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Old 08-28-2012, 07:44 AM   #121
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Crap!!!

I'll have to go with Justin now too.
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Old 08-28-2012, 01:24 PM   #122
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Got to be Christina and Justin in the finals.

My money is on Justin to win it all.
Lame cliffhanger. I would be STUNNED if it wasn't Dana who gets her walking papers. If the canned Christina or Justin it would be a complete non sequitur.
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Old 08-28-2012, 02:06 PM   #123
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I can't even imagine that it won't be Dana leaving before the final. I don't know who will win.

They bring everybody else back to go on the two teams, right? argh! I always hate that.
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Old 08-29-2012, 11:07 AM   #124
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I hate I got sucked into HK again. Someone remind me me not to watch this crappy show next season. It's the same show over and over with all the same fake elements and the same boring Wellington and risotto.
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Old 08-29-2012, 11:24 AM   #125
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I hate I got sucked into HK again. Someone remind me me not to watch this crappy show next season. It's the same show over and over with all the same fake elements and the same boring Wellington and risotto.
I'll remind you on the one condition - that you remind me, for the exact same reason!


(..and here we'll be at the end of next season too!!!!!)
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Old 08-29-2012, 11:43 AM   #126
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They bring everybody else back to go on the two teams, right? argh! I always hate that.
It might be better if they have a rule saying that each finalist's first choice must be someone from the other team. It always seems to be that when it's a man against a woman in the finals, they end up with the original two teams.
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Old 08-29-2012, 01:20 PM   #127
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I hate I got sucked into HK again. Someone remind me me not to watch this crappy show next season. It's the same show over and over with all the same fake elements and the same boring Wellington and risotto.
I've said that every year since about the second season.
I think it simply starts up when nothing much else new is on and I fall for it.
Then for some reason I feel as if I have to stick it out to the bitter end even when I have no interest in the show or any of the contestants.

Heck, Gordon hasn't even called anyone a donkey at all this year and Jean Philippe has been absent for the past three years.
I really need to stop watching it.
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Old 08-30-2012, 06:11 AM   #128
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This is the first year I watched HK and I've really enjoyed it. My only real complaint is that in 2012 they should be using HD cameras to record this instead of the SD ones they are using. I think they are the only primetime show that is not using HD cameras.But either way I'm pretty sure I will watch it again. Along with Master Chef and Hotel Hell. And kitchen Nightmares too. I never watched any of those shows until recently.

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Old 08-30-2012, 08:18 AM   #129
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I hate I got sucked into HK again. Someone remind me me not to watch this crappy show next season. It's the same show over and over with all the same fake elements and the same boring Wellington and risotto.
You forgot the scallops!

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This is the first year I watched HK and I've really enjoyed it. My only real complaint is that in 2012 they should be using HD cameras to record this instead of the SD ones they are using. I think they are the only primetime show that is not using HD cameras.But either way I'm pretty sure I will watch it again. Along with Master Chef and Hotel Hell. And kitchen Nightmares too. I never watched any of those shows until recently.

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Old 08-30-2012, 12:01 PM   #131
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You forgot the scallops!
They're RAW!!!!!!!
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Old 08-30-2012, 12:43 PM   #132
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I hate I got sucked into HK again. Someone remind me me not to watch this crappy show next season. It's the same show over and over with all the same fake elements and the same boring Wellington and risotto.


"Oh come on...Come here, you. Have you given up? Do you want to go home? I've had it up to here with you. There's no fire, no passion...get out of my bloody kitchen. You heard me GET OUT!!!"
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"Oh come on...Come here, you. Have you given up? Do you want to go home? I've had it up to here with you. There's no fire, no passion...get out of my bloody kitchen. You heard me GET OUT!!!"

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This is the first year I watched HK and I've really enjoyed it. My only real complaint is that in 2012 they should be using HD cameras to record this instead of the SD ones they are using. I think they are the only primetime show that is not using HD cameras
There are definitely parts of the show that are filmed in HD.

Some of the security camera parts are still in SD, but the main parts in the Kitchen and the Dining room are filmed in HD, no doubt.

