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Forum: HDTV Programming   08-26-2016, 04:21 PM
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Posted By sneals2000
Yeah. But 'The Other Place' is better. :-) (And...

Yeah. But 'The Other Place' is better. :-) (And the home of Grantchester, well-ish). Was lucky enough to spend three very happy years studying engineering at Cambridge...
Forum: HDTV Programming   08-26-2016, 10:25 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 989
Posted By sneals2000
Ah - you see I think of Miss Marple when you say...

Ah - you see I think of Miss Marple when you say 'village mystery' - not a series set in a modern, busy, university city of a similar population order of magnitude as Salt Lake City
Forum: HDTV Programming   08-25-2016, 03:15 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 989
Posted By sneals2000
VILLAGE?! Oxford is a major university city my...

VILLAGE?! Oxford is a major university city my good man!
Forum: HDTV Programming   08-25-2016, 03:14 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 1,853
Posted By sneals2000
It's an original story - and not a remake of the...

It's an original story - and not a remake of the Swedish/Danish series 2. It's different - and quite chilling - but I think it's become a bit more formulaic. The original still had a sense of...
Forum: HDTV Programming   08-25-2016, 03:12 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 1,853
Posted By sneals2000
Nope - he died.

Nope - he died.
Forum: HDTV Programming   08-23-2016, 12:28 AM
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Posted By sneals2000
No you're right I think. TT had planned to burn...

No you're right I think. TT had planned to burn the son, but couldn't/didn't go through with it. Elise found his body intact after he had died from the Morphine overdose.



Series 2 has...
Forum: HDTV Programming   08-22-2016, 02:30 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 1,853
Posted By sneals2000
If you'd seen S1 of the Swedish/Danish version it...

If you'd seen S1 of the Swedish/Danish version it was pretty predictable... Thought the final scene with TT and his son was very well done.



Blu-ray is nice and clean - so sounds like it may...
Forum: HDTV Programming   08-19-2016, 02:02 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 734
Posted By sneals2000
Wait until you see UHD at a decent bitrate then! ...

Wait until you see UHD at a decent bitrate then! Netflix UHD is disappointing to me with heavy blocking artefacts visible. Amazon similarly. They both seem to be <20Mbs...
Forum: HDTV Programming   08-19-2016, 01:59 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 989
Posted By sneals2000
John Nettles was the original Inspector Barnaby...

John Nettles was the original Inspector Barnaby in Midsomer Murders. His era were shot on Super 16, but likely were likely to be edited in SD and onlined to DigiBeta SD tape or similar in the SD...
Forum: HDTV Programming   08-18-2016, 05:21 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 989
Posted By sneals2000
Suspect it is just noise reduction and/or the...

Suspect it is just noise reduction and/or the converter smoothing out the grain a bit through its interpolation progress.
Forum: HDTV Programming   08-16-2016, 02:09 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 989
Posted By sneals2000
Yes - this is definitely a positive aspect IF you...

Yes - this is definitely a positive aspect IF you can get your Netflix display solution to change refresh rates.



Nope - pretty certain Midsomer Murders is all 25p (film initially, probably...
Forum: HDTV Programming   08-15-2016, 10:46 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 989
Posted By sneals2000
Have a feeling the later Morse episodes may have...

Have a feeling the later Morse episodes may have been shot on Super 16 rather than regular 16mm. From the mid-90s many UK shows had switched to Super 16 in expectation of widescreen SD broadcast...
Forum: HDTV Programming   08-14-2016, 02:50 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 989
Posted By sneals2000
Though althought it may have 'videotape quality'...

Though althought it may have 'videotape quality' - Morse has always been shot on film, and I believe it has been remastered in HD for new HD broadcasts on ITV3 HD AIUI.

A Blu-ray remaster of Morse...
Forum: HDTV Programming   08-14-2016, 02:47 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 734
Posted By sneals2000
OK for IP - but AFAIK it's nowhere in the...

