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post #1441 of 1760
Hello, I met a comparitif:

Grab BD de African Queen :



http://www.dvdbeaver.com/film/dvdcompare/african.htm

Screen TVHD :



post #1442 of 1760
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Originally Posted by Ken H View Post

Yes indeed it would.

"It" would?

Are you saying Swannie is a Bot?

That actually explains quite a bit...
post #1443 of 1760
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Originally Posted by Urga View Post

Hello, I met a comparitif:

Grab BD de African Queen :



http://www.dvdbeaver.com/film/dvdcompare/african.htm

Screen TVHD :




I prefer the TCM version over the BD.
post #1444 of 1760
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by NetworkTV View Post

"It" would?

Are you saying Swannie is a Bot?

Nope, the 'it' refers to what he would do.
post #1445 of 1760
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Originally Posted by Stan54 View Post

I prefer the TCM version over the BD.

Actually, I think the BD has more natural looking colors, the TCM-HD version looks as if the colors and brightness were boosted a bit too much.
post #1446 of 1760
Oh, I can't wait for TCM's explanation.
post #1447 of 1760
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Originally Posted by keenan View Post

Actually, I think the BD has more natural looking colors, the TCM-HD version looks as if the colors and brightness were boosted a bit too much.

I agree, keenan, but I would turn down the color and, perhaps, the contrast just a little and end up with a better picture than the BD.

Do you think that is the case, Urga?

I have not heard back from Mr. Swann after his initial reply. Either he is making a call or two or he took offense in some way to something I said. You know how people can be on the internet ............. all uptight. I suspect he will be getting back to us. He sure answered my initial inquiry quickly.
post #1448 of 1760
Urga, is the "BD grab" also optical from your Kuro or was it a computer grab?
While I also prefer the TCM version(for color and contrast) the BD looks more natural.
post #1449 of 1760
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Originally Posted by jjeff View Post

Urga, is the "BD grab" also optical from your Kuro or was it a computer grab?
While I also prefer the TCM version(for color and contrast) the BD looks more natural.

He found that on dvdbeaver.com. It's a screen grab not an optical picture. The 1080p image can be found here: http://www.dvdbeaver.com/film2/DVDRe..._blu-ray3x.jpg

However, its a jpeg, which is lossy. I see much more detail than on the picture of TCM.fr. It looks like Urga's TV is on "vivid" mode which I absolutely detest. Blown out contrast reduces fine detail and make everything look fake. But it could be his camera, hard to tell.
post #1450 of 1760
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by Stan54 View Post

I have not heard back from Mr. Swann after his initial reply. Either he is making a call or two or he took offense in some way to something I said. You know how people can be on the internet ............. all uptight.

Yes, especially when dealing with certain individuals ............. all unwilling or unable to understand what is being told to them.
post #1451 of 1760
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Originally Posted by Ken H View Post

Yes, especially when dealing with certain individuals ............. all unwilling or unable to understand what is being told to them.

If you get too cute, Ken, I may have to remove your posting. ....... (Just kidding, old pal, please, don't have me flogged.)
post #1452 of 1760
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Originally Posted by Stan54 View Post

If you get too cute, Ken, I may have to remove your posting. ....... (Just kidding, old pal, please, don't have me flogged.)

You're due for your annual flogging anyway - that's where the "special" comes from...
post #1453 of 1760
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Originally Posted by NetworkTV View Post

You're due for your annual flogging anyway - that's where the "special" comes from...

NOW, you tell me!
post #1454 of 1760
Phillip Swann did not want to deal with the 7 short, single sentence questions that I sent him, so I sent him a single question, today. The following is the email. Read from the bottom up.

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Re: Turner Classic Movies Question

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I don't they dont; haven't seen it in France

Sent from my iPhone

On May 30, 2012, at 1:37 PM, wrote:

> Since TCM provides "true HD" of its film library via satellite to France, when
will TCM provide the same to the American television audience?
>
> Perhaps, this question is somewhat more appropriate for our purposes.
>
> Thank you.


As you can see, Mr. Swann has cleared things right up. He deserves our gratitude and admiration for his effort on our behalf. You only get results like this if you go to the top people in their field.
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post #1456 of 1760
Saw last night " River of no Return" a film by Otto Preminger with Robert Mitchum and Marilyn Monroe (1954).
Beautiful master HD, very little waste on the image, it was beautiful...
post #1457 of 1760
Except TCM HD doesn't broadcast anything in actual HD.
post #1458 of 1760
Thread Starter 
He's commenting about the European version.
post #1459 of 1760
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Originally Posted by whotony View Post

Except TCM HD doesn't broadcast anything in actual HD.
Hello, In France TCM is in native HD on some films 1920x1080i...
Quote:
Originally Posted by Dave Bowman TCM HD 
Except "When the city sleeps" broadcast tonight, all the Cycle Marilyn Monroe films are in native HD.

Edited by Urga - 6/6/12 at 9:36am
post #1460 of 1760
For info " Dave Bowman TCM HD " is Operator on TCM HD Fr or his positions on HCFR are always clear . cool.gif
post #1461 of 1760
Kim Novak / James Stewart ...

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post #1462 of 1760
*sigh* I would say it's time to create a separate TCM-HD France thread.
post #1463 of 1760
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Originally Posted by bidger View Post

*sigh* I would say it's time to create a separate TCM-HD France thread.

Or figure out where I need to move to in order to receive those signals.smile.gif
post #1464 of 1760
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Originally Posted by keenan View Post

Or figure out where I need to move to in order to receive those signals.smile.gif

Can you spell F.R.A.N.C.E.... smile.gif
post #1465 of 1760
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Originally Posted by bobby94928 View Post

Can you spell F.R.A.N.C.E.... smile.gif


Yes, Everyone meet at Urga's house for a Turner Classic Movies (TCM) in "HDTV" film festival! biggrin.gif
post #1466 of 1760
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Originally Posted by bobby94928 View Post

Can you spell F.R.A.N.C.E.... smile.gif

Well, I was thinking more along the lines of French Polynesia, I'm pretty sure there is another feed for that area, although France would certainly be nice as well.smile.gif
post #1467 of 1760
It is obvious to me that France has a technology system that produces television pictures better than anything I have EVER seen in the United States. Just look at the picture of the green car. WOW! This is not just a matter of Turner Classic Movies. The picture beats anything we see here.
post #1468 of 1760
France sorta had HDTV in the 1950s. Probably not a lot of French households had it but it had around 800 lines of resolution though not widescreen. It also ate a lot of bandwidth limiting how many channels France could allocate so the went PAL like the rest of Europe.
post #1469 of 1760
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Originally Posted by Brian Conrad View Post

France sorta had HDTV in the 1950s. Probably not a lot of French households had it but it had around 800 lines of resolution though not widescreen. It also ate a lot of bandwidth limiting how many channels France could allocate so the went PAL like the rest of Europe.
Yes, 819 lines but besides being 4:3 it was also only B&W. Not to get too OT but wasn't France SECAM? which brings up the question with HDTV, do they still use SECAM(probably not) I'm guessing... they use DVB like the rest of Europe and SECAM is a footnote in history?
post #1470 of 1760
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Originally Posted by Stan54 View Post

It is obvious to me that France has a technology system that produces television pictures better than anything I have EVER seen in the United States. Just look at the picture of the green car. WOW! This is not just a matter of Turner Classic Movies. The picture beats anything we see here.

His Pioneer Kuro may have something to do with it. wink.gif
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