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Forum: Freesat 17-12-2010, 09:38
Replies: 57
Views: 6,693
Posted By mwardy
Fair enough. For info, Severance is indicated as...

Fair enough. For info, Severance is indicated as HD in the Sky EPG, i.e. it's orange. Don't know if that comes from the same info source as the EPG text.
Forum: Freesat 16-12-2010, 00:06
Replies: 57
Views: 6,693
Posted By mwardy
Well, I didn't see any of it in the end, but I'm...

Well, I didn't see any of it in the end, but I'm very glad that at least
my doom-laden speculation didn't come true!

Those grabs look grim, especially the last one. But it's an 'indie' production,...
Forum: Freesat 14-12-2010, 18:27
Replies: 57
Views: 6,693
Posted By mwardy
And so will be the first test of whether it's...

And so will be the first test of whether it's going to stick to its policy of showing HD films in OAR--or move away from its Charter remit to cultivate visual literacy.

After the DOG, what's the...
Forum: Freesat 13-12-2010, 16:55
Replies: 57
Views: 6,693
Posted By mwardy
This gets stated quite often but I'm pretty sure...

This gets stated quite often but I'm pretty sure the BBC has denied it. I've certainly never seen them give it as the reason for DOGs--it's always that they are a navigation aid. :yawn: So do you...
Forum: Sky 12-12-2010, 20:22
Replies: 58
Views: 5,093
Posted By mwardy
What a rude...installer. Seems to me though you...

What a rude...installer. Seems to me though you are the one carrying the weight of the world:

http://www.digitalspy.co.uk/forums/showthread.php?t=1360267&page=10

If your job is getting you down...
Forum: Sky 12-12-2010, 11:55
Replies: 58
Views: 5,093
Posted By mwardy
Quite right. Here's Coronation Street on Oct...

Quite right. Here's Coronation Street on Oct 7:
http://www.mediafire.com/i/?26k31hr41pi3nus

and November 28:
http://www.mediafire.com/i/?w6397t6tgvafbtk

(That's a car passing in front of the...
Forum: Freesat 08-12-2010, 20:13
Replies: 56
Views: 13,781
Posted By mwardy
Welcome to the future. No wonder that when the...

Welcome to the future. No wonder that when the BBC was explaining the 'advantages' of putting DRM on the EPG and all that it would thus 'allow', the first thing they usually said was that it only...
Forum: Freesat 08-12-2010, 20:02
Replies: 56
Views: 13,781
Posted By mwardy
Well, I don't want to hijack the thread, but I'd...

Well, I don't want to hijack the thread, but I'd rather see what the director intended. Mouseover toggles between the two images:

http://dl.dropbox.com/u/5159779/two_shot.htm

And the bottom line on...
Forum: Freesat 08-12-2010, 18:05
Replies: 211
Views: 32,778
Posted By mwardy
Sorry for the delay in replying. Fair...

Sorry for the delay in replying.



Fair enough--I don't mind whether it's called bending, stepping, jaggies or whatever, it's clearly a distortion of the image--to the point where the straight lines...
Forum: Freesat 08-12-2010, 17:15
Replies: 56
Views: 13,781
Posted By mwardy
Personally, as they are usually not OAR and...

Personally, as they are usually not OAR and DOGged to death (so much for the rumour that they were going to dim the DOG :() ITV HD movies are more or less a non-starter for me.

Your grabs do remind...
Forum: Broadcasting 03-12-2010, 16:08
Replies: 1,049
Views: 34,015
Posted By mwardy
What? That you had no decent argument? Couldn't...

What? That you had no decent argument? Couldn't agree more.
Forum: Broadcasting 03-12-2010, 15:40
Replies: 1,049
Views: 34,015
Posted By mwardy
Look, if you are insensitive to these things,...

Look, if you are insensitive to these things, fine. But others aren't. Films aren't made with DOGs in mind, nor are scope films from directors who want to create compositions using the full width of...
Forum: Freesat+ Recorders 02-12-2010, 00:03
Replies: 40
Views: 4,748
Posted By mwardy
If I can add to Graham's answer: If you want to...

