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Old 04-03-2010, 11:18 PM   #1
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It is playing in HD on ABC right now. It looks pretty good for its age, colors are bright, no obvious scratches or artifacts. Does this mean we can look forward to a release soon?
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Old 04-03-2010, 11:23 PM   #2
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Correct me if I am wrong here, but just because a movie is being shown on an HD channel, that doesn't necessarily mean that the movie itself is HD.

I am all in favor of a good Blu-ray release of the movie.
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Correct me if I am wrong here, but just because a movie is being shown on an HD channel, that doesn't necessarily mean that the movie itself is HD.

I am all in favor of a good Blu-ray release of the movie.

You are correct but this looks too good to be upconversion.
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You are correct but this looks too good to be upconversion.
I turned to the movie. The picture is very good indeed. I don't remember seeing the movie with this good a picture before.
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Wow! That blue cape of Rameses (Yul Brynner) looks like you can reach out and touch it!!!
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What is the actual aspect ratio for the film (the 1956 one), on DVD it's 1.85 but in 1989 it was shown at 2.20 in theaters. Which one is the corect ratio?
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What is the actual aspect ratio for the film (the 1956 one), on DVD it's 1.85 but in 1989 it was shown at 2.20 in theaters. Which one is the corect ratio?
From what I have read, 1.85
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What is the actual aspect ratio for the film (the 1956 one), on DVD it's 1.85 but in 1989 it was shown at 2.20 in theaters. Which one is the corect ratio?

Originally it was shot in VistaVision which is a special 35mm way of shooting. It was rereleased in theaters in 70mm.

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The ABC logo on the bottom right of the screen is annoying to me. I wish there was a way to turn it off. lol
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Originally it was shot in VistaVision which is a special 35mm way of shooting. It was rereleased in theaters in 70mm.

http://www.hometheaterhifi.com/volum...12-3-2004.html
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So would the 2.20 version show more on the sides? Which way was it shown in 1956?
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The 50th Anniversary Edition DVD is 1.78:1. How many aspect ratios does this movie have?
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Checking it now, tomorrow TVA as Ben-Hur in HD...will be watching this one as well
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Just switched over from Final Four to check out the PQ and it does look very, very good. Best I've ever seen it. Has to be from an HD source.
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It is being broadcast in 1280 x 720
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It is being broadcast in 1280 x 720
Isn't that the standard ABC HD broadcast resolution?
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Isn't that the standard ABC HD broadcast resolution?
Yes, it is.
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If anyone actually read the post on VistaVision, lo, it was shown in 1.85 originally. It was transferred to 70mm for the re-release. And everyone is watching it on ABC in the house tonight, even the 7 year old. Well, wait, the creepy bro in law is drifting in and out, lol. Anyone need a roomie? lol
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Yes, it is.
720p thought to be superior for sports, reducing jitter during movement vs 1080i.
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720p thought to be superior for sports, reducing jitter during movement vs 1080i.
My Directv feed must be the difference then. It is showing at the previously aforementioned resolution.
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My Directv feed must be the difference then. It is showing at the previously aforementioned resolution.
1280 x 720 is 720p. My Dish receiver is set to 1080i output and that is what I am watching it in.
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