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Battlestar Galactica on SciFi HD - Season 4

post #1 of 10191
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Seems there was a thread on this a little while ago but a search didn't turn it up. Anybody know if this will be 1080i and/or DD5.1?
post #2 of 10191
Have you checked the obvious?:

http://www.nbc.com/nbc/header/TV_Schedule/index.html

8:00 PM NBC MOVIE: BATTLESTAR GALACTICA BATTLESTAR GALACTICA All New HDTV
post #3 of 10191
archiguy and dm145.......

First I also looked after getting a copy of the crips-o-gram, that stated NBC = NO HDTV TONIGHT! So I looked here first as you might expect and I likewise could not see the thread on the first few pages of programing. It frankly did not occur to me to look at the NBC site, I just assumed they would disappoint as they usually do! I'll try to record it (HD OTA) just in case, and did set the SD TiVo to record none the less. In the mean time my fingers are crossed. ;-O Good luck to any interested in this program. BTW; it starts (new shows) on SciFi Friday the 14th, SD sorry to say. Maybe it will show up on Uni-HD later?
post #4 of 10191
will the new series of Battlestar Galactica be shown in HD anywhere? i'm not talking about the miniseries, just the new series. i know it's on scifi, so i would imagine i'm out of luck. just wondering if there are plans to re-air the shows on UHD or something.
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Well, UHD shows the Galactica in all its glory in there advertisements constantly so one would hope they will pick it up sometime after airing on Sci-fi. I've emailed UHD a couple of times with no response. My fingers are crossed.....
post #6 of 10191
The showing tonight (Saturday) of the mini-series on NBC at 8 p.m. may be in HD.

Mike G.
post #7 of 10191
HD on directv & dd 5.1
post #8 of 10191
Sure does not look like HD from WVIT-DT in Connecticut!
post #9 of 10191
The one on NBC right now is not in HDTV here (affiliate normally forwards HDTV), but I did see the "avalible in HDTV where avalible " picture when it started, and it is in cropped widescreen....
post #10 of 10191
No HD from WVIT-DT in CT. And only 10 minutes to the first commercial - not a good sign!
post #11 of 10191
I had to call my local station to get them to flip the switch to HD. Not a real sharp HD though - a fairly soft film transfer from what I've seen so far.
post #12 of 10191
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Originally posted by archiguy
Seems there was a thread on this a little while ago but a search didn't turn it up. Anybody know if this will be 1080i and/or DD5.1?

http://www.avsforum.com/avs-vb/showt...hreadid=493076
post #13 of 10191
HD 2.0 in Detroit.
post #14 of 10191
I checked it at the beginning and it wasn't HD, only letterboxed SD. But I rechecked a half-hour later and it was in HD then!
post #15 of 10191
HD 2.0 in Phoenix. Looked a little soft, but was enjoyable. Wish the Sci Fi channel was in HD!
post #16 of 10191
It was excellent HD in Eugene, Oregon.

What a bleak movie! The special effects were great, as was attention to technical details, but there sure were not allot of laughs. Just one to be exact. Very dark movie! I can see why I never heard about that movie until this week.

IB
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First, for those that saw it originally, did they cut enough off for it to be worth watching all the way through (its on my Tivo), 2nd if it was DD5.1, maybe it was because your local OTA has the 5.1 stuck in the "on" position.

2.0 in St. Louis. HD kicked in at the end of the credits.
post #18 of 10191
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Originally posted by turls
First, for those that saw it originally, did they cut enough off for it to be worth watching all the way through (its on my Tivo), 2nd if it was DD5.1, maybe it was because your local OTA has the 5.1 stuck in the "on" position.

2.0 in St. Louis. HD kicked in at the end of the credits.

Just got done watching Galactica on my Comcast 6412............Love this Box
NFL Play-off's and BG both recorded in HD at the same time....... I'm in nirvana.

