Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 24th Feb 2012 21:59 UTC
Multimedia, AV An interesting anecdote at MinimalMac about television being broken. The author's young daughter, who is growing up in a Netflix/Hulu/iTunes/etc. household, was confronted with actual TV for the first time, and wonders why she can't pick what to watch, why the shows are being interrupted all the time, and so on. Clearly - TV is broken.
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RE[4]: DVD Quality
by lucas_maximus on Tue 28th Feb 2012 08:23 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: DVD Quality"
lucas_maximus
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Sorry I don't really care what other videophiles think. I chose Predator because the filming and colours on a standard definition television (Sony WEGA CRT that I had) looks fantastic. That is what I am comparing it to..

Anyway Predator has a huge amount of greens, the human eye can see more different greens than any other colour. Also the film looks pretty good almost 30 years later.

I also mentioned Apocalypse now, which on blu-ray is fantastically clear.

Anyway I said the quality is "good enough". My DVDs don't look stretched and blocky and I don't have to buy Blu-rays or download a newer Hi-Def copy. That is the whole point of upscaling anyway.

TBH you can argue the toss all day about what looks best it is purely subjective topic.

I think Lost looks like any of TV series on a beach, newer films with all their CGI effects look weird on hi-def television because everything is a little too crisp. I rather watch something like Generation Kill in hi-def than crap like Lost even if the "quality" isn't there.

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