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What was that HD/DD5.1 promo in the lower-left corner at the opening of last night's show? It appeared during the highlights from last week's Part 1, right after Catherine was taking a shower to clean herself off after her rape.
I'm sure it was an "HD" promotion, and it started off as just that... an HD. Then it magnified and grew diagonally into the entire lower-left corner, ending up as some large rectangular something that had "HD DD5.1" in the upper line of text. But the lower part of the rectangle was totally the wrong size, being MUCH TOO LARGE for where it was placed.
I was only able to read what looked like the top right half of what might have been the large letters "DEFINITION", so that what was actually visible seemed to be the top part of "INITION" which I took to be the end of "DEFINITION". I don't know where "HIGH" was supposed to be.
This was certainly bizarre, and totally perplexing to me as an HD viewer. We're not talking misplaced 4:3 framing... we're talking completely misplaced 16:9 framing! Very strange.
In contrast, the CBS eye bug in the lower-right corner of the screen was perfectly placed. This makes the strange size and placement, and half-missing content, of that lower-left HD promo rectangle even odder.
I went back and replayed it a second and third time, trying to figure out what they might have intended, but it just seems like a real screwup by whatever graphics designer made that one up.
On another note, I thought the whole show was another terrific one. Thoroughly gorgeous to look at, complex but understandable story... no loose ends. Except for that very final scene. Can someone please tell me what Grissom saw on the back of that micro-photo of Izzy and the baby? Was it a closeup of a doll's eye? Or something else? And what was the significance of it?