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Shame on NBC!

I caught a few minutes of NBC's broadcast of "Miracle on 34th Street" this afternoon. It was an awful digital transfer---the motion was intermittently jerky, and the audio was noticeably out of sync with the video. What a shame that a major network considers such a shoddy transfer "broadcast quality." It also bolsters the myth that "all old movies look lousy." Sadly, that will probably be their broadcast master going forward. It's a black eye to a wonderful vintage film that deserves better treatment.

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TCM is showing a beautiful broadcast master as I type, thank goodness. If you want to see "Miracle" this season, please try to see it on TCM---you'll enjoy it more.
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I love that movie, and started watching it only a few years ago. That is a shame NBC did that. I have the DVD, with both the colorized and black & white versions, I only watch the glorious B & W!
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I love that movie, and started watching it only a few years ago. That is a shame NBC did that. I have the DVD, with both the colorized and black & white versions, I only watch the glorious B & W!
Good for you! I have nothing against the colorized version, except that I think the B&W looks better and is more original.
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Funny you mention this. I was at my parents house and the NBC broadcast was on but the sound was turned down as we had about 50 people in the room at the time. I noticed and my Dad got a bit testy when he saw the small image on his big HDTV. "It's got to be somewhere else" he said and he flipped it to TCM.

World of difference!

I never watch any kind of commercial television, just on DVD and such but there was such a glaring difference even I could see it.

Unbelievable.

If they do that to the movies you love imagine what they are doing to your news....just saying...
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If they do that to the movies you love imagine what they are doing to your news....just saying...
I have seen some of the people on the news around here, I don't think I would want to see some of them in full HD. (jk)
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Funny you mention this. I was at my parents house and the NBC broadcast was on but the sound was turned down as we had about 50 people in the room at the time. I noticed and my Dad got a bit testy when he saw the small image on his big HDTV.
Are you saying that on an HDTV it showed as a particularly small image? That's worse yet! Jeez, they must have been broadcasting a 640x480 iPod file or something ...

(I didn't notice the size because we still have an analog TV with a tube ... we'll get a digital HDTV when the old one dies.)
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Thankfully we could watch it just fine on our tv - nbc. I will definately watch it on dvd again though. What a classic!
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