Originally Posted by R11
For brevity's sake, I won't quote the various other posters who disagreed with you
. You originally said the Alcatraz PQ was terrible and barely better than SD. A good upconverted DVD is already significantly better PQ than SDTV, so now you're talking about something different.
As far as 24 goes, it's been quite some time since I saw the last ep, but as I recall it was middle of the road HD PQ to me. What I do remember very distinctly though was how dramatically better it looked when our local fox affiliate finally went HD during the 03-04(?) season. Even the middle of the road HD was night and day better than the old SD.
Alright...already...I confess to "backpedaling." You are right, I did resort to a bit of hyperbole in saying it was only *barely* better than SD.
I guess my recent viewings of Hell on Wheels
on AMC, which have been nothing short of phenomenal (PQ-wise), have resulted in me being too judgmental of other broadcasts.
Also, I do agree with jjeff that other major channels offer better HD broadcasting. Take, for example, Hawaii 5-0
; the details (especially facial close-ups) and colors are, at times, jaw-dropping. When I watch something like that and then turn to Fox, well....it's NOT GOOD!