Picture is *way* to clear on my 63" plasma to not be.
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Old 08-31-2012, 12:11 PM   #135
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So why not broadcast in 16:9?
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Old 08-31-2012, 12:30 PM   #136
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There are definitely parts of the show that are filmed in HD.

Some of the security camera parts are still in SD, but the main parts in the Kitchen and the Dining room are filmed in HD, no doubt.

Picture is *way* to clear on my 63" plasma to not be.

Even those sections aren't HD. It looks like it's 480P widescreen. Just like the digital broadcasts I recorded from Fox in the early 2000's.

If it is HD, then it's the worst HD I've seen in eleven years of recording and watching HD. All you have to do is look at the background. With HD you should be able to see fine details in the backgrounds, be able read small print on the wall, easily see pores on peopels skin, see tiny blemishes etc.

You see none of this in Hell's Kitchen. It's a stark contrast to Master Chef which you see all of these things. As well as other Primetime programming on TV.
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So why not broadcast in 16:9?
It is where I am at.
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Even those sections aren't HD. It looks like it's 480P widescreen. Just like the digital broadcasts I recorded from Fox in the early 2000's.

If it is HD, then it's the worst HD I've seen in eleven years of recording and watching HD. All you have to do is look at the background. With HD you should be able to see fine details in the backgrounds, be able read small print on the wall, easily see pores on peopels skin, see tiny blemishes etc.

You see none of this in Hell's Kitchen. It's a stark contrast to Master Chef which you see all of these things. As well as other Primetime programming on TV.
Then our feeds must be different. When the footage is HD (and there are parts that are not), Hells Kitchen looks just as good as Master Chef.

I have my TV set to display native resolutions, and HK comes in at 720p.
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Then our feeds must be different. When the footage is HD (and there are parts that are not), Hells Kitchen looks just as good as Master Chef.

I have my TV set to display native resolutions, and HK comes in at 720p.
Yes Fox feeds their affiliates 720P, whether the originial source is 720P, 1080P, or SD.

I did find a site that lists the cameras used. The 69 robotic pan/tilt/zoom cameras are listed as HD but only have 690 lines of resolution. So I don't know how they can be considered HD. But that would explain why the pictures look so soft. But they are also supposed to be using ten handheld Sony XDCAMs which should produce a superb, detailed picture.

I've seen Hell's kitchen from several HD sets ranging in size from 32" to 73" and there has always been a discrepancy in the clarity between the two. So maybe there is something going on with the local station. I'm always able to see minute details with MC but not with HK. I'll need to see if I can rent an episode in HD and compare it to what the local station sends out.

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Old 09-05-2012, 12:38 PM   #140
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No surprises on the final 2.

The picks by the finalists were a bit surprising.

Clemenza is kind of a doosh.
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You would think people would not want to look like an A**hole on national TV.
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Old 09-05-2012, 02:25 PM   #142
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You would think people would not want to look like an A**hole on national TV.
Clemenza didn't get the memo!

I laughed when he was surprised that no-one wanted to pick him and then he sits and yawns his way through the meeting!

I don't know if he actually did walk out, but he was noticeably absent from the shots of next week. However, that COULD be careful editing!
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It was very careful editing, although not careful enough. I saw his profile in one of the shots.
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It was very careful editing, although not careful enough. I saw his profile in one of the shots.
I kind of guessed that this was the case.
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I laughed when he was surprised that no-one wanted to pick him and then he sits and yawns his way through the meeting!

Ramsey also had to needle him about being picked last.


I would have preferred Dana vs Christina.
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I'm sure he's plenty used to being picked last...you know for sports and stuff.
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I wondered if there was going to end up being a 'Christina vs Dana' scenario.

LMAO at the Clemenza drama. good grief! That guy makes me want to puke. I hope he DID walk out but you just KNOW he'll be back.
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Old 09-07-2012, 12:57 PM   #148
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Patrick was booted 2 weeks before Tiffany, maybe she didn't want to come back to cook. Regardless of the reason I'm glad, I can't stand her. ETA, maybe they need to make it 4/4 men/women that come back
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The winner won me over. I ended up rooting for that person and was glad they won.
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No complaints. I wouldn't have had any had it gone the other way.
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