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Old 25-10-2012, 15:38
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Yes that's right, classic sitcom Cheers is being shown from episode one nightly, Monday to Friday as of next week (Mon 29th). Two episodes each night from 7pm.
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Old 25-10-2012, 15:42
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great news, but why 7pm though??? would have worked better at 9 i would have thought.
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Old 25-10-2012, 16:22
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CBS have seasons 1 to 4 on a loop with 2 episodes a day shown at 6pm.

I wonder if ITV4 will carry on with season 5 once they get to the end of 4?
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Old 25-10-2012, 17:01
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Just seen the advert, it states all episodes, and in HD I noticed (Sky planner) although they didn't mention that. I know they were re-mastered a couple of years back in 16:9 (like Friends) be interesting to see if ITV4 crop them, shot on Film originally so they should look mighty fine, was hoping for a Blu release of some sort, instead we have to make do with the recent complete DVD collection only
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Old 25-10-2012, 18:01
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Just seen the advert, it states all episodes, and in HD I noticed (Sky planner) although they didn't mention that. I know they were re-mastered a couple of years back in 16:9 (like Friends) be interesting to see if ITV4 crop them, shot on Film originally so they should look mighty fine, was hoping for a Blu release of some sort, instead we have to make do with the recent complete DVD collection only
does a HD broadcast correct the frame rate (from 25 to 24fps?) , 'cos I'd heard that Blu-Rays do .
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Old 26-10-2012, 13:02
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does a HD broadcast correct the frame rate (from 25 to 24fps?) , 'cos I'd heard that Blu-Rays do .
In theory yes, in practice no.
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Old 26-10-2012, 13:47
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Just seen the advert, it states all episodes, and in HD I noticed (Sky planner) although they didn't mention that. I know they were re-mastered a couple of years back in 16:9 (like Friends) be interesting to see if ITV4 crop them, shot on Film originally so they should look mighty fine, was hoping for a Blu release of some sort, instead we have to make do with the recent complete DVD collection only
It's good to hear they were remastered, I loved Cheers originally but have found it difficult to watch due to quality (loving Ted Danson in CSI at present)
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Old 26-10-2012, 14:13
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Oh I am so recording this.
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Old 26-10-2012, 15:42
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So glad I didnt start watching on CBS Drama who started from season 1 again recently
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Old 26-10-2012, 15:56
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Yes that's right, classic sitcom Cheers is being shown from episode one nightly, Monday to Friday as of next week (Mon 29th). Two episodes each night from 7pm.
With so much to watch, it's hard to commit to two episodes per day.

Much prefer Sky Atlantic's Seinfeld schedule, with just two episodes per week.
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Old 27-10-2012, 08:48
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does a HD broadcast correct the frame rate (from 25 to 24fps?) , 'cos I'd heard that Blu-Rays do .
As the HD Broadcast uses the DVB-S2 standard - 24p is not supported, only PAL 25 fps, which means it will be sped up as usual, making it unwatchable

You are correct about Blu Rays though - they support 24 fps so no speed up for them.
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Old 27-10-2012, 12:45
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With so much to watch, it's hard to commit to two episodes per day.

Much prefer Sky Atlantic's Seinfeld schedule, with just two episodes per week.
I agree
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Old 28-10-2012, 10:19
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Thanks so much for the info! One of the greatest sitcoms ever made, it's been treated shamefully by terrestrial tv.

Diane; 'I can't stand looking at your fat, ugly face again! Now get out!'
Sam; 'Aw, come on, I'm losing the mood here, Diane.'
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Old 28-10-2012, 11:15
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If 7pm isn't handy there's a repeat of each episode the following afternoon around 1.45pm
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Old 28-10-2012, 19:08
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got them set to record
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Old 29-10-2012, 11:53
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I will be watching this show for the first time, anyone else?
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Old 29-10-2012, 13:07
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I will be watching this show for the first time, anyone else?
Not for the first time, but you are in for a real treat. Just bear in mind that - in common with a lot of US tv - it might take you a while to warm to the characters. Carla for instance is borderline evil. But stick with 'em. The show's the very definition of 'they don't make 'em like that anymore.'
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Old 29-10-2012, 18:00
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Why are people so excited about this when it's been shown on CBS for months now. Is it really picture quality that gets people excited? The quality on CBS has been fine for me.
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Old 29-10-2012, 19:07
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Why are people so excited about this when it's been shown on CBS for months now. Is it really picture quality that gets people excited? The quality on CBS has been fine for me.
Well watch CBS, and then watch ITV4 HD, watching the first Ep now, streets apart, lovely HD pic, and OAR, well done ITV4 (don't often say that) here's hoping for the Blu's one day

Oh, and anyone watching this for the first time, stick with it,IMO it starts slow but rapidly improves when Sam/Diana get together, which is S2 onwards, do I need a Spoiler for a 30yr old Comedy
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Old 29-10-2012, 19:15
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Yes Im glad ITV didnt go for the widescreen HD prints it looks great in OAR tbh even Cheers upscaled on ITV4 would have looked better than CBS Drama
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Old 29-10-2012, 19:49
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Even on my non-HD telly it looks great.
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Old 29-10-2012, 20:03
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Really enjoyed the first two episodes here's hoping they're planning on airing all the seasons although I would have preferred one episode a day or better still if they showed 2 eps a week like Seinfeld on Sky Atlantic
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Old 29-10-2012, 20:07
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Only a slight gripe, but it would appear that Eps will be trimmed here and there for timing. Noticed a few perfectly innocent lines/few secs removed in the second Ep.
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Old 29-10-2012, 20:09
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Quick heads up for anyone looking to record them but finding it clashes with other things, the episodes are repeated the following day at 2pm.
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Old 29-10-2012, 20:33
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Why are people so excited about this when it's been shown on CBS for months now. Is it really picture quality that gets people excited? The quality on CBS has been fine for me.
I'm excited because it was one of my favourite programmes back in the day and I've always wanted to see it again, but because I didn't know it had been on CBS this is my first chance to see how it stands the test of time.

Watching on ITV4+1 just now and it still looks good.

For anyone who wants the box set on DVD it's out now at Zavvi for 44.95 (it's on my Christmas list - just hope they buy it for me because I'm not recording this )
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