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Just started to watch this and I can't believe it's just the same as "Patton!" I coulnd't even finish watching it!


Everything is outlined with EE and everyone looks like a wax figure...no visible grain!!!


Do you think we can expect this film to look that way when it comes out on BD, if and when it comes out?


To show it in HD, did they have to do a HD remaster? And if they did, pity on us.
 

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Just happened to notice that it's on, just checked out and your right. It's as bad if not worse than Patton!!!


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Just started to watch this and I can't believe it's just the same as "Patton!".....

Be specific. What HD channel? What cableco & where?
 

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Southern California in O.C. on HDNMV Time Warner Cable channel 421.
 

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Southern California in O.C. on HDNMV Time Warner Cable channel 421.

Thanks, topic title changed.


Now as to your question, in general HDNet does a good job with the HD film transfers they do, but sometimes they will use an existing HD version. In cases like that, the transfer may be considerably less than pristine.


I would strongly hope, and believe, any Blu-ray version gets a dedicated HD transfer.
 

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Just started to watch this and I can't believe it's just the same as "Patton!" I coulnd't even finish watching it!


Everything is outlined with EE and everyone looks like a wax figure...no visible grain!!!


Do you think we can expect this film to look that way when it comes out on BD, if and when it comes out?


To show it in HD, did they have to do a HD remaster? And if they did, pity on us.

Patton looks very good.
 

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It's also probably likely that the film elements are in bad shape, making a pristine high definition transfer impossible. This may be as good as it gets, but it's still a great film.


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Just started to watch this and I can't believe it's just the same as "Patton!" I coulnd't even finish watching it!
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Just happened to notice that it's on, just checked out and your right. It's as bad if not worse than Patton!!!
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Patton looks very good.

Well, that certainly clears that up.
 

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Patton looks very good.

Deep denial.
 

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Just watched some trailers on HDNet and guess what...the "GIANT" teaser scenes they are showing looks like they were taken from the print used on HDNMV in my first post.


Maybe they use the same print or is HDNet and HDNMV one company?


Whatever the reason, here's two stations that have the same print. That really ups the odds that that is what we'll get when it hits BD...fingers crossed that it doesn't!
 

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Originally Posted by inspector /forum/post/14239534


Just watched some trailers on HDNet and guess what...the "GIANT" teaser scenes they are showing looks like they were taken from the print used on HDNMV in my first post.


Maybe they use the same print or is HDNet and HDNMV one company?


Whatever the reason, here's two stations that have the same print. That really ups the odds that that is what we'll get when it hits BD...fingers crossed that it doesn't!

HDNet and HDNet Movies....same company. (HDNet Inc.)
 

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There's no way this presentation was OAR. That could have something to do with it. Looked a little zoomed and cropped to me.
 

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There's no way this presentation was OAR. That could have something to do with it. Looked a little zoomed and cropped to me.

The IMdb entry for "Giant": http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0049261/technical

Shows the aspect ratio of the film was 1.66:1 which is what it appeared to be on the HDNet-movies showing, I could see some black bars on the left and right side with no overscan which would be expected with that aspect ratio.

I believe this was the 50's "VistaVision" aspect ratio.
 

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There's no way this presentation was OAR. That could have something to do with it. Looked a little zoomed and cropped to me.

It was the way the characters looked like wax figures. Actually, everything in the film looked like wax!
 

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I also noticed the 1:66 bars as well as the poor overall (for HD) pq on Giant. They've also run Lilies of the Field recently with the same small sidebars but the pq looked better. Their recent airings of Splendor in the Grass look much better.
 
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