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Forum: Movies 13-11-2014, 12:13
Replies: 208
Views: 16,464
Posted By mwardy
Saw it in the Manchester 15/70 IMAX. Effects...

Saw it in the Manchester 15/70 IMAX.

Effects looked sublime but there were tensions in the story that left it not sitting very well with me. Apart from Kubrick overtones there was also a Terrence...
Forum: Movies 30-10-2014, 22:41
Replies: 52
Views: 5,361
Posted By mwardy
Fortunately....

Fortunately....
Forum: Movies 30-10-2014, 21:30
Replies: 208
Views: 16,464
Posted By mwardy
I was so relieved to find it's being shown in...

I was so relieved to find it's being shown in 15/70 IMAX in Manchester. So there's a 300 mile round trip arranged. (Not the only thing I'll be going for, but it affected the timing a lot.) Local...
Forum: Broadcasting 29-07-2014, 21:11
Replies: 20
Views: 1,449
Posted By mwardy
I agree that he didn't seem to make much...

I agree that he didn't seem to make much impression in that interview where he tried to lambast the Israeli spokesman, but he is up against an extremely well organised PR machine that had predicted...
Forum: Broadcasting 21-07-2014, 23:10
Replies: 37
Views: 2,962
Posted By mwardy
I'd like to think it's not money but the chance...

I'd like to think it's not money but the chance to keep being heard that keeps her going, but I know this can only ever be speculation.

But I agree this has to be increasingly unfeasible for anyone...
Forum: Broadcasting 09-07-2014, 20:51
Replies: 306
Views: 11,664
Posted By mwardy
Indeed the original post about selling your house...

Indeed the original post about selling your house etc was a quote from a BBC programme (Not The 9 O'clock News, in fact). :)
Forum: TV Shows: UK 10-06-2014, 10:24
Replies: 330
Views: 32,123
Posted By mwardy
Exactly. What sort of reaction is this likely to...

Exactly. What sort of reaction is this likely to inspire? That's why I referred to 1984 earlier in the thread.



I agree that in certain circumstances training which has been deeply learned is...
Forum: TV Shows: UK 10-06-2014, 10:11
Replies: 330
Views: 32,123
Posted By mwardy
I think these hit the nail on the head. But if...

I think these hit the nail on the head. But if they decide someone isn't up to it (and you have to wonder how some of them got through to this stage in the first place), why is it beyond them to be...
Forum: Broadcasting 08-06-2014, 18:41
Replies: 198
Views: 15,587
Posted By mwardy
Well, it would have been nice if they'd made that...

Well, it would have been nice if they'd made that clear in the listings!

Why was it beyond the ken of a controller to give it that extra 5 minutes? And yes, if after that it had gone on then ok,...
Forum: TV Shows: UK 04-06-2014, 22:22
Replies: 330
Views: 32,123
Posted By mwardy
I still find my hackles rising as to why they...

I still find my hackles rising as to why they call them snapshots. Why not just a written warning, which is what it is? I think tennisman...
Forum: TV Shows: UK 03-06-2014, 09:57
Replies: 330
Views: 32,123
Posted By mwardy
Snapshot of their bad performance. Doubleplus...

Snapshot of their bad performance. Doubleplus good.
Forum: TV Shows: UK 03-06-2014, 00:19
Replies: 330
Views: 32,123
Posted By mwardy
Too right. On another tack, a 'delegate' (aka...

Too right. On another tack, a 'delegate' (aka probationer) who'd obviously made the serious decision to give up a job do the training course was kicked off because...he was two minutes late?...
Forum: Broadcasting 06-05-2014, 20:49
Replies: 55
Views: 2,064
Posted By mwardy
I hesitate to do this but... ...as soon as the...

I hesitate to do this but...

...as soon as the BBC became subscription it would by definition no longer be public service broadcasting. Its PSB remit would necessarily disappear since now...
Forum: Broadcasting 04-05-2014, 08:44
Replies: 46
Views: 3,221
Posted By mwardy
Thanks technologist for taking time out at work....

