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post #1471 of 1760
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Originally Posted by bruin95 View Post

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

In france we have an excellent HDTV in 1920X1080i 50 Hz PAL.
I also like chane SYFY HD and 13th HD Street Universal Group .
The Kuro is still one of the best screens at the current time.
post #1472 of 1760
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Originally Posted by jjeff View Post

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?
SECAM was used on the analogue Herzien .
Digital on the TNT or the Sat is the PAL.
post #1473 of 1760
Output source TCM HD Fr flow is 15 Mb/S .
post #1474 of 1760
Urga, how about it? To what extent does the Pioneer tv make the difference? What about other people and their television sets? Is HD generally THAT good in France? If so, do you know why that is true? What kind of an explanation can you provide?
post #1475 of 1760
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Originally Posted by Stan54 View Post

Urga, how about it? To what extent does the Pioneer tv make the difference? What about other people and their television sets? Is HD generally THAT good in France? If so, do you know why that is true? What kind of an explanation can you provide?
I have a Pioneer Kuro 6020 and the US version of TCM HD looks sorry anyway. It's not the display that makes the difference between the French and US TCM HD feeds, it is attributable to the high quality of the French transmission, which we don't get in the US.
post #1476 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.

Almost every country other than the US uses MPEG-4 rather than MPEG-2.... resulting in better PQ at lower bitrates.
post #1477 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.

Missed it the first time around, but I agree. There's better color accuracy on the BD capture.
post #1478 of 1760
Hello ,
Quality of the film " The Bridge on the River Kwai ".

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I have the Blu Ray and the quality of the image is a little more higher than the image of the HDTV . wink.gif
post #1479 of 1760
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Originally Posted by jjeff View Post

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?

SECAM, like PAL and NTSC, are analog techniques for encoding color information into a standard-definition black-and-white signal. They are compromises, and all produce artifacts.
Although we sometimes (incorrectly) use these terms to identify HDTV standards in different parts of the world, they are not used in any HDTV transmissions.
Yes, SECAM is now a footnote in television history.
post #1480 of 1760
http://www.tvpredictions.com/dbs070312.htm
post #1481 of 1760
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Originally Posted by Stan54 View Post

http://www.tvpredictions.com/dbs070312.htm

It's just too bad that TCM-HD shows no HD in the US.........
post #1482 of 1760
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Originally Posted by bobby94928 View Post

It's just too bad that TCM-HD shows no HD in the US.........
Yep, Here's the money quote from the piece directed to by the link:
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The channel's high-def quality has been in dispute with some critics charging that it's upconverted from standard-definition rather than displayed in true HD.
I suggest that virtually no one who has being paying attention would argue that TCM HD's "HD" transmissions are real HD.
post #1483 of 1760
It's just sloppy reporting. A quick call to TCM for comment was in order, even if the comment was "no comment". The article is just a summary of a forum discussion, rather than a value-add analysis or additional information.
post #1484 of 1760
^Well, that's Swanni in a nutshell.
post #1485 of 1760
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Originally Posted by bidger View Post

^Well, that's Swanni in a nutshell.
You're definitely right about the nut part...
post #1486 of 1760
From the "Hot Off The Press" Thread (top of 'HDTV Programming' page). smile.gif

TV Notes
TCM To Air Ernest Borgnine Marathon
By the Deadline.com Team - Jul. 9, 2012

Turner Classic Movies has set a 24-hour marathon of movies starring Ernest Borgnine, who died Sunday at age 95. On July 26, the cable channel will devote its programming to 10 films starring Borgnine, including a couple of replays of its hourlong 2009 Private Screenings interview with channel host Robert Osborne.

