|Originally posted by Lee L|
Talk about setting a standard, I am amazed every time I see one of Bjoern's pages. I never fail to get good info from them.
His EE comparisons of The Phantom Menace should be required reading for every studio exec.
|Originally posted by Randall Morton|
Neither is HBO as far as I'm concerned. When you switch from HDnet to HBO, HBO looks awful. Most of the time HBO does not even show a full 16:9 image.
|Originally posted by David McRoy|
At the risk of rehashing this issue, the main reason HDNet looks better than HBO-HD is because HDNet shows electronic video-based HD while HBO-HD shows film-based HD from pan-and-scanned or cropped HD film transfers.
I stand by my contention that HBO-HD's look is due to either:
a)less resolution due to cropping or P & S to fill the 16:9 raster and/or,
b)less than stellar prints being used compared to, say, CBS-HD primetime film-based HD transfers
Also, note that for decades TV shows and commercials that are film-based are frequently transfered to video from the original camera negatives (then electronically made "positive") and film-to-video transfers done this way look stunning in SD or HD. I don't know for sure but I suspect that a lot of CBS-HD film-based shows may be done this way. I would defer to someone in the industry who knows for sure...someone like mmost or glimme.