Kill the lights on this one. This film is dark, dark, dark. I must have seen “Escape from Alcatraz” a hundred times over the years in standard-definition, and each time it seemed the quality got progressively worse. But it is just one of those films that I can’t turn off, even with commercial interruptions.
TNT ran The Predator in HD the other night and I gotta tell ya I wasn’t impressed. While this is probably not TNT’s fault, nor the fault of my service provider, the movie was realistically about half way to high-definition.
I haven’t seen the Blu-ray version which was released back in April 2008 to compare, so this review is strictly of the HD broadcast. First off, the format looked strange. It looked as if it was stretched horizontally, although at times I was thrown off because the broadcast looked vertically challenged.
The CBS hit show “Survivor” will be shot and broadcast in high-definition next season, that according to an announcement at the National Association of Broadcasters convention on Sunday. The upgrade finally arriving for their 17th season is long overdue.
A new website has been launched that will provide you information on what HD channels are available in your zip code. WhereIsHD.com, run by Media Business Corp. out of Lakewood, Colorado, seems to have put their finger on one of the missing elements to this whole evolution of high definition broadcasting.