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Old 06-24-2007, 01:52 AM   #1
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anyone catch finding nemo tonite on abc-HD? it looked good but i was hoping for better quality but at the same time i know not to expect too much when watching an HD channel compared to an actual blu-ray disc...is it just me or is there just a little bit of a loss on PQ when watching HD over the air compared to HD on a blu-ray disc? i love this flick and still waiting for it on blu-ray. c'mon disney/pixar, i want CARS too!
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Old 06-24-2007, 01:58 AM   #2
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A little bit? Try a lot of bit. One, the audio is worse since it's the lowest bit rate you can get with Dolby Digital 5.1. And two, the low bit rate video causes those horrible artifacts, especially when stuff moves. Now I just watch Bridge To Terribithia, and THAT, is what HD is all about.
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Old 06-24-2007, 02:08 AM   #3
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It is being broadcasted in 720p. Not bad. But, now any picture not 1080p looks primitive to me.
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Old 06-24-2007, 02:12 AM   #4
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Just noticed a lot of artifacts.
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Old 06-24-2007, 02:14 AM   #5
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never looks as good....just watch some movies on Max HD....some of them look soooo terrible compared to their Blu Ray conterpart.....
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Old 06-24-2007, 02:41 AM   #6
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I haven't gotten HD cable yet. It is free, but you have to pay for the rental of the box that includes a DVR. I don't want to get a DVR mainly because I have this problem with watching things that I have recorded, meaning, I never get around to watching them. Plus, my cable company does not have ABC in their HI DEF lineup because the local station wants to charge them something like a million dollars a year to carry it. (not sure exactly but I think one is suing the other) Anyhow with you guys talking about the poor quality of the broadcasts, I really doubt I will get it. Right now my HDTV is for watching movies and video games Anyway, back to the OP. I would definitely get Finding Nemo on BD. I would even buy Cars, even though it was my least favorite Pixar movie.
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Old 06-24-2007, 03:04 AM   #7
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isn't the ABC HD one upscaled from a uncompressed 480p source????? i was last time it played..
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Old 06-24-2007, 03:10 AM   #8
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Thumbs up I caught a little of it . . .

Yes, it looks nicer than the DVD, but not as good as the Blu-ray will.

A while back I saw one of the Pirates movies on ABC-HD. It did look nice and whet my appetite for the BD. But as others have noted, HDTV is inferior to Blu-ray. I have OTA HDTV (as opposed to cable or satellite). It can be a little better than the other 2 because it's not as compressed.

The POTC films on BD were way better than broadcast in both sound and picture.

Well, this showing of Nemo will just whet our appetites for the BD which will be sometime (hopefully shortly) in the future.
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Old 06-24-2007, 03:30 AM   #9
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Yeah i thought hdtv was the shat until I saw bluray. bluray makes hdtv look like shat
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Old 06-24-2007, 08:27 PM   #10
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Yeah, gotta remember that some local over air is 720. Often times i watch programs on PBS and some are absolutely amazing. Course they are 1080.
Wonder why the other over airs only do 720? Once you get use to 1080 all the others pale in comparison.
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How were some of you watching it? Was it through cable, off the air?

I am a ABC/Disney employee, and was working at the local station here in the bay area(KGO DTV) in their master control area during Finding Nemo. Off the air and within the station the picture looked absolutely stunning and the audio sounded pretty good as well. However my best friend who has comcast who was taking our local feed said the picture was full of artifacts and looked bit starved.

It looks like Comcast compresses the crap out of our signal before sending it to the customer.
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How were some of you watching it? Was it through cable, off the air?
I've watched it Off the Air. At times the picture looked very bad. The artifacts were truly noticeable.
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I've watched it Off the Air. At times the picture looked very bad. The artifacts were truly noticeable.
Is your station an affiliate, or is it ABC owned? ABC owned stations that follow ABC's guidlines will generally look better than affiliates. That depends heavily on how many digital channels that station is broadcasting. KGO has three, but during prime time there are only two as these channels share bandwidth. If your local station is doing three at prime time, then you are going to see bit starvation.
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I watch over the air by antenna. Nemo was ok with no artifacts. Just the usual difference since at 720 it was not as clear and sharp as 1080.
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