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Otis P Jivefunk

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« Reply #40 on: 09-07-2009 22:11 »

I don't really care if it's in HD or not, I might when I have HD equipment but that'll be years away...
MaNBoT

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« Reply #41 on: 09-10-2009 08:40 »

I have not seen one single blu-ray copy of ITWGY or BG anywhere in Australia.
I'd kill to see the video commentaries.
Really? They're at Kmart here every time I go there.
Well you're in NSW, the state that actually shows Futurama on TV.

Bah! when I move up there next year all will be well.
I live in Adelaide (i know, i know) and just about every store that sells Futurama has both Benders Game and ITWGY on Blu Ray. Infact when it was released it was no. 1 on EZDVD.com.au best sellers list.

Anyway the show will almost certainly be in HD and 16:9, it makes sense for them to do it that way and i'll be very happy because the show looks awesome in HD.
Freako

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« Reply #42 on: 09-10-2009 10:24 »

I saw ITWGY on Blu-Ray today but I wasn't carrying any cash and I had already used up all my monthly transactions on my bank card.

Figures.
Zmithy

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« Reply #43 on: 09-17-2009 23:24 »

Okay, as an animator, I can clear a few things up...

HD (increased resolution) doesn't matter too much with animation because it's primarily made of lines and flat colours, something which upscales well.

16:9 ratio would be very nice though, widescreen is becoming the new standard and it's a good move. Besides, 16:9 content is often made with the action taking place in the 4:3 area in the centre, so that it can be broadcast on regular TVs without chopping off the action.. this is standard practice for animators who work in 16:9.

There's no real downside to making 16:9 content, it can still be trimmed to fit 4:3 screens with widescreen being saved for the dvd release.
Gopher

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« Reply #44 on: 09-18-2009 00:38 »

zmithy, there are several points in the movies where there are fine background details that are difficult to make out in in SD.  And working in 16:9 but being limited to the center 4:3 makes conversion simple and cheap, but artistically it's hardly the ideal way to use the extra space, is it?

Old seasons of Futurama or The Simpsons, I won't be buying on blu-ray, but animation produced with with HD in mind can be worth picking up on blu-ray.
coldangel

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« Reply #45 on: 09-18-2009 16:45 »

I have a standard definition TV, and I didn't really feel I missed anything in the movies. Mind you, I've never even seen an HD TV, so I really have no comparison.
Gopher

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« Reply #46 on: 09-18-2009 17:12 »

well it should go without saying if you don't have an hd tv, there's little point in paying for hd anything else. Should, I stress, because you can't even seem to mention HD without people crawling out of the woodwork to point out that they don't have an HD tv.
coldangel

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« Reply #47 on: 09-18-2009 17:26 »

I just wanted attention.
Gopher

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« Reply #48 on: 09-18-2009 17:29 »

Well, get attention like a normal person: arson.
Jezzem

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« Reply #49 on: 09-18-2009 17:49 »

Someone arson about?

About the "What's the point making 2D animation HD?" thing: Does it really matter if it's 2D or live action or 3D or whatever? Either way, HD just makes the picture quality better so does something have to be 3D animation or live action for it to look better in HD?

Note: I don't know if what I just typed made any sense. I'm tired, leave me alone.
Gopher

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« Reply #50 on: 09-18-2009 17:54 »

Well, it can be more beneficial for live-action, since reality has a near-infinite resolution and animation, well, doesn't, but yeah, even the crudest animation will be sharper and crisper in hd.
leela09

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« Reply #51 on: 09-18-2009 20:17 »

I have a standard definition TV, and I didn't really feel I missed anything in the movies. Mind you, I've never even seen an HD TV, so I really have no comparison.
You'll tape the new series with your BETAMAX I suppose?
Nixons Head

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« Reply #52 on: 09-18-2009 21:25 »

HEY!! Dont knock the BETAMAX.
coldangel

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« Reply #53 on: 09-19-2009 02:27 »

Leela09 is making fun of me because I'm poor! I'm telling!
Seriously though, food and shelter is a bigger priority for me at this stage than some redundant technological gimmick.
Gopher

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« Reply #54 on: 09-19-2009 02:29 »

poor? do you know what betamax recorders and blank tapes cost compared to vhs these days?
coldangel

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« Reply #55 on: 09-19-2009 03:22 »

!!
I've been sitting on a goldmine!
leela09

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« Reply #56 on: 09-19-2009 05:16 »
« Last Edit on: 09-19-2009 05:17 »

