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post #61 of 4072
What's so great about the audio? It's 99% dialog, not a surround sound experience.
post #62 of 4072
Season three premiere motivated me to finally get my DirectTv on-demand set up so I can watch this in HD. Any idea when the On-Demand for DirectTv allows you to start downloading? Is it the next day or same night (hopefully but I doubt it somehow) Thanks in advance! Woooo-hoooo the best show on TV is back!
post #63 of 4072
I don't think Dish has this available On Demand, I wish it did. I got so addicted to Season 2 on disc that I had to upscale my Dish subscription so I can get a fix on AMC. Not looking forward to the crappy pic and audio. I was considering downloads from Amazon in "HD".





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Originally Posted by scowl View Post

What's so great about the audio? It's 99% dialog, not a surround sound experience.

OK, I'll bite. What does surround have to do with audio quality?
But there is an abundance of LFE on the BDs when stuff blows up or guns go off. The intro music sounds great too. And yes, the dialog sounds better too.
post #64 of 4072
Saw the first season on disc, rather than AMC-HD. Second season in queue; third season recording. I watched a few minutes of the "marathon" this weekend, and was surprised how clumsily they edited for content (language)...
post #65 of 4072
1st episode was great IMO. Personally I think Walt is better off without Skyler and I hope he realizes this soon. What a B@#$% with a capital B.
post #66 of 4072
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Originally Posted by rdgrimes View Post

OK, I'll bite. What does surround have to do with audio quality?

That's the only place where compressed audio codecs start to fail. For compressing center channel audio (which is most of the audio on Breaking Bad), the 448 Kbps is about four times the bitrate necessary for Dolby Digital. It gives you essentially identical audio as an uncompressed format.

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But there is an abundance of LFE on the BDs when stuff blows up or guns go off.

Dolby Digital has a special method for encoding LFE and it works very well at the 448 Kbps bitrate on the DVDs.

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And yes, the dialog sounds better too.

Better in what way? I had no trouble hearing the dialog on the DVDs in season one. I think you're imagining things.
post #67 of 4072
So friggin lost but, what a great season opener!
post #68 of 4072
Yes, great opener and gave my subwoofer a lot of action.
post #69 of 4072
So Walt will now have the Mexican mafia on his tail, and something tells me he hasn't heard the last of the burrito man yet either. I'm still wondering if burrito man is connected to the Mexicans or not. Either way, I don't think they're coming to shake his hand.
post #70 of 4072
It's time for Walter to really change his look, grow his hair back, and never never wear that stupid hat unless he wants to be kidnapped again.

Oh, and best school assembly ever!
post #71 of 4072
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Originally Posted by scowl View Post

It's time for Walter to really change his look, grow his hair back, and never never wear that stupid hat unless he wants to be kidnapped again.

Oh, and best school assembly ever!

Now that's funny!! I was thinking the same thing about "Mr. White's" apperance. Good opener, with Walter's quiet rage, and the mysterious Mexican threat twins. The best sceen was in the Burger joint, with the P.C., subliminal and "professional" drug dealing offer.
post #72 of 4072
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Originally Posted by miked2023 View Post

Season three premiere motivated me to finally get my DirectTv on-demand set up so I can watch this in HD. Any idea when the On-Demand for DirectTv allows you to start downloading? Is it the next day or same night (hopefully but I doubt it somehow) Thanks in advance! Woooo-hoooo the best show on TV is back!

D* on demand does not have full episodes of Breaking Bad, at least yet. All they have are a couple recap shows.
post #73 of 4072
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Originally Posted by maseace View Post

D* on demand does not have full episodes of Breaking Bad, at least yet. All they have are a couple recap shows.

I also don't believe they'll have it in HD. They didn't have it in HD for Madmen. Crossing fingers we get AMCHD with the new satelite.
post #74 of 4072
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Originally Posted by PiratesCove View Post

The best sceen was in the Burger joint, with the P.C., subliminal and "professional" drug dealing offer.

Gus(tav) is the most interesting character at this point. Here's a guy who has been in this business a long time and doesn't appear to have even gotten a parking ticket. Will he turn out to have an army of enforcers or something even creepier?

I'd say the wrong time to admit to your wife that you're a meth producer is two minutes after she's handed you divorce papers. Yeah, Walt, that'll win her heart back. She had no proof and only a vague suspicion yet Walt just spilled practically the whole thing, saying it's "complicated" and has "lots of angles" because that's exactly what your wife wants to hear when she's got you nailed to the wall.

What ever happened to the PayPal scam? That would have worked great except for the taxes. I also thought selling junk on eBay to fake people would have worked since that would explain why people bid so much for worthless stuff.
post #75 of 4072
I'll be intrigued to see if the shift from dark comedy (where I've always thought BB was at its best) to dark drama helps the show.

