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We were watching the very entertaining "Comet Collision" on Discovery HD Theater sunday night, and one of the HD commercials was for the Shuttle launch in "beautiful high definition".

The commercial actually showed the launch, then the shuttle climbing away from the pad, and rolling on it's belly...damn they were FANTASTIC.

The images were crystal clear, looking through a window. The only catch was when, and at the end of the commercial..."coming soon to Discover HD Theater".

Sounds like Mark got his price. ;)
 

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Both sonically and visually the old IMAX The Dream is Alive DVD is way better than the HDnet HD Discovery liftoff. The launch cameras were too far away and the audio was simply unimpressive.I applaud Mark Cuban's efforts but he should have reviewed the IMAX film to see how it was done and looked to improve on it.


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did you happen to read the STS # or shuttle ID on the side of the craft? was it Discovery? could be stock footage from some filmed nasa source...
That would seem pretty cheesy on Discovery's part, to take old footage, run the promo right after this latest launch.

I doubt it, I recall a blurb about "NASA returning to flight"....and I do recall DISCOVERY written on the side of the shuttle.

I'll repost when/if I see it pop up on "discovery.com"
 

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At least from a marketing/advertising standpoint, you'd think Discovery would want to use footage of the Discovery shuttle. Heck, wouldn't take too much post processing to turn the Discovery lettering on the bird to "Discovery.com" :)
 

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Supposedly, the reference standard for shuttle launches in HD is the one on Digital Video Essentials, which I have. And since all the launches are pretty much identical, I'm not anxious to see the launch of Discovery in HD.
 

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WOW.

What could be more of a "must see" if you're an American and have HDTV.?
for the record, not everyone ties science and jingo together.
 

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For the record, HDNet aired continuous (iirc 6hrs or so) coverage of the last launch which was stellar!
 

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For the record, HDNet aired continuous (iirc 6hrs or so) coverage of the last launch which was stellar!
Yeah, and those of us who don't have HDNet (Comcast) are still waiting for Discovery HD's program.
 

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We were watching the very entertaining "Comet Collision" on Discovery HD Theater sunday night, and one of the HD commercials was for the Shuttle launch in "beautiful high definition".

The commercial actually showed the launch, then the shuttle climbing away from the pad, and rolling on it's belly...damn they were FANTASTIC.

The images were crystal clear, looking through a window. The only catch was when, and at the end of the commercial..."coming soon to Discover HD Theater".

Sounds like Mark got his price. ;)
This is really good news... sometimes NASA shows pictures from the Shuttle looking back at Earth... I'd love to see those in HD too.


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No doubt. It's too bad they couldn't get it on in a more timely fashion. For those that didn't see it on HDNet I suppose it would still be a definite must watch though.
 
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