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One more TV note...

One unfortunate side-effect of the new TV is being able to see how heavy the compression on Comcast Digital Cable is.

K decided he wanted to watch Deep Rising on Starz (digital) yesterday. The backgrounds were loaded with blocky compression artifacts. It's not really obvious when you're a few feet from the TV, but when you're sitting right in front of it adjusting the set and the cable box the 1/4" or larger blocks in the background are impossible to miss.

Oh, and speaking of digital cable, the new TV makes watching pan-and-scan versions for TV even more painful. Nothing like having black bars at the side of the screen where you know there should be picture...

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kproche
May. 1st, 2006 03:55 pm (UTC)
Not Deep Impact, Deep Rising.

I admit to a fondness for Treat Williams ever since I saw him in The Ritz as PI Michael Brick.

And the ending of Deep Rising has to be the best Kong/Skull Island/Monster Island/Jurassic Park throwaway *ever*.
bovil
May. 1st, 2006 03:57 pm (UTC)
The link was right, just not the title.
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