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Old 11-19-2011, 11:36 AM   #16
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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.
i almost never watch our HD tv - i get tired of every single program and commercial constantly switching from letterbox to "fake widescreen" with bars on top bottom and both sides, or appearing stretched or squished necessitating switching a setting on the tv for it to display properly, and half the time it looks washed out or blurry anyways.

I'd rather they'd stuck to just two options: standard definition 4:3 and HD widescreen

...as for the "take it or leave it", and "get used to it" sentiments - don't get too used to it; they will come out with something new and incompatible as soon as they can just to try and get more money from consumers
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i almost never watch our HD tv - i get tired of every single program and commercial constantly switching from letterbox to "fake widescreen" with bars on top bottom and both sides, or appearing stretched or squished necessitating switching a setting on the tv for it to display properly, and half the time it looks washed out or blurry anyways.

I'd much rather they'd stuck to just two options: standard definition 4:3 and HD widescreen.
Yeah, I understand that. Some of the HD channels are still guilty of showing "stretchovision." TBS, TNT, History and A&E are the biggest offenders off the top of my head. If they don't have a program in HD, I'd much rather they show it in 4x3 pillarbox than stretch it (giving us short and fat people, and cars with oval wheels).

I normally stick to the HD channels, though, because I'm an HD snob. I have a 47" Sharp Aquos LCD, and I love it.
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i almost never watch our HD tv - i get tired of every single program and commercial constantly switching from letterbox to "fake widescreen" with bars on top bottom and both sides, or appearing stretched or squished necessitating switching a setting on the tv for it to display properly, and half the time it looks washed out or blurry anyways.


That's another thing I can't stand about HDTVs.--I actually recently bought 2 used regular tvs(not HD).Since they do not make regular tvs anymore I had no choice,cause normally I would never buy a used tv.I got a Sony 20 inch for 50 dollars,and a Toshiba 26 inch for 75 dollars.And I returned the HDTV we got.I don't miss the HDTV one bit,and it is a shame that they still do not make regular televisions.

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...as for the "take it or leave it", and "get used to it" sentiments - don't get too used to it; they will come out with something new and incompatible as soon as they can just to try and get more money from consumers
And I agree with that too.Get more money and complicate things even further at the same time.
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Original full screen ratio or no deal.
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Friends was just released on Blu ray, the entire series. I don't know if it was filmed or shot on videotape (or filmed, and edited on videotape) but that's pretty remarkable, since James burrows directed both of the sitcoms.

Seinfeld, which was shot on Film similar to Cheers is appearing on Network TV currently in full 16:9 HD. It's not cropped from a 4:3 picture either. You see additional detail, and bokeh in each shot, it's pretty awesome.

Cheers was shot on film as well, and, we could hopefully see a full 16:9 shot, featuring details we never saw before.

Cheers happens to be, one of the best DVD's I have ever seen. It looks better than Wings, and Frasier, oddly.

Cheers in HD would be the end of everything. The colors, the pictures on the wall, the beautiful faces, it would be one of the best shows ever released on Blu ray, honestly.

I hope Paramount goes through with it.
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Friends was just released on Blu ray, the entire series. I don't know if it was filmed or shot on videotape (or filmed, and edited on videotape) but that's pretty remarkable, since James burrows directed both of the sitcoms.

Seinfeld, which was shot on Film similar to Cheers is appearing on Network TV currently in full 16:9 HD. It's not cropped from a 4:3 picture either. You see additional detail, and bokeh in each shot, it's pretty awesome.

Cheers was shot on film as well, and, we could hopefully see a full 16:9 shot, featuring details we never saw before.

Cheers happens to be, one of the best DVD's I have ever seen. It looks better than Wings, and Frasier, oddly.

Cheers in HD would be the end of everything. The colors, the pictures on the wall, the beautiful faces, it would be one of the best shows ever released on Blu ray, honestly.

I hope Paramount goes through with it.
Cheers was broadcast in 16:9 shot on a HD Network.
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Friends was just released on Blu ray, the entire series. I don't know if it was filmed or shot on videotape (or filmed, and edited on videotape) but that's pretty remarkable, since James burrows directed both of the sitcoms.

