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Join Date: Apr 2001
Location: Marina Del Rey, CA, USA
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Well, I had looked forward to this replay. I recorded the first four episodes last night in anticipation of transferring them to D-VHS. I'd watched them when they originally aired last year on Disc HD Theater but deleted right after viewing.
Well after watching the first 10 minutes on DiscHD I deleted all four episodes, and erased my scheduled recordings for the rest of the series.
First, the editing for DiscHD is now peppered with advertisements. The original airing on Disc HD Theater was two 20-minute segments, broken up with some ads/promos only once in the middle.
Yes, I could certainly PAUSE-out the commercials in making D-VHS copies, but that would really be a nuisance. Too much trouble.
Second, the unobtrusive Disc HD Theater bug in the very lower-right corner of 16x9 was almost not seen. In contrast the huge highly visible DiscHD bug, with the spinning globe and 4x3 safe, was extremely distracting.
Finally, the presentation on Disc HD Theater was 1080i. The presentation on DiscHD is 720p. I must say, I thought it looked much better in its original airing. Even sounded better, I think.
Anyway, this project is now flushed.
If I really want it for posterity, I guess it's BluRay time (with Richard Attenborough narrating, instead of Sigourney Weaver).