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aliens on c4

Discussion in 'TV Show Forum' started by MrFurious, May 19, 2003.

  1. MrFurious

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    it seems to me that the pic quality is better than usual for this,i saw it on itv once and it was crappy....and its in widescreen,maybe thats why it seems better??
     
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    Its not because it was the Directors Cut was it?
     
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    couldn't believe terrestrial last night three of the five channels were transmitting in widescreen showing aliens special edition on 4, Sweet and Lowdown on 2 and Fled on 1.
     
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    For once a film on DTV with better pic quality than the DVD version (R1 in my case).
     
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    well they were all coming up as 14:9 zoom material so they weren't in the proper aspect ratio

    EDIT: ignore me, you're right it was 16:9
     
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    I was getting a proper 16x9 image on my freeview Digital TV, but I agree, the picture quality was a damned sight better than the muddy, grainy R1 DVD.

    It was the directors cut as well, I love those Auto-sentries!

    Mark
     
  7. MrFurious

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    so it wasnt just me who thought it was a good pic,hope the new r1 dvd can improve on the alien legacy aliens.....also did you watch the mark kermode doc afterwards?
     
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    I'm gonna be well annoyed if the PQ on the new Aliens re-release is really good..

    Ah well there's a way around that! :)
     
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    I saw a bit of it via digital terrestrial (netgem I-player) connected via RGB scart to a Sony KE-32TS2 plasma, i was really suprised about the picture quality! so much so, that I played the DVD at the same time (also connected via RGB scart) and switched from live TV to the THX mastered R2 Special Edition DVD. I hate to admit (considering my DVD player is a lot more expensive than the freeview box) it but I was unable to see much difference, both looked like they came from the same transfer. Now thats what I call good quality TV, it can be done!

    Maybe i'll compare the R1 and R2 some time because I didnt think the R2 was much different from Channel 4, same amount of grain. Perhaps the R1 is a worse transfer than R2...

    Why the BBC decided to transmit the old 4:3 pan and scan grainy mess that was Indiana Jones on sunday night was another question.
     
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    You want to see my terrestrial broadcast on my TV. It'll make you think the DVD is a top quality transfer. :eek: :D
     
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    I missed it but when DTTV is done right it is up to DVD standards!!:)
     

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