or Connect
AVS › AVS Forum › HDTV › HDTV Programming › Dancing with the Stars...on ABC...in HD!
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:

Dancing with the Stars...on ABC...in HD! - Page 171

post #5101 of 5460
When the tickertape started to drop when the winner was announced, my HD picture became a sea of mpeg artifacts. Truly horrible. Did anyone else experience this?

Verizon FiOS, New Jersey.
post #5102 of 5460
Quote:
Originally Posted by Matt_Stevens View Post

When the tickertape started to drop when the winner was announced, my HD picture became a sea of mpeg artifacts. Truly horrible. Did anyone else experience this?

I typically notice such and I don't remember seeing the image breakup. Now my recording stopped right about then (I recorded the news afterwards as it looked like they were running late) so I could have missed it while I switched from one recording to the other... not paying as much attention. I record OTA and the station roughly sends out 16Mbps (average).
post #5103 of 5460
Quote:
Originally Posted by Matt_Stevens View Post

When the tickertape started to drop when the winner was announced, my HD picture became a sea of mpeg artifacts. Truly horrible. Did anyone else experience this?
Verizon FiOS, New Jersey.
It was simply AWFUL!!!
My local ABC channel is so bitstarved even during the dancing I get a macroblocking mess. During the confetti drop it was so gad-awful even my wife and kids noticed eek.gif now thats got to be bad wink.gif
Charles R, I'm VERY envious of you, I'd guess my local ABC channel is running <5mbps, the 2hr finale was a pitiful 7GBs, 3.5GBs/hr. is just way to compressed for quality HD(even 720p) motion or not mad.gif
post #5104 of 5460
Quote:
Originally Posted by jjeff View Post

Charles R, I'm VERY envious of you, I'd guess my local ABC channel is running <5mbps, the 2hr finale was a pitiful 7GBs, 3.5GBs/hr. is just way to compressed for quality HD(even 720p) motion or not mad.gif

I don't think our locals are anything to brag about...

ABC - 5.6GB per hour (only one show to compare)
CBS - 7.2GB per hour
NBC - roughtly the same as CBS
FOX - 6.7GB per hour
CW - 5GB per hour (only one show to compare)
PBS - 12.5Mbps - switched to 720p since 1080i looked so bad (tons of sub channels)
post #5105 of 5460
ABC- 3.5GB/hr 720p, OK HD, awful macroblocking, 2 SD sub but a ton of bandwidth allocated to MDTV rolleyes.gif
CBS-6.6 GB/hr 1080i, great looking HD, best in my market, no subs
NBC-6 GB/hr 1080i, very good looking HD, minimal macroblocking, 1 Wx sub
FOX-5.8 GB/hr 720p, decent HD, very minimal macroblocking, 1 SD sub
CW-6.1 GB/hr 1080i, very good HD, minimal macroblocking, 2 SD subs
PBS-5.4GB/hr 1080i, very good HD, minimal macroblocking, 1 SD sub

I don't really have a problem with most of the majors in my market, NBC can get blocky with lots of strobes or confetti but my ABC is really the pits which is bad for a HD intensive program like DWTS frown.gif What really kills me is they waste so much bandwidth on something like MDTV that basically no one watches!
All GB file sizes are for a 1hr program, file size as reported by my Tivo HD.
post #5106 of 5460
Thread Starter 
Announced that the new season will start March 18, 2013. So look for the cast announcement around Valentine's Day 2013.

EDIT: corrected the date.
Edited by humdinger70 - 12/5/12 at 10:42am
post #5107 of 5460
Divide the amount of space per hour in GB by .45 to roughly get the average transport stream rate in Mb/s.3.5GB in one hour would be around 7.8 Mb/s total. That includes the audio and overhead so subtract about a half a meg and that's around 7.3 Mb/s. That's not too bad ... for a SD DVD.
post #5108 of 5460
Quote:
Originally Posted by TVOD View Post

..... That's not too bad ... for a SD DVD.
biggrin.gif Thanks for the trick to getting Mb/s, I agree, SD DVDs(480i) can top out at 10Mb/s, 7.3Mb/s for 720p HD eek.gif
post #5109 of 5460
FOX used to be nearly that low. One time I captured a House and the entire hour fit on a DVD. On Fox it wasn't too bad at 24fps with the single encoding by the splicer system. Since they upgraded the satellite distribution bitrate it's usually around 15-16 Mb/s. There are several programs to show bitrate such as TSReader.
post #5110 of 5460
Thread Starter 
Time to revive this thread!

