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Old 10-23-2011, 08:12 PM   #1
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Default Cheers needs to be released on Blu Ray

They need to take that show to the highest level and release it on Blu Ray.
all 11 seasons of this groundbreaking and most acclaimed series in tv history.
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I'd buy it on Blu-ray if they kept it in the original aspect ratio (I'm not a fan of the 16x9 crops that are airing on HDNet) and if they fixed the music licensing issues that plagued the DVDs.
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I'd buy it on Blu-ray if they kept it in the original aspect ratio (I'm not a fan of the 16x9 crops that are airing on HDNet) and if they fixed the music licensing issues that plagued the DVDs.
I Like the 16x9 better, because it's clearer then 4x3.

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That's because you're seeing it in 1080i. The 4x3 would be just as clear as (or perhaps even clearer than) the 16x9 if it was presented in HD.

Things don't need to be widescreen to look amazing in high definition. For proof of that, look at Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, Pinocchio, The Wizard of Oz or The Twilight Zone (original series) on Blu-ray.
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That's because you're seeing it in 1080i. The 4x3 would be just as clear as (or perhaps even clearer than) the 16x9 if it was presented in HD.

Things don't need to be widescreen to look amazing in high definition. For proof of that, look at Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, Pinocchio, The Wizard of Oz or The Twilight Zone (original series) on Blu-ray.
But to me it's the in thing now, live with it.
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I'm very happy with just having the DVDs. I feel it's hard enough to get some shows even to make it to DVD.
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But to me it's the in thing now, live with it.
Oh, I'm totally down with the widescreen format, and have been since the '90s. I was one of those annoying guys who insisted on watching movies in letterbox on my old CRT TV, even before the days of DVD.

Having said that, things that were intended for the 4x3 aspect ratio should stay that way. With Cheers in widescreen, you're gaining a tiny bit of new information on the sides of your screen, but losing a lot of information excised from the top and bottom of the frame.

It would be blasphemy to crop The Wizard of Oz, Casablanca, Citizen Kane or Gone With the Wind to widescreen. I think pre-widescreen TV shows should be held to the same standard.
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I concur with AKA.--Anything not originally filmed in widescreen,should NOT be messed with. As he mentioned your basically cutting out part of the picture.As an example I saw a few episodes of Hogans Heroes on a high definition channel and there must have been 20 percent of the picture left out because they cut and cropped it to fit the widescreen.In alot of scenes you could not even see the top of their heads. How is that an improvement?
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I concur with AKA.--Anything not originally filmed in widescreen,should NOT be messed with. As he mentioned your basically cutting out part of the picture.As an example I saw a few episodes of Hogans Heroes on a high definition channel and there must have been 20 percent of the picture left out because they cut and cropped it to fit the widescreen.In alot of scenes you could not even see the top of their heads. How is that an improvement?
or if they don't cut off the ends they stretch it so that everyone looks like the Hill People.
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or if they don't cut off the ends they stretch it so that everyone looks like the Hill People.
Yeah,and that's even much worse,actually un-viewable. Most tv shows were simply not made for these HDTVs,or rather HDTVs were not made for viewing older tv shows properly.And of course basically anything filmed over 10-15 years ago was not filmed in HD.If you ask me,the older shows look better on regular tv sets.That is one of the main problems I have with the new flatscreens,even if you watch the olders shows how you are supposed to, with the black bars on the sides,they still do not look as good as they do on a regular television set.

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Oh, I'm totally down with the widescreen format, and have been since the '90s. I was one of those annoying guys who insisted on watching movies in letterbox on my old CRT TV, even before the days of DVD.

Having said that, things that were intended for the 4x3 aspect ratio should stay that way. With Cheers in widescreen, you're gaining a tiny bit of new information on the sides of your screen, but losing a lot of information excised from the top and bottom of the frame.

It would be blasphemy to crop The Wizard of Oz, Casablanca, Citizen Kane or Gone With the Wind to widescreen. I think pre-widescreen TV shows should be held to the same standard.
Like I Said it again, it's the in thing now, you have to live with it.
pretty soon, there will super hi vision.
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you have to live with it.
Not really. Plenty of old titles are being remastered in HD and released on Blu-ray, but kept in their original aspect ratio.
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Not really. Plenty of old titles are being remastered in HD and released on Blu-ray, but kept in their original aspect ratio.
the whole point of all that extra room on the Blah-Ray disks was supposed to be to give you the option of putting multiple aspect ratios and other extras on there (although in practice it has just been a scam by Sony to control the medium)
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Blu-ray's biggest selling point has always been 1080p video. As with DVD, the alternate angle option is an afterthought. In twelve years of owning optical video disc players, I can't tell you how few times I've hit the "angle" button on my remote.
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Not really. Plenty of old titles are being remastered in HD and released on Blu-ray, but kept in their original aspect ratio.
I'm sorry, but Widescreen is the way to go, take it or leave it.
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