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post #91 of 273 Old 10-14-2005, 02:18 PM - Thread Starter
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This was a very good concert. The performance was not in the usual Soundstage venue, so the PQ wasn't quite as great (but still good). Audio was very good, including good use of the surround channels.

Martina can sure do Everly Brothers, and her signature song, Independence Day, really rocked the hall.

Martina is very easy on the eyes, which means in HD she is awesome.
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I enjoyed it as well.

My local PBS seems to have dropped the four SD subs 3 nights a week. Now it's one HD channel, only. Been really nice turning on the TV every night and finding PBS-HD there.

And I agree, Martina is a pretty lady.
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I just finished watching this gem of a nature program. I wasn't expecting much, partly because I thought that I'd already seen too many documentaries about sharks.

This is one of the best nature documentaries I've seen, rivaling the best on Discovery HD. The variety and behavior of aquatic life shown is amazing. It's not just about sharks.

The PQ and cinematography are excellent. The editing is expertly done.

I highly recommend to anyone interested in Nature documentaries.
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Yep, another "I enjoyed it as well".

I liked those nightime underwater shots. VERY eerie. I can't recall having seen nightime underwater shots like that before. I really felt as if I was seeing something "new".
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This was a very good concert. The performance was not in the usual Soundstage venue, so the PQ wasn't quite as great (but still good). Audio was very good, including good use of the surround channels.

Martina can sure do Everly Brothers, and her signature song, Independence Day, really rocked the hall.

Martina is very easy on the eyes, which means in HD she is awesome.

Agreed. Awesome voice, and a very attractive lady. A living national treasure.

Probably did not hurt to have her hubby doing the mixing.

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Was able to catch Alison Krauss the other day. Don't recall if it was Soundstage or Austin City Limits. PQ was a bit iffy, similar to How to Cook Everything. SQ was good, though 2 channel only. I could listen to her sing all day.
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I just discovered that the series Chefs Afield is in its second season. I don't recall anyone on this Forum mentioning this.

The first season was a favorite in my household. Highly recommended.
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Alison Krauss / Kathleen Edwards was Austin City Limits and not HD, just PBS Widescreen.
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Next week, KQED is showing a 6 hour series "Rx for Survival", each two hours. It has the HD tag both in TitanTV and on the HDTiVo.

http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/rxforsurvival/
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I wasn't expecting much, partly because I thought that I'd already seen too many documentaries about sharks.

How can you see too many documentaries on sharks???

Anyway, yes I agree it was nice nature eye candy. Even better than my previous eye candy benchmark from PBS-HD (Violent Hawaii).

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I guess I must be the only one watching "Rx for Survival". While there are some upconverts, the majority is HD. Thanks again, WGBH.
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I guess I must be the only one watching "Rx for Survival". While there are some upconverts, the majority is HD. Thanks again, WGBH.

I just finished watching the first four hours. Great stuff! Extremely important subject about the fate of millions (billions?) throughout the world. Everyone should see it, but of course, few will.

Brad Pitt is an excellent narrator.

This program is largely funded by Bill Gates and his wife.

I've also seen the first half of the other new program this week, Thomas Jefferson: A Cultivated Life. It is much less impressive ... more sleep inducing than a bottle of wine.
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PBS aired a Morman Tabernacle Choir special last Christmas. It was wonderful. The following may be a repeat or may be a new program:

Christmas with the Morman Tabernacle Choir featuring Audra McDonald
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Here in Denver last time I checked (havent paid much attention lately), the main PBS channel, KRMA, simulcasts their analog programming from 6 am to 6 pm to satisfy that requirement and then switches over to the National PBS HD feed for the other 12 hours.

They arent running any subchannels so the quality is good but every time I tune to it in the evenings it's most always something I've already seen or otherwise not interested in. Which is why I havent tuned in much at all lately as I said and why the 12/12 scenario I mentioned above may not exactly be accurate these days. Maybe it's 15/9 anymore, who knows.

Which is why the satellite providers should pick up the national HD feed and run it 24/7. Sure, there are repeats, but you'll be able to get shows more on your schedule, instead of the 10 or 12-hour plans of those PBS stations who are still willing to pay for the national HD feed.

But don't hold your breath for D* or E* to pick up the HD feed. They probably have a pact that neither will succumb to the tempation. Your only option is to pick up either Star Choice or Bell ExpressVu. It is part of their HD packages, and, like the other US HD network feeds, it doesn't matter where you live.
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Rick Steves' Europe (finally in HD !!)

Newport Jazz Festival 2005 (I think this is a new show)

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Inside Passage

Nature: Encountering Sea Monsters

Great Performances: The Nightingale

Window to the Sea

St. Olaf Christmas in Norway

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PBS aired a Morman Tabernacle Choir special last Christmas. It was wonderful. The following may be a repeat or may be a new program:

Christmas with the Morman Tabernacle Choir featuring Audra McDonald

Somewhat off thread topic, but I felt compelled to comment that this season's MTC program paled in comparison to last year's. Audra McDonald is beautiful and has an awesome voice but last year's show was one of the best Christmas concerts I have ever seen.
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Agreed, VTHokie.

Christmas Eve and Christmas Day are times to wish the BYU channel was in HD.
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The St. Olaf concert was definitely not in HD, although PBS said it was in their intro. It was a wonderful concert, but I also wish it had DD 5.1 like the Mormon Tabernacle Choir concert and the Nightingale telecasts.
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Thanks for keeping this topic updated, dneily...
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Me too...

Say, did anyone see both parts of the BBC Last Day of the Proms 2005 on Christmas Day?
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I enjoyed the Newport Jazz Festival...
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Is History Dectectives still in HD?

I hadn't watched it in a while, but it used to look WAY better. The new episodes have much more footage that's very fuzzy and doesn't appear to be HD, though it is widescreen.
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anyone know when newport jazz will be rebroadcast?
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anyone know when newport jazz will be rebroadcast?

Checking the local affiliate's HD schedule (which is exactly the same as the national schedule), I find no airings as far into the future as their schedule goes (until 3/31).

I caught one of the airings in January (I think it was on about 8 times), and it was TASTY -- great music, and spectacular picture, including many panoramic views of the water....
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Is History Dectectives still in HD?

It never was in HD.
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anyone know when newport jazz will be rebroadcast?

They never rebroadcasted the previous year's newport jazz (which had better performances IMHO) so I doubt they'll rebroadcast this years.
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Evelyn Cameron: Pictures from a Worthy Life

Smart Travels: Pacific Rim (new season ... new hemisphere !!)

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A profile of the French Post-Impressionist painter. Included: his development of multiple perspective; his relationship with writer Emile Zola; his life in Paris as a young artist. Also: interviews with descendants, art historians and artists.

Granted that this is locally produced on DC PBS station WETA and premieres Thursday, March 2, at 8 pm, I assume it will show up on PBS national sooner or later.
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