In typical ABC fashion, Mission Impossible looks soft and very DVD-like. ABC might be making progress on the color changing problem, as I only noticed it about 30 times during the entire show. I'm glad ABC preserves OAR though.
I wasn't at home and could not catch the HD version, but I saw that at the beginning of the NTSC version on cable it said "presented in HDTV where available" at the bottom of the screen. Is this new for ABC? I'm glad to see them advertising HD like they do on CBS.
Originally posted by ADebar In typical ABC fashion, Mission Impossible looks soft and very DVD-like.
Sure, not perfect but wowee, you compare the picture and format NSTC viewers were getting compared to what us HD'ers are seeing... OAR, great color and pretty good res. I'm sure that at least through my HD100 I never see the kind of needle sharp res on ABC that CBS seems to routinely deliver, presumably my STB munges it a bit. But overall, I'm impressed with the presentation (the movie sucks; Tom Cruise should be ashamed of himself for hijacking this American Classic).
I have no complaints. It looked great, it was typical HD quality. I am very happy they preserved the 2.3:1 aspect ratio. I had my other TV turned on to normal NTSC, it was 4x3 full screen pan and scan and it sucks. Some scenes with 2 people showed only 1 on the 4x3 ! Talk about preserving the director's cut !
Thank you ABC, you are doing the right thing. But we want more of this HD!
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