Seinfeld, which was shot on Film similar to Cheers is appearing on Network TV currently in full 16:9 HD. It's not cropped from a 4:3 picture either. You see additional detail, and bokeh in each shot, it's pretty awesome.

Cheers was shot on film as well, and, we could hopefully see a full 16:9 shot, featuring details we never saw before.

Cheers happens to be, one of the best DVD's I have ever seen. It looks better than Wings, and Frasier, oddly.

Cheers in HD would be the end of everything. The colors, the pictures on the wall, the beautiful faces, it would be one of the best shows ever released on Blu ray, honestly.

I hope Paramount goes through with it.
Cheers was broadcast in 16:9 shot on a HD Network.
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So there is hope!
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"Cheeers" is one of my four favorite shows along with "All in The Family","Seinfeld",and "M*A*S*H*".I personally would love to see ALL of these mega-classics on both blue-ray and on one of those 80" big screens!RE-RUN HEAVEN!!
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Friends was just released on Blu ray, the entire series. I don't know if it was filmed or shot on videotape (or filmed, and edited on videotape) but that's pretty remarkable, since James burrows directed both of the sitcoms.

Seinfeld, which was shot on Film similar to Cheers is appearing on Network TV currently in full 16:9 HD. It's not cropped from a 4:3 picture either. You see additional detail, and bokeh in each shot, it's pretty awesome.

Cheers was shot on film as well, and, we could hopefully see a full 16:9 shot, featuring details we never saw before.

Cheers happens to be, one of the best DVD's I have ever seen. It looks better than Wings, and Frasier, oddly.

Cheers in HD would be the end of everything. The colors, the pictures on the wall, the beautiful faces, it would be one of the best shows ever released on Blu ray, honestly.

I hope Paramount goes through with it.
From what I can gather, Cheers was entirely shot and edited on film. Fortunately that makes it pretty easy and cheap to re-scan and make new HD transfers for distribution, which they have already done for virtually all of the episodes. The online CBS syndication bible details what has been newly transferred and available for current syndication packages. http://syndicationbible.cbstvd.com/s...ers/cheers.htm

So Cheers on Bluray is definitely a possibility. They whole run is available in HD via Amazon Instant Video. Much of the work is already done and it would only take a relatively small demand. Other sitcoms get a bit complicated. For instance I know that the first 2 seasons of Frasier and at least the first few of Wings were shot on film but edited on videotape. Around 1996 I believe the networks started editing digitally, which has a sharper image than videotape but they were only done in Standard Def. That is what is used for the respective DVD releases and that's why the first couple seasons don't look as clear and sharp as Cheers as you've noticed. In order to get a new HD transfer of these, they must go back to the original film elements (if they still exist) and re-edit them, shot-for-shot - in other words, it's a ton of work and money involved. The last 2 seasons of Frasier were already edited for HD broadcasting (starting in 2002) so they are pretty set for Bluray, once again already in HD via Amazon Instant Video.

I am unsure of the technical history of Seinfeld and Friends - whether or not they were ever edited on videotape. But I am sure that they are the 2 most popular sitcoms in recent history and HUGE earners, so any amount of money required for HD upgrades was a no-brainer. I am confident nearly all the big hitters will eventually get a slick HD treatment. We'll just have to be patient.

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"Cheeers" is one of my four favorite shows along with "All in The Family","Seinfeld",and "M*A*S*H*".I personally would love to see ALL of these mega-classics on both blue-ray and on one of those 80" big screens!RE-RUN HEAVEN!!
Sadly, All In The Family was shot on videotape with a resolution automatically limited to 480i standard def. It could never be true HD. They already look about as good as they ever will on the DVD releases. Only thing Bluray would offer is the ability to store more episodes per disc.
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I would be surprised if CBS has any interest whatsoever in releasing Cheers on Blu-ray. Our only hope is boutique labels like Shout, though I'm not sure how keen CBS is on licensing their product.
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I am unsure of the technical history of Seinfeld and Friends - whether or not they were ever edited on videotape.
I'm not sure about Friends, but I'm almost positive Seinfeld was edited on videotape. The episodes were re-assembled from the original film elements when the 16x9 HD masters that are now in syndication and on TBS were created, which I believe was the same remastering session for the DVDs.
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Cheers on Blu ray would be great.
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