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saw star wars in a true digital theater in san diego.

1st off, it is no TECHNICOLOR, NOT EVEN CLOSE.

it is true that it looked crystal clean, no scratches, no transfer errors,

no fadeouts, edges were razor sharp.

BUT IT DID NOT LOOK ALIVE. IT LOOKED DEAD.

why? there were no graduations of shade and color.

look at an Ansel Adams photo, look at a 60mm print of

lawrence of arabia, they have rich saturated colors and

the grey scale has fine divisions from white to pure black.

what i saw on the other hand, was flat and 2 dimensional

it looked boring. TOO DIGITAL.

FILM IS STILL BETTER, RECORDS SOUND BETTER THAN CDS,

FILM CAMERAS ARE BETTER THAN DIGITAL. THE EARTH IS ROUND.

YOU MUST DIE SOME DAY. YOU MUST PAY TAXES. ELVIS WAS KING.

(WHERE AM I GOING WITH THIS- JUST POINTING OUT THAT

SOMETIMES YOU CANT IMPROVE THINGS- IF YOU TRY YOU MAKE

THEM WORSE)
 

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Originally posted by snakeman:


"saw star wars in a true digital theater in san diego.

1st off, it is no TECHNICOLOR, NOT EVEN CLOSE.

it is true that it looked crystal clean, no scratches, no transfer errors,

no fadeouts, edges were razor sharp.


BUT IT DID NOT LOOK ALIVE. IT LOOKED DEAD.


why? there were no graduations of shade and color.

look at an Ansel Adams photo, look at a 60mm print of

lawrence of arabia, they have rich saturated colors and

the grey scale has fine divisions from white to pure black.

what i saw on the other hand, was flat and 2 dimensional

it looked boring.


TOO DIGITAL.


FILM IS STILL BETTER.


FILM CAMERAS ARE BETTER THAN DIGITAL."

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Thank you, thank you! Long live Technicolor and 35/70mm film!... :)


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Well, I watched ep2 for the first time on a film theater yesterday and I was not impressed. I expected to see superb image quality compared to my ht but it wasn't any better. I really expected a good picture and was set on not noticing any artifacts/bugs.


-The black-level was almost as bad as with my LCD-projector

-The picture had geometry faults because the projector was too far to the right

-/+The edges of the picture were fading (not sure if this is good or bad) :)

-The bright areas of the picture flickered badly and gave me a headache

-There was a very obvious texture to the picture (just as visible as on my LCD) which was static when the onscreen picture moved, probably a product of the screen

-The picture looked like the projector was vibrating all the time

-The picture was filled with vertical lines which probably are a product of the screen

-The picture was noisy and had lots of scratches (LOTS)

-The middle of the screen had a thin vertical black line which showed in all bright scenes

-The seats were hard and my ass hurt afterwards ;)

-People talked a lot :)

-Sound really is better at home when the neighbours are gone


+No screendoor :)

+Colors were very good


In short, it was a confidence boost for my HT, and this is supposed to be a good theater (Focus Kino in Tromsø). I really liked the movie, except for the sissy bits and some other details, but the things that were good were really great. The pre-movie ads were run from a digital projector, there was no visible screendoor, a very uniform picture, some vertical banding, some chroma bug, some de-interlacing artifacts but overall a very good picture. My friends told me I was crazy! :) Maybe they're right.



Tor Arne


PS! I'm buying the DVD ASAP!
 

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Well Snakeman, the older I get, I just don't seem to have the audio and visual acuity I once had.

Maybe I'll be able to get audio and visual implants that will enhance my experience, and be able to beat the IRS! LOL!!

Cheers, VB
 
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