New season coming. Hopefully ratings will be better than the all-star season.

Reveal of celebs and pros on Good Morning America, Tuesday, February 26, 2013.
post #5111 of 5460
I really wonder how they will follow up last season which IMO was terrific smile.gif If they learned anything I hope they eliminate the obviously bad stars, IMO a bad star going much further than they should really detracts from a otherwise great show.
humdinger70, we'll have to hope you don't get run over by a beer truck..... this has to be one of the longest ongoing threads still actively frequented by the OP biggrin.gif
post #5112 of 5460
post #5113 of 5460
IIRC, they announced Maks' retirement during last season.
post #5114 of 5460
Quote:
Originally Posted by Mac The Knife View Post

IIRC, they announced Maks' retirement during last season.

My first guess is that we'll see Kiki promoted from the troop to take his spot since Kiki was so well known and had such a good reputation when he was a junior ballroom competitor.
post #5115 of 5460
Thread Starter 
First celebrity announce. Saw this via ESPN web site. Baltimore Ravens wide receiver Jacoby Jones (who scored two TDs including the 108-yard kickoff return to start the second half of Super Bowl 47) will be a competitor.
post #5116 of 5460
The season 16 cast has been announced:

http://news.yahoo.com/dorothy-hamill-andy-dick-among-dancing-stars-151507100--spt.html

My early faves (based entirely on personal likes) are Kellie Pickler, Aly Raisman and maybe Zendaya (who I hear shows off her dancing skills on "Shake It Up"-my house does not currently get Disney Channel, so I have not seen that show).

I see Zendaya's last name is Coleman...I wonder if she is related to season 3 powerhouse Monique Coleman?
post #5117 of 5460
Thread Starter 
Two new pros this season, no Maks.
post #5118 of 5460
ALY RAISMAN - MARK BALLAS

ANDY DICK - SHARNA BURGESS

D.L. HUGHLEY - CHERYL BURKE

DOROTHY HAMILL - TRISTAN MACMANUS

INGO RADEMACHER - KYM JOHNSON

JACOBY JONES - KARINA SMIRNOFF

KELLIE PICKLER - DEREK HOUGH

LISA VANDERPUMP - GLEB SAVCHENKO

VICTOR ORTIZ - LINDSAY ARNOLD

WYNONNA JUDD - TONY DOVOLANI

ZENDAYA COLEMAN - Val Chmerkovskiy


Actually three new pros: Gleb, Lindsay and Sharna. So my guess was wrong and the dissed Kiki and went with Gleb instead. Lindsay was one of the ballroom girls from SYTYCD last season and Sharna is another Aussie from Burn The Floor like Kym.

Dorothy Hamill was one of my first childhood crushes, so I guess I have to back her, but she must be pushing close to 60 yo if not older since she's a few years older than me and the combo of Aly and Mark is going to be hard to beat.
post #5119 of 5460
Some interesting people on this season's list. And the detestable Andy Dick.

When I read he is gone, I will tune in.
post #5120 of 5460
Poor Tony D. What did he do to the producers to keep getting the ladies of greater 'stature'?
post #5121 of 5460
Quote:
Originally Posted by grittree View Post

Some interesting people on this season's list. And the detestable Andy Dick.

When I read he is gone, I will tune in.

That's exactly how I feel. When I saw Jacoby Jones, I thought "I guess I'll schedule this season." Then I read Andy Dick's name and said, " well...I guess I won't."
post #5122 of 5460
You can always record it and then fast-forward through the appearances of contestants you don't like (let's call them "detestants").

As for me, if Anna Trebunskaya is taking the season off, so are my eyes.
post #5123 of 5460
I'm hoping Andy stays around just long enough for Jon Lovitz to show up and beat the crap out of him again.

