Raider of the Lost Ark

Bachstrad

Novice Member

richard plumb

Distinguished Member
I suppose they're showing the trilogy over the next three weekends, which conveniently ends a few days before the 4th movie comes out.

BTW, this is conflicting with Lost on skyoneHD. How are boxes with recording two things at once in HD? I'm a bit wary. Would it be easier to record lost in SD for a few weeks? Or could I watch Indiana jones live and it'd be less stress on the box?

don't want both to be messed up by my box crashing
 

Nivek TT

Distinguished Member
I'll have to try and remember to set it from the EPG when I get home. Weird its not on the sky.com TV Guide :confused:

Btw, I'm liking the new Sky.com TV Guide, much easier to use and MUCH quicker to browse than the box's EPG - remote record is brilliant! Just a shame it appears to be wrong in places :mad:

I'm away for the weekend so I'm planning to record both Lost and ROTLA. I've recorded two HD channels simultaneously before without a problem (on Friday nights Dirty Sexy Money often clashes with a movie).
 

Bachstrad

Novice Member
I'll have to try and remember to set it from the EPG when I get home. Weird its not on the sky.com TV Guide :confused:

Btw, I'm liking the new TV Guide, much easier to use and quicker to browse than the box's EPG. Just a shame it appears to be wrong in places :mad:
Yes, more than a little frustrating!

As the BBC are when they don't 'simulcast' their HD programs .... 'The Invisibles' last night being a classic example, I nearly watched the SD version in error! :rolleyes:

ATB

Max
 
IBTW, this is conflicting with Lost on skyoneHD. How are boxes with recording two things at once in HD? I'm a bit wary. Would it be easier to record lost in SD for a few weeks? Or could I watch Indiana jones live and it'd be less stress on the box?

don't want both to be messed up by my box crashing
It will record these both in HD fine - If not then the box is pretty useless (As one day most programs will be HD)
 

Gae

Novice Member
I didn't even know it was on BBC HD......brilliant!! :thumbsup:

I'm amazed that this can be shown in HD especially as it hasn't been released on HD DVD at all. I know its an older film and we've all seen it dozens of times but its still a scoop to get this classic movie in HD!!!

Gae

P.S. I noticed "National Treasure" is in HD too on Bank Holiday Monday. Finally, once more, the BBC show some decent movies on BBC HD. :thumbsup:
 

Nivek TT

Distinguished Member
I wouldn't get your hopes up too much. Worth checking out but I doubt it'll be up to Zulu or Italian Job standard.
 

Bachstrad

Novice Member
I wouldn't get your hopes up too much. Worth checking out but I doubt it'll be up to Zulu or Italian Job standard.
I doubt we'll have DD5.1 either! :mad:

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Max
 

Gae

Novice Member
I doubt we'll have DD5.1 either!

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Max
You guys are just too fussy. :D

Personally, I'm quite happy to listen to it in stereo. I was there on release back in 81 and I'm pretty certain it was in plain old stereo in my Cinema back then so you could argue that it's more authentic that way. :smashin:

Gae
 

Smurkenstein

Novice Member
Thanks for the heads up :smashin: I took my kids to see the Raiders of the Lost Ark show at MGM studios some weeks back - now they can see the movie :)
 

Bachstrad

Novice Member
You guys are just too fussy. :D

Personally, I'm quite happy to listen to it in stereo. I was there on release back in 81 and I'm pretty certain it was in plain old stereo in my Cinema back then so you could argue that it's more authentic that way. :smashin:

Gae
I wouldn't mind that, plenty of films on Sky are only in stereo. ;)

However, the BBC seem to like broadcasting DD2 on their HD channel, but annoyingly 'flag' it as DD5.1. They even do this with films that are known to have a DD5.1 soundtrack. :rolleyes:

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Max
 

linkster

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It will record these both in HD fine - If not then the box is pretty useless (As one day most programs will be HD)
You can record two channels at once?? Is that standard Sky functionality or do you need two cables going into the one box? I've got a standard Sky HD installation
 

Bachstrad

Novice Member
You can record two channels at once?? Is that standard Sky functionality or do you need two cables going into the one box? I've got a standard Sky HD installation
The Sky HD box has two tuners, so with a 'standard' Sky HD installation you should have two feeds (cables), one for each tuner. This will allow simultaneous recording of two channels, whilst watching a recorded program from the planner. HTH.

EDIT: If you have the 'shotgun' type cable, it may only appear to be one cable, but it is in fact two 'joined' together.

ATB

Max
 

Stephen Neal

Distinguished Member
You can record two channels at once?? Is that standard Sky functionality or do you need two cables going into the one box? I've got a standard Sky HD installation
Yep - Sky+ and Sky+ HD both allow recording of two channels whilst watching a recording, or recording one channel and watching another channel live.

The boxes have two tuners (both capable of the DVB-S and DVB-S2 standards used for SD and HD), and are fed from two outputs of an LNB (Sky usually fit a quad). Installers can either run two single cables from the dish to your Sky+/Sky+HD box or a dual cable (often called shotgun because it is two cables joined together that looks like the profile of a double barrel shotgun)
 

richard plumb

Distinguished Member
do broadcasters get special rates for these showings, when they are clearly aiding promotion of upcoming movies? eg do they get to show them without using up their 'play count', or get a discounted rate?

I noticed ITV showed Matrix Reloaded with a 'special introduction' which amounted to not much more than a 5 minute advert for speed racer.
 

Bachstrad

Novice Member
Yep - Sky+ and Sky+ HD both allow recording of two channels whilst watching a recording, or recording one channel and watching another channel live.

The boxes have two tuners (both capable of the DVB-S and DVB-S2 standards used for SD and HD), and are fed from two outputs of an LNB (Sky usually fit a quad). Installers can either run two single cables from the dish to your Sky+/Sky+HD box or a dual cable (often called shotgun because it is two cables joined together that looks like the profile of a double barrel shotgun)
Didn't I already say that an hour ago? :D

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Max
 

Martin J.

Novice Member
Personally, I'm quite happy to listen to it in stereo. I was there on release back in 81 and I'm pretty certain it was in plain old stereo in my Cinema back then so you could argue that it's more authentic that way.
Hardly, all that meant was that you had a crappy cinema.

All the 35mm prints of Raiders had Dolby surround tracks, and the 70mm prints had six-channel, discrete magnetic soundtracks.
 

Prime Time

Active Member
Will definitely be setting the box to record this movie.

Its been a long time since I watched this classic and it is going to be a long time before any Blu-ray release comes out.
 

linkster

Member
I really hope it's better than DVD. HD broadcasts can be so hit and miss - Gladiator was a massive disappointment
 

Adama

Novice Member
We all know what'll happen - Brilliant picture quality - 2.0 Dolby Stereo, flagged as 5.1 - I'll bet money on it! :(
 

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