Wow, tough crowd
First let me say I read the whole of this thread before watching myself this morning on a Tivo HD(with no commercials
) so I wasn't expecting much....both myself and younger daughter was pleasantly surprised. Was their too much commentary? well maybe but we also liked the explanations of quite a few of the things that we didn't understand(saved a ton of questions like: what does than mean?....why did they do that?....etc.
). After a short time I fired up the 5.1 which was quite nice. I looked for settings on my Tivo to see if their were any alternate
audio tracks(like SAP) but I didn't see any. It seemed to me like the commentary was totally isolated to the center channel so at one point I disconnected the center channel speaker and the commentary TOTALLY went away and of course the music continued. To me this seems the easiest solution for those totally opposed to it, not necessarily disconnecting the speaker but if you had a way to easily mute the center channel or drastically lower it's volume. After a short period I hooked it back up, again we weren't opposed
Picture quality was quite good(only one Wx sub in my OTA market) so minimal macroblocking and everything was well lit.
Again maybe I was in a better prospective because I was expecting the worst after reading this thread but overall I thought it was great. Not up to Beijing but then again they said in the beginning they weren't trying to top that and no one probably ever will, unfortunately I didn't have my Tivo HD back then(purchased shortly after) so everything last time was time-shifted via a 480i DVD recorder.
Oh the queen, she did smile in several places but come on, she's basically formal and isn't afraid to show it. I was disappointed in one thing, the skit with Rowan Atkinson(Mr. Bean, Blackadder, etc.) I thought he should have driven his tiny Mini car on the beach(that or maybe the yellow three wheeler seen in many of his Mr. Bean programs) they missed a good chance their.....
Now, on to the games!!Edited by jjeff - 7/28/12 at 11:21am