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Old May 18 2011, 07:31 PM   #114
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Re: Rumor: TNG-HD is a-coming

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Some interesting info on HD/35mm film...while 35mm is indeed superior in pixels this will not necessarily always be so, HD is a relatively NEW technology, first being used in 2000 in Japan so we can expect it to improve, but in terms of TV viewing of course, its a huge improvement. The line between the actual quality of the differing pixels in 35mm and HD is already blurring because the "perceived" picture we see is based on lines, not pixels, and audiences and experts alike already can't tell the difference. Add to this, the resolution for HD has now reached 4,250 lines! Well above what we see on or tvs now.

When used in TV context, HD refers to 720p, 1080i, or 1080p(if you include blu ray). We may have 4k cameras now, but just because they are higher resolution doesn't mean they are HD. When TV switches to 4k, there will be a new name for it. But if TNG is remastered, CBS should be smart and future proof the work by remastering at 4k not HD(1080p).
Well that's semantics, better left to some marketing dept of the future..whatever the term is for it in the future they'd better be ready for it.
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