12-24-2006
Capote
maxman's Avatar maxman 08:18 PM 12-24-2006
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Very nice presentation in OAR on INHD.

Unfortunately I couldn't make it past the first 30 minutes of this movie. Ugh -- not my cup of tea at all, despite being interested in Bob Dylan's appearences in this film and songs in the soundtrack....

One of my all time favorites. Different strokes...
House's Avatar House 07:18 PM 12-30-2006
It's rare for Sky not to show a movie in it's OAR over here, but here's some recent showings some might find interesting;

Narnia
Ghostbusters II
Doom
Finding Neverland
Serenity
Unleashed
Escape from L.A.

Some Summer stuff on PPV at the moment like X3, Da Vinci Code, PotC2 (in two weeks IIRC). King Kong + Star Wars OT on New Year's Day too
DaveFi's Avatar DaveFi 07:21 PM 12-30-2006
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It's rare for Sky not to show a movie in it's OAR over here, but here's some recent showings some might find interesting;

Narnia
Ghostbusters II
Doom
Finding Neverland
Serenity
Unleashed
Escape from L.A.

Some Summer stuff on PPV at the moment like X3, Da Vinci Code, PotC2 (in two weeks IIRC). King Kong + Star Wars OT on New Year's Day too

You might want to say where "over here" is, as your public profile is left blank.

I'll assume that you're in the UK and everything is being shown at 25fps?
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