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# 29263 31-Dec-2008 10:19
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Looking through the TV3 schedule on their website ( there seems to be inconsistencies with their listings for 5.1 shows/movies

The sound of music on tonight for instance says 5.1 yet The League of Extraordinary Gentlement on this saturday does not?

Is the 5.1 indicator definitive or do most movies/modern TV shows have 5.1 on TV3?

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  # 186801 31-Dec-2008 11:23
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It's a very confusing situation at present. Some news shows are WD/HD/5.1 and other are not. Sometimes the guide is correct, other times it's not.

Despite claims that the Sound of Music is infact HD tonight the official Freeview guide says otherwise.

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Master Geek

  # 186858 31-Dec-2008 19:46
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Speaking of the sound of music, I don't think its actually in 5.1. I'm not getting any sound from my rear channels.


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  # 187199 3-Jan-2009 17:04
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fraseyboy: Speaking of the sound of music, I don't think its actually in 5.1. I'm not getting any sound from my rear channels.


These movies were released in 70mm and  6 track sound way before 5.1 came about.  They usually have 4  channels  front of  the screen and maybe a left and rite surround.  Rear sound was usually a fiddle  done manually in the theater at the time of showing..




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  # 187200 3-Jan-2009 17:05
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I wondered about that. I also wondered how it could be HD when those types of camera's wouldn't have been invented at the time of filming right?

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  # 187215 3-Jan-2009 19:23
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Yes they did, it was called film, and a modern transfer from old film can look mint once they correct the colours.


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  # 187278 4-Jan-2009 08:34
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richms: Yes they did, it was called film, and a modern transfer from old film can look mint once they correct the colours.


I seem to remember reading that 35mm film frame is the equivalent to about 4000P so there's plenty of HD content to be transfered..



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