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CBS lies again about Rudolph Being in HD, Again

Discussion in 'TV Show Talk' started by BWELL316, Dec 2, 2009.

  1. Dec 2, 2009 #1 of 38
    BWELL316

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    I remember seeig a promo last winter for "Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer", and CBS hyped it as "being in HD!". I tuned in and saw black bars on the side.

    Fast forward a year, I see another promo proclaiming "It's in HD". I am once again watching it with black bars on the side.

    Lame.
     
  2. Dec 2, 2009 #2 of 38
    scooper

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    HD does NOT necessarily mean 16x9 widescreen.
     
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    machavez00

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    It could have been worse and CBS used Stetch-O- Vision!

    Rudolf was filmed in 4:3 format.
     
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    lwilli201

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    There have been many older shows remastered to HD but retained the OAR. Hogens Heroes is one that comes to mind.
     
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    sigma1914

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    Lame? lol

    It was HD, just not 16:9.
     
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    sigma1914

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    SayWhat?

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    That's exactly my impression of these boo-hoo, wah-wah, "Mommy, Mommy it's not in HD, wahhhhhhhhhhhh!!!!!!!!!" threads.

    Some shows are. Some aren't.

    Deal with it.
     
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    dpeters11

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    I had the same problem with the wife when I got Wizard of Oz on Blu...it's not using the whole screen. Nope, and that's a good thing. Looked fantastic though.
     
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    Yes, it was in HD, but not widescreen.

    Remember to play nice. Personal attacks will not be tolerated.
     
  12. Nick

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    Consider yourself fortunate -- way back in the day, all we had to watch was the radio, and it was only in SD. We had to imagine HD.

    Do you have any idea how hard that is? :scratch:
     
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    They didn't lie... It was in HD. It's original aspect ratio was 4:3, which requires black bars on the side. It's not different than movies filmed before 1955 (see The Wizard of Oz or Gone With the Wind for examples). HD has to do with the lines of resolution, not the aspect ratio. If you compared the HD and SD broadcasts, you would notice the improvement in HD.
     
  14. tcusta00

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    No, I just know how to use a computer and a search engine. :sure: Try it, it's fast and easy, I promise. Click the "Search" button up there ^^^ and type in "Rudolph HD" and you'll see those five threads. Then you right click the thread names and click on "Copy Link Location" and paste it. If it takes you more than 60 seconds to do that... well. :shrug:
     
  15. olguy

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    That was a joke, son as Foghorn Leghorn would say.:D And I'm not the OP and I know how to use the searchie thingie. But since I'm old and confuse easily it might take me about 90 seconds.:p
     
  16. mcbeevee

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    HD is not always widescreen...and widescreen is not always HD.

    :)
     
  17. tcusta00

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    :)
     
  18. JoweezNutz

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    What I like is the clarity of minor things...Santa's beard....looked exactly like those polyester christmas tree fluffy skirt material from when I was a kid. The little strands off the edge of the beard....

    The real beauty of HD...seeing things on the TV that look just like what's in my home (or was in my home in this case)

    4x3 or 16x9...beautiful...
     
  19. trainman

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    Oh, how I wish this were true, when it comes to programming such as the Victoria's Secret fashion show. :D
     
  20. loves2watch

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    According to NTSC, the definition of HD means widescreen.
     

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