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#251 OFFLINE   2000voltz

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Posted 04 October 2007 - 08:20 PM

SCifi does NOT have the rights to the HD Enterprise. Mark Cuban and HDNET has been doing deals for the exclusive rights to the HD portion of shows for years. That said SG1 and Atlantis have been HD internationally for years and if Scifi doesn't have the rights to them somebody at scifi should be fired.


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Posted 04 October 2007 - 08:23 PM

just givin' you guys a hard time, that's all.


Pretty funny. The guy with a comic book icon telling the guy with a Dallas Cowboys icon about sports.

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Posted 04 October 2007 - 08:40 PM

This Species movie on right now is the first actual HD content I've seen since the channel launched. Picture looks good, but I don't think I could bring myself to watch this particular show :lol:

Crossing my fingers for Atlantis in HD tomorrow :D


That's weird, when I first tuned to species it was pillar and letter box and crappy picture. I just turned back to it and walla, full screen awesome picture with 15 minutes left in the movie.:( I was looking foward to this movie

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Posted 04 October 2007 - 08:53 PM

Standing by with pitchfork and torches if SG:A is not in HD tomorrow.


yeah I agree pitchforks and torches for everyone.
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Posted 04 October 2007 - 08:57 PM

Some one flipped the magic switch. :)

EDIT: Back to letterbox.
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#256 OFFLINE   skakusha

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Posted 04 October 2007 - 08:59 PM

Pretty funny. The guy with a comic book icon telling the guy with a Dallas Cowboys icon about sports.

I love this forum!



LMAO! !rolling I agree, this forum is great! The funny thing is that I didn't know he was using a comic book icon, since I don't read comic books. :D

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Posted 04 October 2007 - 09:00 PM

woah scifi has HD content other should i say widescreen content, i saw a little bit of species: the awakening and saw the scift HD logo.

thanks D* and universal for all the new HD content.

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Posted 04 October 2007 - 09:10 PM

Nope, I definitely saw it there yesterday.


It also popped up, though briefly, during the Threshold broadcasts earlier today.

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Posted 04 October 2007 - 09:49 PM

Yipee! The Awakening this evening was in true HD. Looks good for SG: Atlantis!

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Posted 04 October 2007 - 11:14 PM

Looks good for SG: Atlantis!


:D :D :D :D

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Posted 05 October 2007 - 12:18 AM

[quote name='Wire Paladin']If MGM was smart they would remaster the SG1 series and release them in HD. Leterbox is ok but I want the higher resolution. If they can do it to Hogan's Heroes that gotta be able to do it with SG1. And I would guess that if that happens, it would be shown on the new MGM HD channel.

SG:A is produced in HD and the episodes downcoverted to SD for SciFi to air. So when they licensed the show for future seasons, it should include the HD versions as well. For the past seasons' episodes, because they appear on HDNET in HD, don't expect SciFi to get them that way...yet. I would, however, expect SG:A to be in HD tonight.

I do know that many of the new scripted shows are posted in HD and then SD downconversions are made. Happens for pretty much all the network shows, except some of the cheaper "reality" shows and older ones that predate HD.

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Posted 05 October 2007 - 05:05 AM

Another nope - I posted earlier that it appeared during Ghost Hunters Wed Night.


First appearance of the SciFi HD bug, which is a good sign as well. Let's keep our fingers crossed for SGA in HD.

At first I thought it was Enterprise in HD, because of the actor who plays Malcolm, Enterprise Armory Officer, being a character in the Species flick.



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Posted 05 October 2007 - 05:39 AM

LMAO! !rolling I agree, this forum is great! The funny thing is that I didn't know he was using a comic book icon, since I don't read comic books. :D


me either, i just thought it was cool looking and grabbed it out of avatars r' us.:)
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Posted 05 October 2007 - 05:51 AM

[quote name='gphvid'][quote name='Wire Paladin']If MGM was smart they would remaster the SG1 series and release them in HD. Leterbox is ok but I want the higher resolution. If they can do it to Hogan's Heroes that gotta be able to do it with SG1. And I would guess that if that happens, it would be shown on the new MGM HD channel.

SG:A is produced in HD and the episodes downcoverted to SD for SciFi to air. So when they licensed the show for future seasons, it should include the HD versions as well. For the past seasons' episodes, because they appear on HDNET in HD, don't expect SciFi to get them that way...yet. I would, however, expect SG:A to be in HD tonight.

I do know that many of the new scripted shows are posted in HD and then SD downconversions are made. Happens for pretty much all the network shows, except some of the cheaper "reality" shows and older ones that predate HD.[/QUOTE]

The past episodes of SG:A appear on UHD not HDNET.

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Posted 05 October 2007 - 06:10 AM

[quote name='ansek'][quote name='gphvid']

The past episodes of SG:A appear on UHD not HDNET.[/QUOTE]

Thanks you just saved me a post, oh wait......

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Posted 05 October 2007 - 07:13 AM

If MGM was smart they would remaster the SG1 series and release them in HD.


This has already been done. When SG-1 started being released on DVD all the eps are in 1.78:1 aspect ratio and "mastered in high definition." At least that is what it says on the box. My box sets of season 1-4 are not Hi Def discs, of course, but the eps have been mastered that way.

So it is not completely out of the realm of possibility that we will get all eps of SG-1 on Sci Fi HD in Hi Def from now on.
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Posted 05 October 2007 - 08:32 AM

SciFi is the one channel I've been waiting for. It was/is #1 on my HD wish list. Yeah, I'm a geek...what of it? :guck:

Tonight if SG: Atlantis isn't in HD I'm gonna lose it....:box:

Seriously, the show is produced in HD...it's a "SciFi Original"...there's no excuse for is to be boxed in any way! :bad_nono:

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Posted 05 October 2007 - 12:29 PM

I am thinking stargate Alantis will be in HD next weeks TV guide lists it in HD. I don't put too much stock in TV guides listings but it also listed the Species movie in HD so it could be accurate. It also lists this Saturdays movies on Scfi in HD.
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Posted 05 October 2007 - 02:48 PM

I am thinking stargate Alantis will be in HD next weeks TV guide lists it in HD. I don't put too much stock in TV guides listings but it also listed the Species movie in HD so it could be accurate. It also lists this Saturdays movies on Scfi in HD.


But..D* has it listed as LB but no HD.

So far shows have been letter boxed, piller boxed, or BOTH :eek2: :scratchin

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Posted 05 October 2007 - 02:50 PM

But..D* has it listed as LB but no HD.

So far shows have been letter boxed, piller boxed, or BOTH :eek2: :scratchin

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#271 OFFLINE   vertigo235

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Posted 05 October 2007 - 04:48 PM

But..D* has it listed as LB but no HD.

So far shows have been letter boxed, piller boxed, or BOTH :eek2: :scratchin

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Seriously trusting the DirecTV guide data is a big mistake, lots of items show HD that really aren't, I'm thinking they are still mirroring the SD channel data right now.

Case and point, Species Awakening was not listed as HD, but it was in HD.

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Posted 05 October 2007 - 05:01 PM

Bionic Woman in HD right now, looking good for SGA tonight.

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Posted 05 October 2007 - 05:01 PM

Cool

Bionic woman is in true HD on Sci-Fi right now.
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Posted 05 October 2007 - 05:04 PM

Here's a screen cap from tonights Stargate:Atlantis on SciFiHD:

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Posted 05 October 2007 - 05:06 PM

Bionic Woman in HD right now, looking good for SGA tonight.


Yup. Looking better than the NBC broadcast.




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