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post #61 of 413
Soft soft soft. If it were any softer, it would be Sponsored by Charmin.
post #62 of 413
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally posted by mlr_1977
I notice that ABC is not using a bug in the corner.
The bug is on coming out of commercials, for a few seconds, then gone. Very nice.
post #63 of 413
Anyone with a native 720p display think this is soft?
post #64 of 413
I can't wait to see LOTR in HD, this is the best I'm gonna get for a while.
post #65 of 413
Great production ABC! Crisp, very clear PQ................not at all soft on my Fuji 50 plasma. Also 5.1 sound quality is excellent. Best awards presentation I've seen.

Go Lord of the Rings!
post #66 of 413
The recent Movie clips looked like upconverted DVD, especially with that beige border around it.
post #67 of 413
Quote:
Originally posted by DaveFi
Anyone with a native 720p display think this is soft?
NO!
post #68 of 413
Looks very good to me, maybe a tad soft (not anything near as soft as DVD on my display)and much much better than this years Grammy show. Worth the wait and hype and reaffirms my decision to go HD. Still no DD5.1 from our local ABC affliate (WJXX).

Source: Comcast HD Cable
Location: Jacksonville, Fl
Display: Mits 65711 (1080i 65" RPTV)
post #69 of 413
defend all you want. This is some soft bull butter. It almost unwatchable. I rather go upstairs and watch SD.

Shame on ABC for soft half assed HD and no 5.1.
post #70 of 413
no 5.1 from WJLA on COMCAST here in PG County (DC Area)
WTF!!!??!!!
post #71 of 413
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally posted by Ragermac
defend all you want.
Not defending anything, just calling it like I see it.

As far as the 5.1, that is a local issue. See the many other 5.1 comments. As long as someone, somewhere is getting 5.1, it's coming from the network.
post #72 of 413
There's never 5.1 on WJLA.
post #73 of 413
42" native 720p Panny plasma here and it does not look soft at all. In the least. Very nice PQ.

P.
post #74 of 413
Quote:
defend all you want. This is some soft bull butter. It almost unwatchable. I rather go upstairs and watch SD.

Shame on ABC for soft half assed HD and no 5.1.
Looks great here- you are watching on a 65" RPTV @ 1080i, which is probably the problem.

The audio problem you need to take up with your local affiliate.
post #75 of 413
It's 5.1 continuously in CT. And the pic quality is NOT soft! (I'm watching on a 120" screen, native resolution) I swear it rivals Leno. Perhaps it's your local affiliates compressing the signal???
post #76 of 413
Looking and Sounding good in Sacramento, CA. 5.1 to boot! Thanks KXTV! I'll take a slightly soft picture over the technical difficulties they had during the grammy's.
post #77 of 413
overall PQ is excellent. slightly soft on some audience closeups, crystal clear on stage shots, ceiling camera and all the longshots. looks as good as grammys to me. also, star wars is on in DVD quality on foxhd and its not even close PQ.


comcast boston
native 720p DLP display
DVI port
post #78 of 413
Looks great on my DLP from Comcast in South Jersey!
post #79 of 413
Quote:
Originally posted by Ragermac
....This is some soft bull butter. It almost unwatchable. I rather go upstairs and watch SD.

Shame on ABC for soft half assed HD and no 5.1.
I suppose you're joking... so really no need to respond. If you're serious I suggest getting new equipment.
post #80 of 413
Quote:
Originally posted by Ragermac
defend all you want. This is some soft bull butter. It almost unwatchable. I rather go upstairs and watch SD.

Shame on ABC for soft half assed HD and no 5.1.
It may not be topline HD, but it sure beats NTSC any day! Surely you'd agree with that?
post #81 of 413
I don't think it's so soft that it's unwatchable. On the contrary, KOMO4 DT looks very good and I've seen stuff that jas been far worse. And if you're not getting DD 5.1, it's a local issue. I'm getting DD 5.1 perfectly fine and can definitely tell it's 5.1.
post #82 of 413
Did they just 'bleep' Robin Williams? My picture broke up momentarily. How's that digital 5-second delay work, anyway?
post #83 of 413
This has been an excellent production so far. The Academy got it right as suppose to the Grammys. What is it that you are going to highlights --movies -- and they have done it. The Grammys you did not know what was the purpose of the event which it was about Music. Great great event! even if some of us are complaining about the soft it still looks ten times better than the best looking dvd. just my $0.02
post #84 of 413
WTAE in Pittsburgh looks and sounds good - Ragermac, I think you got a local issue going.
post #85 of 413
Quote:
Originally posted by Gerald C
Did they just 'bleep' Robin Williams? My picture broke up momentarily. How's that digital 5-second delay work, anyway?
I didn't notice any obvious bleep or breakup.
post #86 of 413
I've decided that as far as Hollywood and the entertainmnet world is concerned when it comes to HD, I'm gonna forget about them. If the Oscars shows is any indication, they are dumbing down HD to where is almost not HD. As a side note, the close-up interview with Minn. Wild's Richard Park at intermission of the hockey game, reminded me why I spent this money on HDTV: the clarity was stunning and indeed made the Oscars show look like a DVD.
post #87 of 413
For those who think the PQ looks crummy, you need a new HDTV! :rolleyes:
post #88 of 413
fyi, reporting from BKNY, ABC-DT straight ota and the picture is looking superb and I'm getting a steady 92% signal from my ancient rooftop antenna and peaked at 94%.. Not sure if it's in full 5.1 DD since I haven't hooked up my tv optical audio out to my receiver but rather just listening to its BBE full sonicpath system :P

k, i done my part, i'm off to enjoy the show
post #89 of 413
Between this and the SuperBowl it's really beginning to seem that 1080i displays don't do 720p video justice.

It looks great to me on my 1080i/720p CRT.
post #90 of 413
Looks good on my computer monitor. Very sharp, although I noticed a little bit of "ringing" around the podium shots of Ian Mckellan and especially Renee Zellweger (sort of appears as a slight double-image around the outlines of their bodies).
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