Originally Posted by afiggatt
Everybody Loves Raymond ran for 9 (!) seasons. The last 6 seasons were done in HD, the first 3 in SD. So 2/3rds of the episodes that will be shown were originally done for HD.
Like I said, didn't care for the show, so didn't know that. Comments based upon original 4:3 content being crop-n-chopped for 16:9.
Yes, for many people HD=16:9. For me, HD can mean 4:3 pillar bar'd into the HD 16:9 frame and I don't mean upconvert NTSC SD material either, I do mean remastered from the original film. If orignally shot on NTSC video tape, then the DVD releases are good enough.
The good news is that Star Trek: TOS was left in OAR and reportedly Seinfeld was redone in OAR for HD.
Unfortunately ST:TOS was done HD-DVD. Maybe they'll redo it on Blu-Ray and reduce the price - A LOT. Paramount has always overpriced Trek product.
As for Seinfeld
, personnally I could case less. I never got into that show. I hate it even more since the local affiliate airs it between the late local news and Nightline. While I know it isn't the show's fault, but I still blame it on that series