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Hi all.


As far as I know, the first couple of seasons of X-Files was shot on 35mm,

I'm not sure how many(please enligthen me). Did they switch to video

at some time?


I'm a great fan of the series, that's why I would love to see it in HD.


By the way, how does the series look on DVD?


Thanks for your time,


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The entire series was shot on 35mm.

Picture quality of the DVD sets was a bit of a disappointment. It seems the MPEG compression was set very high and as a result the dark backgrounds (which the show was famous for) are very blocky.


The first 4 seasons are presented in 4:3 (the way the show was originally aired) and the subsequent seasons are in 16:9.


If you love the show, the DVD sets are very good.

I would not, however, hold my breath for HD versions.
 

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The entire series was shot on 35mm.

Picture quality of the DVD sets was a bit of a disappointment. It seems the MPEG compression was set very high and as a result the dark backgrounds (which the show was famous for) are very blocky.


The first 4 seasons are presented in 4:3 (the way the show was originally aired) and the subsequent seasons are in 16:9.


If you love the show, the DVD sets are very good.

I would not, however, hold my breath for HD versions.


Thanks for straightening me out will the 16 X 9 be anamorphic?
 

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The show was made in 1.78.1 from day one.All they would have to do for the first four Season's is do new transfer.
 

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The show was made in 1.78.1 from day one.All they would have to do for the first four Season's is do new transfer.
That's sad.....I wish they would do that...


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The show was made in 1.78.1 from day one.All they would have to do for the first four Season's is do new transfer.
Correct.

But Fox chose not to make new transfers for the DVD's - making the chances for HD even less likely.
 

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By the way, how does the series look on DVD?

I have the season sets, and they are (as Mike pointed out) a bit disappointing. In addition to compression issues, the source material used was not the cleanest, so you also get artifacts and the like appearing from time-to-time. The quality does seem to improve slightly as you move farther along into the season sets.


It's important to note what size display you will be wathing on...if your viewing on a smaller size 27" tv, then these problems are not that big an issue. However, on my Plasma, these issues are quite noticeable, and obviously worst of all if you are projecting them.


Also, on the Fox chat last week over at the home theater forum, the question was asked as to whether or not we would be seeing a new improved version of Fight the Future, and the answer was a definitive no.


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Also, on the Fox chat last week over at the home theater forum, the question was asked as to whether or not we would be seeing a new improved version of Fight the Future, and the answer was a definitive no.


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That's too bad. But they did say that "Millennium" is coming to DVD (once they finish the X-Files releases). I am looking forward to that!
 

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I will be running from a HTPC to my Barco Graphics 808 on a 96" screen.


Well, as long as the image is sharp and have great colors, I'll be OK.

Some of the LaserDisc releases were VERY good.


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Also, on the Fox chat last week over at the home theater forum, the question was asked as to whether or not we would be seeing a new improved version of Fight the Future, and the answer was a definitive no.
It's been quite a long time since I watched it (before getting my current projector), but I don't recall anything in particular wrong with the anamorphic/DTS release. What's wrong with it? Edge enhancement?
 

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If you love the show, the DVD sets are very good.

I would not, however, hold my breath for HD versions.
Agreed. I haven't been buying movies on DVD as I'm waiting for them on Blu-ray and HD-DVD. However when it comes to TV shows on DVD, I am buying them simply because I don't believe most of them will be reissued in an HD format. Until the past few years nearly all shows were 4:3 anyway. I just don't see the studios thinking that reissues of shows with numerous seasons will be a worthwhile investment.
 
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