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Old 25-09-2013, 10:36
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Will Breaking Bad ever be shown on UK linear TV?

I refuse to stream so will have to settle for renting a blu ray box set in November but just wondering if there's any plans for a Dave or anyone else in the UK to acquire the rights...
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Old 25-09-2013, 11:24
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5 had it and killed it, I think someone else had it even before them. Netflix have the rights to air it over here so I doubt anyone else will grab it now...
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Old 25-09-2013, 11:27
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Will Breaking Bad ever be shown on UK linear TV?

I refuse to stream so will have to settle for renting a blu ray box set in November but just wondering if there's any plans for a Dave or anyone else in the UK to acquire the rights...
Why do you refuse to stream? Do you have a poor broadband speed? If not download from apple or something.
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Old 25-09-2013, 11:29
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Why do you refuse to stream? Do you have a poor broadband speed? If not download from apple or something.
Call me old fashioned, but I have a 50 inch HD TV and I want high quality HD quality viewing which streaming just doesn't provide.

Will wait for the blu ray box set to finally watch BB i think.
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Old 25-09-2013, 11:35
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Call me old fashioned, but I have a 50 inch HD TV and I want high quality HD quality viewing which streaming just doesn't provide.

Will wait for the blu ray box set to finally watch BB i think.
That's fine, do you not find itunes good quality? I find their 1080p is awesome on my 47" TV, amd even experts say the difference between Bluray and itunes is minimal unless your after the DTS sound too.

But since your asking about TV channels and them mainly being 720p and DD at best and not 1080p like Netflix or iTunes, I think your fine with the sound issue.
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Old 25-09-2013, 11:36
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There have been a few rumours recently that C5 are considering screening the seasons they haven't yet shown. (Season 3 onwards)

But I'm not sure if there's any truth to that.
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Old 25-09-2013, 11:55
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There have been a few rumours recently that C5 are considering screening the seasons they haven't yet shown. (Season 3 onwards)

But I'm not sure if there's any truth to that.
Don't think so. Netflix have the rights to air it in the UK - not just 'streaming' rights but the full deal. It's a big draw for them so I expect them to keep a tight grip.

According to various news sites, C5 also went on record last year to say they had no intention of getting the rights to air the third to fifth seasons...

I get BB streamed through Netflix on super HD, supposedly. Looks awesome on my HD screen, anyway. OP, why don't you just give Netflix a month's trial for free and see how you get on?
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Old 25-09-2013, 11:57
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To be honest, I find the HD quality of shows that I "acquire" much better than Sky HD quality. Admittedly, it's not streamed, it's downloaded and played through my Blu-Ray player. Can't comment on the quality compared to Blu-Ray disk, though.
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Old 25-09-2013, 11:58
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Seriously, I tend to get better quality picture from Netflix HD than I do from most blu-ray discs - definitely worth a go on a months free trial surely?
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Old 25-09-2013, 12:00
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To be honest, I find the HD quality of shows that I "acquire" much better than Sky HD quality. Admittedly, it's not streamed, it's downloaded and played through my Blu-Ray player. Can't comment on the quality compared to Blu-Ray disk, though.
Could be the files you're sourcing or how your BR player upscales. MY media streamers don't currently handle MKV files so I've not 'acquired' any HD files for a while. I think the issue with many of the HD channels on Sky is that a lot of the content wasn't sourced in HD. Dunno how Sky upscale but at least they differentiate between proper HD progs on the EPG...
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Old 25-09-2013, 12:45
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Back in the early days, UK networks refused to show it due to them being paranoid about the show's drug content. Channel 5 eventually picked it up, but then dropped it due to lack of viewers.
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Old 25-09-2013, 13:03
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...but then dropped it due to lack of viewers.
Not helped by their poor marketing and wacky scheduling ideas, similar to what they're doing with Archer now...
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Old 25-09-2013, 13:56
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C5 really missed a trick with this show, they must be gutted...
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Old 25-09-2013, 14:17
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Seriously, I tend to get better quality picture from Netflix HD than I do from most blu-ray discs - definitely worth a go on a months free trial surely?
I find that hard to believe, nothing is as good as Blu Ray quality in my opinion.

I could do a free trial but i'd rather just wait for the Blu Ray box set and watch it then
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Old 25-09-2013, 14:22
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C5 really missed a trick with this show, they must be gutted...
Definetely! This could have been the making of 5. Shame they f*cked it up.

I hope the person who bought the rights to the show originally no longer works for the channel.
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Old 25-09-2013, 14:30
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I find that hard to believe, nothing is as good as Blu Ray quality in my opinion.

I could do a free trial but i'd rather just wait for the Blu Ray box set and watch it then
You're right, Blu Ray quality is far above what Netflix or broadcast HD (e.g. Sky HD) offers, however i have to say that Netflix's picture quality is extremely good, just as good as (if not better than) what you'd get with Sky HD. I watch it on my HDTV via the PS3 and it's pin sharp if you have a decent broadband connection. I'd wholeheartedly recommend Netflix, i've had it for the past 6 months and i love it.
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Old 25-09-2013, 15:10
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Netflix stats wise is far below Sky HD... that being said, the compression methods adopted ae great, and it looks like you watching HD... even though you're not.
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Old 25-09-2013, 16:35
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Definetely! This could have been the making of 5. Shame they f*cked it up.

I hope the person who bought the rights to the show originally no longer works for the channel.
Did you watch it on channel 5?
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Old 25-09-2013, 17:23
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I find Breaking Bad on Netflix to be excellent quality. For someone to refuse to watch it on that medium for 0 + 5.99 a month and instead wait to pay a lot of money for the discs seems crazy, still it wouldn't do for us all to think the same.

In fact I would watch BB on 405 black and white if it were the only way to keep up with the story as it is shown in America. After all I watched TV like that for years and enjoyed a lot of good programmes.
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Old 25-09-2013, 17:33
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Id rather channel 4 get it. Chabnel 5 are fools imo
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Old 25-09-2013, 17:53
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From a legal perspective probably not. My understanding was that Netflix had first run rights, so only second run rights would be available. And C5 were only able to get 1 airing of the first season, so it may not be possible to get more than one (or even any) showing of the first season, which might put broadcasters off...
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Old 25-09-2013, 17:53
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Id rather channel 4 get it. Chabnel 5 are fools imo
Hehem... takes one to know one? http://forums.digitalspy.co.uk/showp...3&postcount=62 lol
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Old 25-09-2013, 17:55
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Call me old fashioned, but I have a 50 inch HD TV and I want high quality HD quality viewing which streaming just doesn't provide.

Will wait for the blu ray box set to finally watch BB i think.
The Netflix app on Apple tv etc is great and streams in full HD.
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Old 25-09-2013, 19:02
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That's fine, do you not find itunes good quality? I find their 1080p is awesome on my 47" TV, amd even experts say the difference between Bluray and itunes is minimal unless your after the DTS sound too.

But since your asking about TV channels and them mainly being 720p and DD at best and not 1080p like Netflix or iTunes, I think your fine with the sound issue.
Not sure why OP ignored this question.
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Old 25-09-2013, 19:03
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I've found Netflix's 1080p "SuperHD" streams to be excellent quality.
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