AFA the contestants that Tony D. gets paired with, I think they do it because he's the most calm tempered and least flappable of the pros. I think this is at least partly due to Tony having less of his ego dependent on his success on DWTS since when the show started, he was still competing and winning American Rhythm championships. Plus Mark and Derek are so small that it's look ridiculous to pair one of them with partners like Wynonna or Kirstie.

Kym is in a similar position on the women's side. Her fame as a ballroom dancer was already assured before she started doing the show and she's naturally cool and calm. Karina also has the championships, but she's just too tightly wound.
post #5124 of 5460
Quote:
Originally Posted by Mac The Knife View Post


AFA the contestants that Tony D. gets paired with, I think they do it because he's the most calm tempered and least flappable of the pros. I think this is at least partly due to Tony having less of his ego dependent on his success on DWTS since when the show started, he was still competing and winning American Rhythm championships. Plus Mark and Derek are so small that it's look ridiculous to pair one of them with partners like Wynonna or Kirstie.

Kym is in a similar position on the women's side. Her fame as a ballroom dancer was already assured before she started doing the show and she's naturally cool and calm. Karina also has the championships, but she's just too tightly wound.
+1 to basically everything you said, and it was nice Tony finally got his DWTS mirror ball last year, well deserved for sure!
AFA what someone said about the duds and not watching, seems a shame to miss all the rest of the great dancing for just a few bad apples, just FF or take a bathroom break, simple as that smile.gif
I will really miss Anna, she wasn't my favorite her first season as I thought she was a bit bitchy or aloof but later seasons she really opened up(aka warmed up) and became one of my favorites. Lacy is also gone, not a favorite but I did enjoy some of her numbers.
My biggest departed favorites would have to be Julianne and Edyta, if Kym and Karina were to leave I don't know what I'd do, hope they stick around!
post #5125 of 5460
We lost Peta this season too which is a bit of a bummer since she inherited the slinky costume crown when Edyta quit. frown.gif
post #5126 of 5460
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by Mac The Knife View Post

We lost Peta this season too which is a bit of a bummer since she inherited the slinky costume crown when Edyta quit. frown.gif
Actually, Peta *will* be there. GMA showed off 11 couples, but it turns out there will be 12.

The last couple will be Peta and 'Bachelor' Sean Lowe. To be announced during The Bachelor finale on March 11.

That's a little bit sneaky don't you think, ABC? eek.gifrolleyes.gif

http://www.examiner.com/article/dwts-12th-couple-will-be-bachelor-sean-lowe-and-pro-peta-murgatroyd
post #5127 of 5460
Huh, that's weird. So does that mean he's going to have less training time than the other competitors before the season starts or was this all just a cheap ploy to try to milk publicity from The Bachelor Finale?

Or was there some some sort of last minute dropout like the one that gave us Melissa Rycroft?
post #5128 of 5460
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by Mac The Knife View Post

Huh, that's weird. So does that mean he's going to have less training time than the other competitors before the season starts or was this all just a cheap ploy to try to milk publicity from The Bachelor Finale?

Or was there some some sort of last minute dropout like the one that gave us Melissa Rycroft?

Doubt he'll get less training time. Probably knew the same time as the others when they were announced on GMA.

Most likely a publicity stunt perpetuated by the producers of 'The Bachelor' and he was asked not to say anything until it was formally announced (as if it was a state secret or something like that).
post #5129 of 5460
Thread Starter 
And away we go! First of the weekly performance BUMPs. 12 couples, 12 possible winners. Who will figure it out? Join us tonight.

And don't forget to tune into Jimmy Kimmel Live tonight as he ("Nostra-Dance-mus") makes his prediction on who wins. biggrin.gif

He's been right 6 out of 11 seasons - there are a lot of bookmakers for the Super Bowl who'd like to have Jimmy's track record (like watching the first game of the season and predicting the Super Bowl winner just from the one game).
post #5130 of 5460
I've seen some ads with Pickler in them. She actually looked like she can dance in the clips. Ali is still probably the favorite, but Pickler might be a darkhorse.
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:
  Return Home
  Back to Forum: HDTV Programming
AVS › AVS Forum › HDTV › HDTV Programming › Dancing with the Stars...on ABC...in HD!