Here’s the schedule:

6 AM ET, The Catered Affair (1956);
8 AM, The Legend Of Lylah Clare (1968),
10:30 AM, Pay Or Die (1960);
12:30 PM, Torpedo Run (1958);
2:30 PM, Ice Station Zebra (1968);
5:15 PM, The Dirty Dozen (1967);
8 PM, Private Screenings: Ernest Borgnine (2009);
9 PM, Marty (1955);
10:45 PM, From Here To Eternity (1953);
1 AM, The Wild Bunch (1969);
3:30 AM, Bad Day At Black Rock (1955);
5 AM, Private Screenings: Ernest Borgnine (2009).


http://www.deadline.com/2012/07/turner-classic-movies-ernest-borgnine-marathon-schedule/
post #1487 of 1760
Has the U.S. TCM -HD ever broadcast non-upconverted film?
post #1488 of 1760
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Originally Posted by PiratesCove View Post

Has the U.S. TCM -HD ever broadcast non-upconverted film?

Everything broadcast on TCM HD is an upconvert.
post #1489 of 1760
It still looks tons better than the bit-starved SD version that was on DirecTV up until today.
post #1490 of 1760
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Originally Posted by tomhunter8 View Post

It still looks tons better than the bit-starved SD version that was on DirecTV up until today.

+1, definitely an improvement - yet not proper HD...
post #1491 of 1760
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Originally Posted by tomhunter8 View Post

It still looks tons better than the bit-starved SD version that was on DirecTV up until today.

 

I don't know if that's really saying all that much. Some of my VHS tapes look better on my 50", hi-rez display than Direct's SD.

 

That's how bad it is.

post #1492 of 1760
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Originally Posted by Rammitinski View Post

I don't know if that's really saying all that much. Some of my VHS tapes look better on my 50", hi-rez display than Direct's SD.

That's how bad it is.
I think the point still stands - this is still miles better.

A good dual layer, anamorphic DVD created from an HD master still looks better upconverted than the single layer, non-anamorphic stuff that started the format.

While I'd rather have it be the best it can possibly be, I'll still take this over what I previously had. I actually avoided the channel for quite a while unless there was something I absolutely had no way of seeing anywhere else.
post #1493 of 1760
Hello ,

In November on TCM HD:


http://tcmcinema.fr/films/fiche/lawrence-of-arabia-1962_4455/

Lawrence d’Arabie restored version HD occasion of the 50th anniversary .
(Trailers) . cool.gif
post #1494 of 1760
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Originally Posted by Urga View Post

Hello ,
In November on TCM HD:
http://tcmcinema.fr/films/fiche/lawrence-of-arabia-1962_4455/
Lawrence d’Arabie restored version HD occasion of the 50th anniversary .
(Trailers) . cool.gif
Oh, don't rub it in.smile.gif
post #1495 of 1760
The Blu-ray comes out 11/13.
post #1496 of 1760
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Originally Posted by Marcus Carr View Post

The Blu-ray comes out 11/13.

And I might be first in line! smile.gif

Edit: But then again, I just looked and it's $67, I think I'll wait for another edition that isn't the 50th Anniversary Special Edition....
post #1497 of 1760
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Originally Posted by bobby94928 View Post

And I might be first in line! smile.gif
Edit: But then again, I just looked and it's $67, I think I'll wait for another edition that isn't the 50th Anniversary Special Edition....
I'm sure it won't be $67 when it actually comes out, though I'll also be waiting for a "non-special" edition that rings in the mid to low 20's....

I already have two DVD versions - I don't need a big box version of it onBlu-ray.
post #1498 of 1760
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Originally Posted by NetworkTV View Post

I'm sure it won't be $67 when it actually comes out, though I'll also be waiting for a "non-special" edition that rings in the mid to low 20's....
I already have two DVD versions - I don't need a big box version of it onBlu-ray.
Yeah, me too. I'll get the one disc version, which will inevitably be made available for a reasonable price, probably less than $25. The $67 price for the 50th Anniversary Collector's Edition strikes me as so excessive I won't even consider it. The Bridge on The River Kwai is certainly a great film, though, so maybe they will make some sales of the Collector's Edition but not to me.
post #1499 of 1760
Hello ,
Soon (long version) remastered HD " Major Dundee " :

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Casting :
Charlton Heston
Richard Harris
De : Sam Peckinpah

Titre original : Major Dundee
Année : 1965
Couleur - VM 16/9 HD
Durée : 131 minutes

Tape announcements here :

http://tcmcinema.fr/films/fiche/major-dundee-1965_4697/
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