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Robocop on C5

Discussion in 'TV Show Forum' started by James45, Jun 30, 2003.

  1. James45

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    Did anyone watch it last night, where the hell do channel five get their copies from?!? I don't think I have ever seen this film in worse condition, it wasn't even up to VHS standards. It should not have made it on the air
    It was covered in grain, dirt flecks, hairs, scratches. The colours were heavily washed out and there was sod all detail in the picture. Is it a case of Channel Five spending less on poor quality copy of the film?
     
  2. Kazuya Mishima

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    What's the DVD picture quality like?

    Recently I have been impressed with Five's film coverage and quality compared to before.

    I saw Robocop last night and agree with your assessment about the quality - ITV used to show (I felt) a LOT of films at this standard.
     
  3. James45

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    Not sure... but its on my 'to get" list.

    Five have been improving of late with but this was horrific... you would think there would be certain standards of broadcast quality.
     
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    Says this from a bloke who can't see EE.
     
  5. James45

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    Nathan read THX1138's review of Gangs of New York, it backs up what I was saying. Other than that you're asking for a Smackdown fella.:smoke:
     
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    Dumb questions coming up.... what's "EE" ?
     
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    Maybe five were sold a duff print unknowingly.

    Their screening of the new series of CSI is about the best quality picture of anything currently on UK terrestrial TV so you can't knock them too much.

    That said, our lucky friends in the States get it in HD :(
     
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    Apparently not. Other than some very basic requirements of the ITC from commerical stations, they can pretty much put out whatever crap they want.
     
  10. James45

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    yeh I was just talking about their film output, their regular series are about the best image quality on terrestrial.
     
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    Funnily enough I've been meaning to post about c5's broadcast quality for ages. They seem to be able to make any film look like a b movie. I don't know what it is but every film they broadcast looks terrible. It's so bad I've actually given up watching any movies they show (which is a pain because they have had a few good ones over the past few weeks!).
     
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    Strange how C5's image quality improves dramatically during ad breaks and news updates in the middle of the film.....:rolleyes:
     
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    Good point.

    I also need to turn my amp's volume down from around -25 to -30 when the ad breaks come on during CSI, Boomtown and The Shield... yet five, or any other commerical station, will not admit that they do broadcast the adverts louder than the programming content :rolleyes: ]
     
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    Ugh, do NOT get me started. Many's the time I've literally hurt my ears when they go to commercials in the middle of a Babylon 5 episode on Bravo.
     
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    No it isn't!...........................The Fimbles is better!


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    Yes CSI I noticed how good the quality of it was in some scenes you can see every pore on their faces. Just makes me wonder what HD would be like.
     
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    I remember reading an article on a web site recently on this topic, can't remember the site though.

    But it basically said that the adverts are not broadcast louder but that the dB range they use is smaller than say DD.

    In DD the loudest sounds (explosions etc) may be at 100dB and the quietest at say 20dB with normal speach at 75dB using the whole dB range available. Adverts on the other hand use a smaller range say 50dB to 90dB, so things that should be quieter (such as background music etc) is broadcast at nearly the same dB value as main speach etc giving the overall impression of the advert being louder.

    That was the general drift of the article.
     
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    mikeq - sounds like a classic case of spin to me, basically what they're saying is:

    "It's not actually louder but will definitely sound louder"

    :nono:
     
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    Well I think what they are saying is that the bits that would normally be quiet are in fact louder, compared to your normal viewing.

    But the overall volume is not louder, I think, oh no I'm confused now :rotfl:
     
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    "Mother freaker!"

    "freak off!"

    "Ah freak it!"

    "We're freaked now!"
     

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