OK for IP - but AFAIK it's nowhere in the broadcast space. H265 is being deployed already for UHD. Germany is switching from DVB-T carrying SD MPEG2 to DVB-T2 carrying HD and SD H265/HEVC...
Forum: HDTV Programming   08-10-2016, 12:44 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 989
Posted By sneals2000
Yep - add Endeavour (aka Young Inspector Morse),...

Yep - add Endeavour (aka Young Inspector Morse), Grantchester, The Bletchley Circle etc. to the ITV (not BBC) list...
Forum: HDTV Programming   08-10-2016, 12:32 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 734
Posted By sneals2000
One area where the move from i to p makes sense...

One area where the move from i to p makes sense is if you use the same streams for delivery to both set-top boxes and tablets/AppleTV/Roku type devices (which typically have poor or no deinterlacing...
Forum: HDTV Technical   08-04-2016, 04:31 PM
Replies: 396
Views: 18,872
Posted By sneals2000
Think I first saw SHV 8K in 2009 or 2010 at IBC...

Think I first saw SHV 8K in 2009 or 2010 at IBC in Amsterdam. Then saw recordings of the 2012 Olympics Opening Ceremony at the BBC in 8K, as well as live Swimming coverage during London 2012. ...
Forum: HDTV Programming   08-02-2016, 02:23 AM
Replies: 99
Views: 1,853
Posted By sneals2000
Short answer for the UK is no - not really. Our...

Short answer for the UK is no - not really. Our policing systems are very different - we don't really have the US model of lots of small local forces, with a separate Federal Investigatory division....
Forum: HDTV Programming   07-30-2016, 04:02 AM
Replies: 99
Views: 1,853
Posted By sneals2000
I think it's a mistake to think that Clémence...

I think it's a mistake to think that Clémence Poésy is playing Saga Norén, or that The Tunnel is a botched version of The Bridge. I think you can enjoy them separately as two different series,...
Forum: HDTV Programming   07-29-2016, 03:39 AM
Replies: 99
Views: 1,853
Posted By sneals2000
Well yes. The original (Bron / Broen) is in a...

Well yes. The original (Bron / Broen) is in a different league to all the remakes. However for a Brit who grew up in the region The Tunnel is set, it has a certain charm. Interesting Series 2 of...
Forum: HDTV Programming   07-18-2016, 09:36 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,400
Posted By sneals2000
Which Swedish Wallander? There were two...

Which Swedish Wallander? There were two different series made in Sweden. The public service broadcaster, SVT, adapted the books in the 90s, with Ralf Lassgård playing the lead character (and they...
Forum: HDTV Programming   07-09-2016, 03:30 AM
Replies: 643
Views: 25,765
Posted By sneals2000
Yep - we've had 4 main channels since 1982, with...

Yep - we've had 4 main channels since 1982, with Channel 5 launching in 1997. Initially both had reduced coverage areas compared to BBC One, Two and ITV.

(Wales got S4C instead of Channel 4,...
Forum: HDTV Programming   07-09-2016, 03:25 AM
Replies: 99
Views: 1,853
Posted By sneals2000
Could be that Amazon do that for 50i releases (or...

Could be that Amazon do that for 50i releases (or just assume European TV releases will be 50i - though in reality some are 24p slow-downs from 25p) irrespective of regional coding, because 50Hz...
Forum: HDTV Programming   07-07-2016, 01:44 AM
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Views: 25,765
Posted By sneals2000
Also - Matt LeBlanc has shot multiple series of...

Also - Matt LeBlanc has shot multiple series of the BBC/Showtime comedy 'Episodes' made by the UK indie Hat Trick, which was shot mainly in the UK, and is about to go into its 5th and final series. ...
Forum: HDTV Programming   07-07-2016, 01:31 AM
Replies: 99
Views: 1,853
Posted By sneals2000
You're quite right - it's also DTS 5.1 too.

You're quite right - it's also DTS 5.1 too.
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