If I can add to Graham's answer:

If you want to edit and burn SD to DVD it's very straightforward in Videoredo. Edit video, then add to DVD and burn. The DVD can contain more than one editing...
Forum: Broadcasting 01-12-2010, 21:35
Replies: 1,049
Views: 34,015
Posted By mwardy
I know you didn't ask me this question but a...

I know you didn't ask me this question but a quick answer anyway. :) No, it's not the end of the world, but from your post you obviously have a much higher tolerance for these things than I do. Why...
Forum: Freeview 30-11-2010, 21:36
Replies: 40
Views: 3,342
Posted By mwardy
Well, while I was composing my previous offering...

Well, while I was composing my previous offering and being variously distracted, things have moved on! Yes, everything (including 'platform neutral' BBC HD :rolleyes:) is being affected the sell off...
Forum: Freeview 30-11-2010, 21:28
Replies: 40
Views: 3,342
Posted By mwardy
@a516, post 8: what a tremendously informative...

@a516, post 8: what a tremendously informative post with industry insights that affect us all. This is the sort of thing that should get wider public attention. Are there no journalists out there...
Forum: Freesat 30-11-2010, 18:11
Replies: 149
Views: 18,345
Posted By mwardy
Would this be the precise reason Rock & Chips was...

Would this be the precise reason Rock & Chips was broadcast interlaced on HD and filmised on SD, do you think?
Forum: Freesat 30-11-2010, 18:03
Replies: 211
Views: 32,778
Posted By mwardy
@White-Knight: The reference to lines being...

@White-Knight:

The reference to lines being crooked was an attempt to give an example of what I meant by "places where fine detail is left to be almost inferred by the eye because it's so subtle"....
Forum: Freesat 29-11-2010, 23:28
Replies: 211
Views: 32,778
Posted By mwardy
PS derek500: interesting info on Garrow's...

PS derek500: interesting info on Garrow's Law--thanks.
Forum: Freesat 29-11-2010, 23:20
Replies: 211
Views: 32,778
Posted By mwardy
In all the places where fine detail is left to be...

In all the places where fine detail is left to be almost inferred by the eye because it's so subtle. A mouseover version of your chart brings this out. (Moving the mouse above & below the bottom of...
Forum: Freesat 28-11-2010, 23:29
Replies: 211
Views: 32,778
Posted By mwardy
OK... Nooo! This is a complete confusion. Edge...

OK...



Nooo! This is a complete confusion. Edge enhancement=detail degradation, because more prominent detail obliterates lesser detail. After many months of dispute you will not accept this, so...
Forum: Freesat 28-11-2010, 21:32
Replies: 211
Views: 32,778
Posted By mwardy
Just saw Garrow's Law, and it looked like a...

Just saw Garrow's Law, and it looked like a pretty well scrubbed image to me. Last year it was often alive with badly processed grain or noise. (I can say it was badly processed because I saw the...
Forum: Freeview 28-11-2010, 20:57
Replies: 68
Views: 7,152
Posted By mwardy
As others have said, there is something to your...

As others have said, there is something to your post but IMO this is too extreme. There is indeed a great irony in the fact that bigger screen sizes are becoming available/affordable just when the...
Forum: Freeview 28-11-2010, 13:46
Replies: 68
Views: 7,152
Posted By mwardy
Is freeview getting worse? I've seen some grim...

Is freeview getting worse? I've seen some grim things on Film4 in recent months, and this was The Mentalist last week:

http://www.mediafire.com/i/?fh2b3y5c8782fs0

OK, it was during an explosion,...
Forum: Freesat 27-11-2010, 15:13
Replies: 149
Views: 18,345
Posted By mwardy
Cool--how did you get it so spot on? So, same...

Cool--how did you get it so spot on?

So, same demo as post #99 but with colour correction.

http://dl.dropbox.com/u/5159779/MCOBIcc.htm

Actually the colour cast was quite distracting, I realise...
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