Thanks technologist for taking time out at work. So I'm not expecting a quick reply to my next question, but if you have a minute some time it would be appreciated...

Going from the wiki entry it's...
Forum: Broadcasting 04-05-2014, 08:03
Replies: 46
Views: 3,221
Posted By mwardy
If I can ask a question now, how did they manage...

If I can ask a question now, how did they manage that? Was it a matter of dropping every nth frame as I think you are saying, and if so, what was n? 500?
Forum: Broadcasting 04-05-2014, 08:00
Replies: 46
Views: 3,221
Posted By mwardy
If I can step in...the latter. Most TVs (I think)...

If I can step in...the latter. Most TVs (I think) now have this ability to interpolate extra frames from the 25 fps broadcast (as explained by lotrjw) to produce an allegedly smoother look, though...
Forum: Broadcasting 05-03-2014, 20:13
Replies: 999
Views: 50,597
Posted By mwardy
I have to admit I haven't read any of the...

I have to admit I haven't read any of the previous posts as I don't have time at the moment, but I have to say, and I'm somewhat surprised to find myself taking this line, it would be better to close...
Forum: Broadcasting 05-02-2014, 21:40
Replies: 15
Views: 1,401
Posted By mwardy
It would help if they actually had a standard to...

It would help if they actually had a standard to work to, rather than spewing out some undefined, if high resolution, mess that gives only a fraction of what UHDTV could do...This could kill the next...
Forum: Broadcasting 05-02-2014, 18:29
Replies: 3,322
Views: 277,697
Posted By mwardy
Yeah, I think I will--I think it's got to be a...

Yeah, I think I will--I think it's got to be a bad case of cut and paste without reading the complaint properly. Or of not having a clue.



One of the formatting buttons for forum posts--it's...
Forum: Broadcasting 04-02-2014, 20:21
Replies: 3,322
Views: 277,697
Posted By mwardy
Encouraging. Compare that to this bizarre reply...

Encouraging. Compare that to this bizarre reply regarding the 16:9 showing of Point Blank on BBC4:

"Dear [mwardy]

Thanks for contacting us regarding the film 'Point Blank' as broadcast 19 January...
Forum: Broadcasting 01-02-2014, 17:34
Replies: 37
Views: 3,128
Posted By mwardy
Ah, OK--thanks for that. Shows it's worth...

Ah, OK--thanks for that.

Shows it's worth persisting!
Forum: Broadcasting 30-01-2014, 20:15
Replies: 37
Views: 3,128
Posted By mwardy
Oh-oh. How long did those DOGs last on digital...

Oh-oh.

How long did those DOGs last on digital BBC1 and BBC2 because of complaints? A week?

I hope technologist isn't reflecting current BBC thinking and a new DOG assault is on the way. I...
Forum: Broadcasting 20-01-2014, 11:44
Replies: 3,322
Views: 277,697
Posted By mwardy
Point Blank was on BBC4 (HD) yesterday cropped to...

Point Blank was on BBC4 (HD) yesterday cropped to 16:9 and with the DOG left on. Double crassness because a) PB is a film that uses widescreen to evoke specific responses of unease in the viewer (as...
Forum: Movies 27-12-2013, 15:35
Replies: 26
Views: 4,394
Posted By mwardy
Excellent post #15...

Excellent post #15 (http://forums.digitalspy.co.uk/showpost.php?p=63676318&postcount=15) from Kodaz.

This is the sort of 'freedom' the paranoid, rent-seeking content owners foresee for...
Forum: Broadcasting 24-12-2013, 11:06
Replies: 316
Views: 28,279
Posted By mwardy
Yes, good informative stuff, and she's very...

Yes, good informative stuff, and she's very responsive to viewer comments. (Unlike on some other BBC blogs, though on reflection they tend to be the ones from programme makers rather than the tech...
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