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Discussion in 'Now Playing - TV Show Talk' started by tlc, Apr 20, 2014.
Got enough Tivos?
Wowzer! Biggest marathon ever?
I'm stupid enough without subjecting myself to that.
I wonder if the early seasons will be high quality up converts.
The DVD rips I have leave a lot to be desired.
Keep in mind that the quality of the animation itself in the earliest years was not as sharp as it became (this is true for quite a few series).
The show didn't switch from SD to HD until sometime in Season 20.
That doesn't mean the original material isn't in HD. Even if rebroadcast in SD, the resolution will be considerably higher than what we all saw in the original broadcasts. Keep in mind that SD actually refers to 720x480, or DVD quality. What we saw on analog cable or OTA was much less than that. SD broadcast digitally provides a much better image than what we used to see.
....also the episodes are almost certainly cut for extra commercial time, so you're likely missing a significant quantity (many minutes) of each episode.
Hello, Simpsons World. Goodbye, the Rest of Your Life
Under 2 days to the marathon!
Thanks for the reminder. I'm not a Simpson's fan but younger son and daughter are, so I will remind them to tune in.
Don't get FXX but I have seasons 1-9 or so on DVD, so I'm set
But I would have this on in the background a LOT if I got FXX
For some reason Comcast in my area has FXX, but it doesn't have it in HD. I had it in HD, with Comcast, before I moved. But that means that I can actually afford to set this entire marathon to record and have plenty of disk space. Heck, I'd have enough if it were in HD, but at least it's not a concern at all in SD.
But I'm waiting for the ToDo list to schedule the whole thing to see how many I'm going to miss and see if I can finagle a way to get them all.
Why do people want ~5 minutes cut out of each episode?!?!?
I used to archive all of the Simpsons episodes on DVD. I mostly recorded them on a Tivo and transferred them to my PC where I'd author about a dozen episodes on each DVD with menus. I finally gave up after about 450 episodes and I still have them all on DVD. I haven't watched a single one of them since putting them on DVD. In fact, I stopped watching The Simpsons a couple of seasons ago. There's just something weird about an infant that hasn't aged in over 20 years, even if they're only cartoon characters.
I'd be surprised if anything is cut for more commercial time. I'd wager they're all being show in their entirety. Besides, there's enough space in each episode for ample commercial time. They could end up going half-screen on the end credits and using the other half for commercials or previews like a lot of channels do and keep the commercial breaks reserved for paid advertising..
They're showing the original broadcast version and not the syndicated.