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Star Trek Movies I-X Discuss the first ten big screen outings in this forum!

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Old August 19 2008, 06:30 AM   #16
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Re: Are the movies available on HD yet?

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I have seen half of the Trek movie in HD on various cable channels and they looked real good.

And now that DirecTV is going to support 1080p on their DVRs, I don't need to buy a Blu-Ray player. I just need to get off my lazy ass and buy a 1080p TV.
Don't be so sure. DirecTV is notorious for compressing the hell out of their signal. Actually I think most providers do that.

There's no way that any broadcast signal, be it cable or satellite, is going to be as nice looking as real, authentic Blu-Ray.
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Old August 19 2008, 09:46 AM   #17
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Re: Are the movies available on HD yet?

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Don't be so sure. DirecTV is notorious for compressing the hell out of their signal. Actually I think most providers do that.

There's no way that any broadcast signal, be it cable or satellite, is going to be as nice looking as real, authentic Blu-Ray.
DirecTV stopped the HD-lite broadcasting long ago. The new MPEG-4 channels are top-notch.

As to comparisons of DirecTV 1080p to Blu-Ray, it may or may not be as good, but most likely it will be good enough for me and I much rather record and watch HD movies on my DVR than buy discs. It's getting some nice reviews on image quality on the beta test at dbstalk,com (though some glitches still have to be worked out before a national release). And so far it's not broadcast 1080p but video on demand 1080p, though I have heard rumors that eventually some channels will be offered at 1080p.
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Old August 20 2008, 07:58 AM   #18
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Re: Are the movies available on HD yet?

I hope they get it right, saying its equal to blu-ray is a VERY bold statement to be making.
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Old August 20 2008, 01:32 PM   #19
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I see what you mean about using diffusion smoke in ST4, but couldn't they have just put vaseline on the lens?

I suppose the best way to see the films would be on a projector?

The longer I leave it before I buy a HD set, the better the picture will be, I hope, as it can always be improved?
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Old August 20 2008, 01:54 PM   #20
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A filter is less selective, smoke works in depth (and STIV was shot by the FLASHDANCE guy.)
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Old August 20 2008, 02:02 PM   #21
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Re: Are the movies available on HD yet?

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Don't be so sure. DirecTV is notorious for compressing the hell out of their signal. Actually I think most providers do that.

There's no way that any broadcast signal, be it cable or satellite, is going to be as nice looking as real, authentic Blu-Ray.
DirecTV stopped the HD-lite broadcasting long ago. The new MPEG-4 channels are top-notch.

As to comparisons of DirecTV 1080p to Blu-Ray, it may or may not be as good, but most likely it will be good enough for me and I much rather record and watch HD movies on my DVR than buy discs. It's getting some nice reviews on image quality on the beta test at dbstalk,com (though some glitches still have to be worked out before a national release). And so far it's not broadcast 1080p but video on demand 1080p, though I have heard rumors that eventually some channels will be offered at 1080p.
I see Cyrus over on DBSTalk (there I'm Carl Spock) and smile. I hope this works out for me. I don't think my Panasonic plasma (TH-42PZ700) will support 1080p/24, which is the format the DirecTV 1080p stuff is coming in at. 1080p/60, no problem, but not with a 24 fps rate. At least the manual says it won't.

EDIT: I just scanned through the pertinent thread over on DBSTalk, and it looks like my TV might be able to play this. We'll see.
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Old August 20 2008, 08:07 PM   #22
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I see Cyrus over on DBSTalk (there I'm Carl Spock) and smile.
That Carl Spock avatar there made me smile too. I knew it had to be someone from trekbbs, it's cool to know it's you.
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Old August 24 2008, 08:27 PM   #23
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Carl Spock) and smile. I hope this works out for me. I don't think my Panasonic plasma (TH-42PZ700) will support 1080p/24, which is the format the DirecTV 1080p stuff is coming in at. 1080p/60, no problem, but not with a 24 fps rate. At least the manual says it won't.

EDIT: I just scanned through the pertinent thread over on DBSTalk, and it looks like my TV might be able to play this. We'll see.

I have a panasonic plasma at home and 2 more of them at work, they WILL accept the signal.
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