December 30, 2009

BBC HD over Christmas

What did everyone think? I thought the Doctor Who and Cranford specials looked very good - the former was an improvement over the Waters of Mars episode to my eyes, but that may just be because those aerial shots of London always look good in HD. Cranford looked good too, and so did Outnumbered. I've still to watch Day of the Triffids and Victoria Wood.
I didn't try any of the films showing on BBC HD, but two I caught on 4HD, Dick Tracy and Slither, looked spectacular. TheChristmas lineup on FX was useless, but ESPN HD was as sparkling as ever.
It's a great shame that ITV1HD wasn't on cable in time for Christmas as they've got more HD programming than C4 now. Let's hope we get that before the re-start of the Champions League in February.

5 comments:

Afront said...

Day of the Triffids looked OK, not spectacular, and it wasn't in Dolby Digital for some reason.

Erich said...

Surely you mean 5.1?

tvsersity said...

Is anything in 5.1 anymore on BBC HD? I assume they've retreated to stereo to save money on sound mixing.

Lewpy said...

Yes, I still regularly see my external amplifier kick in to DD 5.1 while watching BBC HD on my V+ box. Not everything, but definately still some things. I will try to make a mental note of the next time I notice it, and on what program.

Lewpy said...

Doctor Who: The End of Time (Part 2) was in DD 5.1 this evening.