Superman cropped

Discussion in 'Satellite TV, Sky TV & FreeSat' started by Kev12, Sep 8, 2007.

  1. Kev12

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    Looks like Sky have done it again.
     
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    another one ruined imo looks crap.
     
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    The cropping is one thing but the compression artifacts are on another level.
    Some of the scenes remind me of when Snes and Megadrives tried to render lifelike people on the start screen of games.
     
  4. Martin J.

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    It's a Warner movie and Warner aren't supplying any HD broadcast channels with movies in their correct aspect ratio. You can't blame Sky for this one.

    Not quite. :rolleyes:
     
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    Anybody know when it's on again? My stupid box decided to crash half-way through....
     
  6. Martin J.

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    Friday, 19th October at 8pm. That is if it doesn't turn up on Anytime before then.
     
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    Mine too.
     
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    which version of superman is this...the christopher reeves, or newer?
     
  9. Cyril

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    It's REALLY annoying that Sky put on an HD premiere only once (or not at all), and you have to wait a whole month before it re-appears in HD in the planner.
    :mad:
     
  10. roymunsen

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    look at the scene when superman flies with lois. and try watching it with your eyes open this time.
     
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    The Blu-Ray disc of Superman Returns has poor PQ as well, with obvious colour banding in places. This 'film' was shot on video, I suspect that this has a hand in some of the quality issues.
     
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    Does anyone know if the 16:9 is re-sampled to be 1080 lines or is just the 2.35:1 'cropped and zoomed' in which case there will only be some 700-odd lines before upscaling to 1080 ?

    If it is the latter maybe that explains the soft PQ ?

    Jon
     
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    I watched as well. Definitely lower quality than I was expecting.

    The other members of my household annoyed me more though by constantly replying to my moaning with "Stop moaning, it looks better without the silly black bars covering up half the picture". I've tried explaining, but they just wont get it :mad:

    So in reference to Warnor Bros not supplying the correct formats, if it's not corrected, we're gonna be missing out on proper HD versions of:

    Flags of our fathers
    Blood diamond
    300.

    Looks like my blu-ray budget is gonna need a bit of stretching.
     
  14. `BK

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    Well, even with 300 if it wasn't cropped/opened, you just know there'd be tons of "what's with all the grain!!!1" posts :D
     
  15. Martin J.

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    What a ridiculous statement. You described this movie as looking like "Snes and Megadrives trying to render lifelike people on the start screen of games".

    We all know this movie isn't a shining example of HD - on any platform - but to compare it to an early 1990s games console with a maximum resolution of 512×448 is such an overstatement it really is quite nonsensical.
     
  16. ISEEDUMBPEOPLE

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    Last nights airing of SR appeared to be in its OAR. So they either had it in the first place and messed around with it, or obtained it after a few complaints.
     
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    Forgot it was on. :rolleyes:
     
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    Not being funny but Flags of our fathers is a complete bore compared to Letters from Iwo Jima.

    As for cropping you got remeber wasn't it Warner who were refusing any HD material for a long time to SKY?
     

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