Torchwood HD - Yukk

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  1. Dextur

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    Anbody else catch ep1 of series 2 last night?

    Not sure if this was a one off issue but the so called "HD" was appaling.
     
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    I havent seen this episode yet, but series one had superb picture quality.
     
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    I didn't notice anything wrong with it, thought it was as good as anything else I have seen on HD
     
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    Yes, I thought this was very poor compared to the first series, the daylight shots were not to bad, but the night time shots were appalling, really grainy with a high noise content, this is not the first program recently on the BBC to suffer like this, Jools Hollands New Year show was poor as well.
     
  5. Dextur

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    Agreed, the close up stuff was fine as well , quite detailed in fact. But anything with a large expanse of background information and /or an area of blacks was flat out terrible. As I say possibly the worst I've ever seen on a BBC HD transmission, so much noise I was deafened.
     
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    Picture quality was a big let down after season 1, I also didn't enjoy the episode at all.
    Far to much shirt lifting for me :(
     
  7. Dextur

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    Still surprised how poor some scenes where, really not sure how they are doing such a bad job or what is going wrong, but it's super bad in places, far worse than the SD transmission.
     
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    I don't have access to the HD broadcasts but watched last night's SD broadcast upscaled and thought it looked pretty good. By the way does the HD broadcast carry a logo/dog?

    All the best
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    I watched this weeks episode in SD as well, I couldn't be bothered to go into the other room and watch it in HD, not sure if it's just sloth or it really didn't make that much difference:)


    I suspect the usual :censored: the broadcasters spew out as to ease of channel identification in this multichannel age is the reason for a DOG.
     
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    Commitment. That's what I like to see.:D

    Cheers
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  11. Dextur

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    Ye the normal BBC HD logo, which in torchwoods case I'm convinced is a mis advertising, they should put it on the all new LD (low def) channel. So much noise in some scenes I can 't hear the program over the 5.1 :p
     
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    No BBC HD for me then.

    Regards
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    Should state Bri, that only applies to Torchwood, almost all the other BBC HD stuff is excellent.
     
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    Without doubt Torchwood series 2,is by far the worst HD programme on any of the HD channels at present.

    It is soley down to fast production over the application of attention to detail,fast filming techniques with poor lighting setups.
    What should be a flagship of BBC HD content is actually a liability.

    I just don't bother to watch it as the grain is so obtrusive.There is no excuse for excessive grain.It is just laziness on the part of the Director and DOP.
     
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    I don't like logos at all. It seems daft to me that they attempt to improve the picture quality and then ruin it with a logo. I'll stick with Blu-ray and HD DVD for my hi def fix for now.:smashin:

    Cheers
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    I can't believe how bad the bbc HDstuff looks now. Have they dropped the bandwidth ? I'm going to email them and complain, compared to the benchmark, (from them IMO), 'Antiques Roadshow', all the following; torchwood, robin hood, green green grass and hotel babylon, look so soft it's untrue. Bloody awful, and when you look at ross kemp progs on sky one, or aforementioned AR, the difference is obvious. NOT GOOD ENOUGH BBC.
     
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    Yeah I thought I was going mad, watched season one..................all looked great.

    This season the dark scenes look bloody frightening. Was moaning to my mate about it and asked him what settings he had his sony bravia on................thought it was me.

    Glad I'm not the only one who noticed it.
     
  18. ozzzy189

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    I think a petition is in order ? Mods ?
     
  19. Dextur

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    Agreed, something is not right, RK in Afg makes Torchwood look like VHS.

    Hotel Babylon looked wonderful last series, it really was stunning now it looks very mediocre.

    Something just ain't right somewhere.
     
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    I'll bet a months wages they've dropped the bandwidth.
     
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    BBCHD is running around 16.3/16.4 at the mo which is the norm, can't comment on earlier in the week.
     
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    It would seem my comments in my earlier post are even more relevent. Not only do you have to put up with a logo but the picture quallity ain't that hot either. It's a shame that most of this stuff isn't on Blu-Ray in order that I could gloat.:D

    Regards
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  23. Dave H

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    I noticed as well the first series on sd was great but the second series is terrible.
    I now can't watch it on freeview so I download the HD program and stream it to my PS3.
    I still think the picture quality could be a lot better.

    Dave.
     

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