Since I enjoyed the original 4 hour version it's hard for me to say if the shorter 3 hour version is "worth watching" for you. All I can say is that one can follow the premise of BG even if you was a new viewer that never heard of BG
post #19 of 10191
Yeah, it *was* in 5.1 in Atlanta. It started out as 2.0 flaged as 5.1, and then went to actual 5.1
post #20 of 10191
Seemed to be HD in NYC via NBC's fiber feed to Time Warner Cable. But only watched the start, then DVRed the rest to monitor live golf from Hawaii. Also might have been, unless an NBC insider chimes in, one of those fairly good-quality 1080i wide-screen upconverts, sometimes seen on PBS, that really requires studying fine on-screen details to pin down whether it's an upconvert or not. -- John
post #21 of 10191
I watched it mainly on Citytv Toronto, but I checked in during commercial breaks on NBC Boston and it was HD the whole time.

Citytv will also be broadcasting the series after it airs on Space (Canada's science-fiction channel) and will presumably have it available in HD.
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I never watched the whole mini-series all the way through because it was a little long and drawn out. However, I enjoyed the 3 hour version. It cut out a lot of the filler and stuff that made the mini-series a little slow in my opinion. The mini-series was also a little over the top with the sex in your face stuff - I thought it was toned down well in the 3 hour version.
post #23 of 10191
Wonder........ "if"

SciFi show was a little over 4 hours, and you all know how much time they spend on commercials breaks.

NBC show was three hours and in HD here , I watched a lot of it, and copied it to D-VHS for a later view, seems NBC did not have near the same amount of time in commercials that they had on SciFi.

Do any of the "insiders" here know how much was cut for the NBC version, if any (not deleted stuff)? Actually, I really don't expect anyone who knows to fess up. I would not, as they were pushing the DVD sell through big time!

Bottom line IMHO is some of us got to see it in HD, if not DD5.1, so NBC came through for me, for a change. Win - Win! ;-)
post #24 of 10191
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Originally posted by turls
First, for those that saw it originally, did they cut enough off for it to be worth watching all the way through (its on my Tivo), 2nd if it was DD5.1, maybe it was because your local OTA has the 5.1 stuck in the "on" position.

2.0 in St. Louis. HD kicked in at the end of the credits.

Nothing vital was left out. Some personal tidbits...for example at the end when they were fighting their way out, and only Starbuck and Apollo were still out fighting, the original had Adama call Starbuck on the radio and order her to get back in. The implication was that she would have kept on fighting regardless.

Still not sold on the Starbuck as a female premise, but the actress did a credible job.
post #25 of 10191
"Still not sold on the Starbuck as a female premise, but the actress did a credible job."

Your age is showing........ ROFLOL. BTW; me too on the Starbuck opinion!

It was neat to see a version in HD. Have a great day.
post #26 of 10191
It finished last in the overnight ratings.
post #27 of 10191
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Originally posted by Ken H
It finished last in the overnight ratings.

It has a snowball's chance in you-know-where...it was up against playoff NFL football in primetime.
post #28 of 10191
"It has a snowball's chance in you-know-where...it was up against playoff NFL football in primetime."

Your exactly RIGHT! Sorry to say most here, think the sun revolves around the ball sports, if so, where the HE** is ROLLERBALL-HD?

None the less, football be damned! I enjoyed the SciFi on NBC, for a change. Ken H; is this the type of post you were looking to get? ;-O I do wonder WHY you "mod's" stir the pot so much?

No wonder most here try to "lie, cheat, and steal" to get networks via D*! Can you say SUPER BOWL! DUH! I'm sure this gets you off................ YMMV
post #29 of 10191
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Originally posted by mikey p
"It has a snowball's chance in you-know-where...it was up against playoff NFL football in primetime."

Your exactly RIGHT! Sorry to say most here, think the sun revolves around the ball sports, if so, where the HE** is ROLLERBALL-HD?

None the less, football be damned! I enjoyed the SciFi on NBC, for a change. Ken H; is this the type of post you were looking to get? ;-O I do wonder WHY you "mod's" stir the pot so much?

No wonder most here try to "lie, cheat, and steal" to get networks via D*! Can you say SUPER BOWL! DUH! I'm sure this gets you off................ YMMV

Take a pill.
post #30 of 10191
I'm so glad I bought another HD tuner card so I could record them both.

I was impressed and even shocked by how serious and well done Battlestar Galactica was. I don't know why $95 million sci-fi movies can't be made as well as a cable TV series/special.
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