Leela09 is making fun of me because I'm poor! I'm telling!
Seriously though, food and shelter is a bigger priority for me at this stage than some redundant technological gimmick.
Listen buddy,I own the franchise on poor.I'm still unemployed.And I just found out my hamster is dying of testicular cancer.Just after I neutered him, the ungrateful bastard.
Speaking of redundant tech gimmicks HD is the standard broadcast medium in these disUnited States.I can guess that the CD will be the next to be carried off by the Sunset Squad.
Remember the mini-disc?That's superflous technology for you.
coldangel

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« Reply #57 on: 09-19-2009 05:39 »

DVDs seemed to have a pretty short run. Now they're being replaced by Blu-ray, which is set to be replaced by quantum holo-chips pretty soon.
Freako

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« Reply #58 on: 09-19-2009 05:48 »

...Those can't be played in a Xingamax player!
Gopher

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« Reply #59 on: 09-19-2009 05:49 »

15 years is a decent run, and the format isn't dead just yet, dvds still outsell BDs.
leela09

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« Reply #60 on: 09-19-2009 06:20 »

We need to have implants in our brains so that companies can beam movies directly into our brains without the need for any more hardware.
Gopher

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« Reply #61 on: 09-19-2009 06:24 »

Yeah, but they'll have to invent the technology to beam money directly out of your wallet before they'd even think of deploying that system.
leela09

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« Reply #62 on: 09-19-2009 06:32 »
« Last Edit on: 09-19-2009 06:35 »

Who carries money in their wallets anymore?With bankcards and credit cards you need very little "old timey money".It could be done with a subscription.I can see Netflix on this like "Boring on Gerry Ford".



Wow 5 today.Look at me now Ma I'm postin"!
Jezzem

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« Reply #63 on: 09-19-2009 06:34 »

...Those can't be played in a Xingamax player!

Oh Freako you know I'm a sucker for audio commentary quotes! Here, have some chips.
Otis P Jivefunk

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« Reply #64 on: 09-24-2009 12:41 »
« Last Edit on: 09-24-2009 12:42 »

15 years is a decent run, and the format isn't dead just yet, dvds still outsell BDs.

DVD's in 1994? Did I miss something?...
Spaceball

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« Reply #65 on: 11-07-2009 06:01 »

I don't watch TV so I won't see Futurama on TV. I sure hope they will release them in HD. The third and fourth movie looked both really great an Blu-ray. The details are amazing. The PAL release of the second movie was really awfull. The visible compression artifacts of the DVD releases alone makes it worth to upgrade to the Blu-ray releases.

They just haven't been released in germany yet. I had to import both movies on Blu-ray from britain so they were a little bit expensive. I don't want to spend big money on the Blu-ray release because the guys at Fox Germany decide against an Blu-ray release, again. On the other hand, they might release the sixth season on Blu-ray after they have been aired on german TV.

DVDs seemed to have a pretty short run. Now they're being replaced by Blu-ray, which is set to be replaced by quantum holo-chips pretty soon.

Actually, they will be replaced by internet downloads with mighty DRM. No fun collecting data files. I actually prefer things you can touch over things you can't because they are just numbers on you harddisk.
I.C. Weiner

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« Reply #66 on: 12-18-2009 08:08 »

I agree I have an unnecessarily large DVD collection because i like having the movies on hand even if i don't plan on watching them any time soon. Not to mention how much of a pain in the ass it is to try and get high quality non-pirated video to migrate between computers/devices if one should go down.
coldangel

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« Reply #67 on: 12-18-2009 09:31 »

DVDs seemed to have a pretty short run. Now they're being replaced by Blu-ray, which is set to be replaced by quantum holo-chips pretty soon.

Actually.......

I know, I don't care, it was a joke.
LobsterMooch
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« Reply #68 on: 12-18-2009 09:55 »
« Last Edit on: 12-18-2009 10:09 »

Why don't you invent a key for the keyboard that will tell people when you are trying to make a joke. It will take the guesswork out of your posts. big grin.

BTW I don't think Spaceball will ever read that.
coldangel

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« Reply #69 on: 12-18-2009 15:30 »

a key for the keyboard that will tell people when you are trying to make a joke.

"Trying"?

Anyhow, the lighthearted expression of good-natured fun and humor on my avatar should be indication enough. Look at it! It's having a wonderful time.
LobsterMooch
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« Reply #70 on: 12-18-2009 18:37 »

Maybe something like this.
 smile joke joke joke joke joke joke smile
That way the humourly challenged will laugh with the rest of us.
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