Any one else got it on anytime? I think the PQ rubbish and so many shots look grainy and unfocused.
wasn't it the same on BBC HD, therefore that will be how the master is and therefore not Sky's fault?I take back my last post, aspect ratio changed after the titles so the whole film has been cropped and now I'm not going to bother watching it, well done sky for ruining a great film
Will check this later tonight.
So who did master this then? Who is to blame for this ameteur HD master?
how so ? (in simple speak, please)
Same point I think. Armageddon was 520 and I said HD should really be 720 or better.... Didn't I?
ATB,It was 1080i ..... You watched it in 576i because you'd been watching an SD channel before you watched Armageddon in Anytime. This is a software bug which comes into play because your TV is set to 'Auto' in the resolution settings > 1080i - 720p - Auto!
I think that HD should refer to images shot at resolutions of 720i and above, not dodgy upscales. I agree that the quality of this broadcast was better than SD but to be honest the upscaler in my telly does as good a job on dense SD stuff.
With all due respect, you come accross as though you haven't got a clue what you are talking about...HD has nothing to do with the way a movie was shot but everything to do with the way the disc or broadcast ha been encoded...
It was 1080i ..... You watched it in 576i because you'd been watching an SD channel before you watched Armageddon in Anytime. This is a software bug which comes into play because your Sky HD box is set to 'Auto' in the resolution settings > 1080i - 720p - Auto!
Maybe I was just unclear. I was referring to shows or movies that we shot without HD in mind. If you take a show like Star Trek TNG, which is showing on Sky HD, the definition isn't there to begin with so all the broadcaster has to work with is the original transfer. When it's shown on HD it can only be as good as the source material.
My point about Armageddon is that while it looked better than a SD broadcast, I don't believe it was much better than the DVD version.
BTW. I work as a broadcast engineer, I do have some working knowledge on the subject. With all due respect.
My apologies Max,
You are right, I went directly from a 1080 HD picture to Anytime and it played Armageddon reporting 1080. Very interesting. Still not sure about the PQ though.