Then again, Breaking Bad is just basically a Cohen Brothers film rendered for TV. So, going from Fargo to No Country for Old Men is probably at worst a lateral move.
post #76 of 4072
Everything was great about the premiere except the cheesy, cliche ending. Ugh, the slow walk from an explosion? Plus, didn't we learn from Mythbusters that gas can't be ignited by a cigarette?
post #77 of 4072
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Originally Posted by gruven42 View Post

Everything was great about the premiere except the cheesy, cliche ending. Ugh, the slow walk from an explosion? Plus, didn't we learn from Mythbusters that gas can't be ignited by a cigarette?

But dry grass and straw can and once there is an open flame the gas will go.
Unfortunately, in slow motion, it looks like the fire starts in midair before it hits anything.
post #78 of 4072
Sunday's episode was a good opener and it is great being able to watch the season in HD on Bright House Cable.

Unfortunately, they do not have it available on HD Showcase OD.

Any word on how many episodes are in season 3?
post #79 of 4072
Amazing episode, leavened with lots of subtle humor as usual. Dang, those two twins are menacing! What's with the creepy belly crawling, and do they not expect to return (giving their ride & clothes away)...? This really is an extraordinary show.
post #80 of 4072
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Originally Posted by zaphod7501 View Post

But dry grass and straw can and once there is an open flame the gas will go.
Unfortunately, in slow motion, it looks like the fire starts in midair before it hits anything.

I want one of those trucks that have the gas tank hanging unprotected right on the back. The trucks they make these days place the tank more in the center of the vehicle for some silly reason.
post #81 of 4072
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Originally Posted by archiguy View Post

Amazing episode, leavened with lots of subtle humor as usual. Dang, those two twins are menacing! What's with the creepy belly crawling, and do they not expect to return (giving their ride & clothes away)...?

My guess is that since most meth production has moved into Mexico in recent years, these guys are coming up to eliminate the domestic competition.

Ah, I remember the days when we Americans could make our own meth. Back in 1999 I was replacing my porch and had a dumpster in front of my house. One morning I discovered it was half full of empty boxes of pseudoephedrine. Hundreds and hundreds of boxes!

Being a good citizen I called the cops and they dug through it but told me they weren't going to do anything with it. Taking fingerprints on hundreds of boxes would be "too much work" and "wouldn't hold up in court". Yes, that's what he said. He followed that with "But someone is sure cookin' a lot of meth around here." That's good to hear. Good thing I called you guys so you could do nothing about it.
post #82 of 4072
I think the crawling in the opening scenes, which was so weird and fascinating, was religious in nature, prostrating themselves before the shrine to Heisenberg.
post #83 of 4072
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I think the crawling in the opening scenes, which was so weird and fascinating, was religious in nature, prostrating themselves before the shrine to Heisenberg.

I'm thinking it was a local religious shrine, and they were just using it as a message drop. The thugs decided to crawl because that's the locally accepted way to approach the shrine. I haven't seen the crawling thing before, but I'm sure it takes place. My assumption is that the further you crawl, the more devoted you are. Around here it's mostly just annual pilgrimages that involve walking some distance or climbing a "sacred" mountain.

But that crawling stuff has to rate pretty high on the list of the weirdest TV ever. The whole episode had a weird and dream-like tone to it. Not an easy thing to pull off.
post #84 of 4072
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I think the crawling in the opening scenes, which was so weird and fascinating, was religious in nature, prostrating themselves before the shrine to Heisenberg.

The two cousins are visiting a shrine to Santa Muerte, the unofficial saint of death. That's where they pray for success in killing Heisenberg, because Santa Muerte supposedly guides those whose wishes aren't necessarily smiled upon by other saints.
post #85 of 4072
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Originally Posted by FSugino View Post

The two cousins are visiting a shrine to Santa Muerte, the unofficial saint of death. That's where they pray for success in killing Heisenberg, because Santa Muerte supposedly guides those whose wishes aren't necessarily smiled upon by other saints.

Well the boys are doing a great job of killing everybody so far. Maybe that crawling to Santa Muerte stuff works.
post #86 of 4072
If you're going to commit murder and mayhem, it doesn't hurt to have the blessing of a saint.
post #87 of 4072
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If you're going to commit murder and mayhem, it doesn't hurt to have the blessing of a saint.

I think that was the official motto of the Crusades, wasn't it?
post #88 of 4072
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Any word on how many episodes are in season 3?

13.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0903747/episodes#season-3
post #89 of 4072
Fantastic episode, loved every minute. So, burrito man does have control over the Mexican mafia.
post #90 of 4072
OMFG! OMFG! LOL!

Edit: That was a confusing ending...
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