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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2009-08-18

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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RE[5]: DVD Quality
by ilovebeer on Tue 28th Feb 2012 17:08 in reply to "RE[4]: DVD Quality"
ilovebeer Member since:
2011-08-08

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..

You're welcome to think Predator looks fantastic. But the general consensus disagrees. It's common knownledge the quality of Predator both on DVD and bluray is less than stellar.

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.

Very very little of Lost takes place on a beach, and it has very little CGI. So basically you're just talking out of your ass.

You don't need to feel so defensive -- nobody really cares about your personal opinions on this stuff, it's just the blatantly wrong info that needs to be corrected.

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RE[6]: DVD Quality
by lucas_maximus on Tue 28th Feb 2012 22:11 in reply to "RE[5]: DVD Quality"
lucas_maximus Member since:
2009-08-18

This is what I hate about the internet, "You are wrong and I am right" over something that is down to perception. I get defensive when someone blatantly (or deliberately) misses the point of the entire post and goes into talking about whether the video is mathematically correct ... :| ... The point was originally was

decent upscaler + existing DVD collection != you have to get everything again in hidef.

Predator on standard definition good CRT TV (like the one I mentioned) look fantastic and enjoy the movie (and I have seen it in the cinema), so if it looks good upscaled ... well bonus!

Whether it is a videophile's wet dream I do not care.

As for Lost, it started out on a beach. In many scenes they were on a beach (including some guy making a massive SOS outta stones and then is told to stop by the black lady that did have cancer) ... so you know you have to forgive me for thinking quite a lot of it took place on a beach, because quite a lot of it ... did.

:-|

Edited 2012-02-28 22:16 UTC

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