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Old January 8 2011, 09:45 AM   #76
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Re: Farscape Complete Series Deal of the Day

It's just how shows were filmed at the time. Widescreen had yet to become the norm for TV.
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Old January 8 2011, 09:50 AM   #77
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What? I didnt no season one was in fullscreen? WTF! This totally ruins it for me, i hate fullscreen when my computer is widescreen.

And cant get Window Media Player to strech it. Yikes, this sucks.
Only season 4 and Peacekeeper Wars are available in 16:9. Not many people had widesreen TVs when the show originally aired.
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Old January 8 2011, 09:57 AM   #78
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What? I didnt no season one was in fullscreen? WTF! This totally ruins it for me, i hate fullscreen when my computer is widescreen.

And cant get Window Media Player to strech it. Yikes, this sucks.
Why on Earth would you want to stretch video that wasn't intended to be widescreen? That would make the whole video look distorted.
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Old January 8 2011, 02:53 PM   #79
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What? I didnt no season one was in fullscreen? WTF! This totally ruins it for me, i hate fullscreen when my computer is widescreen.

And cant get Window Media Player to strech it. Yikes, this sucks.
Why on Earth would you want to stretch video that wasn't intended to be widescreen? That would make the whole video look distorted.


You should see what i do to old doctor who episodes. Plus alot of people i no use Zoom on their tvs to fill the tv screen and i do that for old Doctor Who on my computer. Saddly i cant figure how to get Media Player to do it. So might have to rip it and play with GOM.
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Old January 8 2011, 10:30 PM   #80
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Of course the images weren't composed or performed for widescreen, so...
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Old January 8 2011, 10:35 PM   #81
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Of course the images weren't composed or performed for widescreen, so...
I've been bad about this. I bought such a big TV, and it feels wrong not to utilize the whole screen. I'm trying to be better about it. Honestly, though, some shows actually look a little better stretched out on my TV. When I don't stretch them out, everything looks squished.
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Old January 9 2011, 03:56 PM   #82
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Has anyone else noticed a disconnect between audio and video during the episode commentaries? Today I was watching the one for "Green Eyed Monster", and at several points there seemed to be a noticeable lag on the audio of the episode being reviewed. Now, the actual episode itself (ie - not the commentary version) seems fine. Everything is in sync. But if I watch the commentary with Ben and Tony, there are several spots when the vocals for the characters are clearly out of step.
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Old January 9 2011, 09:19 PM   #83
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Fartscape is $7.99 on Netflix...

Tried watching it, but it's too hokey for me. Enjoy if you're a fan
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Old January 9 2011, 09:39 PM   #84
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Has anyone else noticed a disconnect between audio and video during the episode commentaries? Today I was watching the one for "Green Eyed Monster", and at several points there seemed to be a noticeable lag on the audio of the episode being reviewed. Now, the actual episode itself (ie - not the commentary version) seems fine. Everything is in sync. But if I watch the commentary with Ben and Tony, there are several spots when the vocals for the characters are clearly out of step.

I listened to half of the commentary from DNA Mad Scientist and it seemed OK, but wasn't funny paying attention.
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Old January 9 2011, 09:50 PM   #85
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...it's too hokey for me.
Dude, your avatar is a cat animation. Just sayin'.
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Old January 11 2011, 03:45 AM   #86
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...it's too hokey for me.
Dude, your avatar is a cat animation. Just sayin'.
Lol, good point Dennis, as far as the commentary thing goes, I haven't watched it on the new set, but I watched all the commentaries on the original dvd's and they were fine. I do not know if the commentaries were rerecorded for this new set or not.
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Old January 11 2011, 05:28 AM   #87
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I've been bad about this. I bought such a big TV, and it feels wrong not to utilize the whole screen. I'm trying to be better about it. Honestly, though, some shows actually look a little better stretched out on my TV. When I don't stretch them out, everything looks squished.
That is a very backwards argument. Having a small TV is an ok argument for zooming and stretching.

A 32" 4:3 CRT back in the day was considered pretty big, not to mention ridiculously heavy and annoying to move... On my 50" widescreen a non-stretched 4:3 image is still significantly bigger than that old CRT I upgraded from. So what is the problem that's so big that you need to distort the image? Ever see the camera pan in one of those zoom modes? It isn't pretty as the sides warp awkwardly.

And I have no idea how everything could look squished. Maybe Ben Browder just got a little chubbier in his post 4:3 days!

If the things in the actual frame are squished then you should probably feel the same way about widescreen since it's the same. So why not stretch widescreen some more. M
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Old January 11 2011, 05:52 AM   #88
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^In all fairness, I haven't watched any Farscape on this TV yet (I just got it over the summer), so I don't know how it would look.

Buffy, however, looks really squished in its "proper" aspect ratio, but when I stretch it out it looks fine. My TV has several settings for adjusting the ratio, and some look better than others.
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Old January 11 2011, 12:18 PM   #89
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Re: Farscape Complete Series Deal of the Day

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Has anyone else noticed a disconnect between audio and video during the episode commentaries? Today I was watching the one for "Green Eyed Monster", and at several points there seemed to be a noticeable lag on the audio of the episode being reviewed. Now, the actual episode itself (ie - not the commentary version) seems fine. Everything is in sync. But if I watch the commentary with Ben and Tony, there are several spots when the vocals for the characters are clearly out of step.

I listened to half of the commentary from DNA Mad Scientist and it seemed OK, but wasn't funny paying attention.
Interesting. I'll check that one out today and see if it exhibits anything similar to the commentary for GEM
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Old January 13 2011, 04:20 PM   #90
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This time around I'm enjoying a number of the episodes that I didn't think much of when I first saw them - stuff like "Thank God It's Friday...Again."

"PK Tech Girl," which I did like a lot the first time, is really sweet.
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