April 03, 2010

Ashes to Ashes on BBC HD - Revised

Good to see Ashes to Ashes in HD last night. Unfortunately, next Friday's episode won't be simulcast on BBC HD as there's blanket coverage of the US Masters from 9pm, but it will be shown the following Monday at 9pm. Details on Radio Times

Revision: Having watched it properly now, it wasn't that good an example of HD to my eyes. Possibly shot in a grainier definition to be truer to the eighties mood? Compared with the HD dazzle of Doctor Who the following night this looked more like the tame HD of Criminal Justice last year rather than an HD showcase. I don't think I'll be watching the rest of the series on channel 108. Besides, the thought of Gene Hunt in pin-sharp detail is likely to give me nightmares...

3 comments:

howardmicks said...

totally agree thought Doctor Who was amazing quality on BBC HD

Afront said...

I'm still not sure whether this means A2A will be an episode behind every week from now on then...?

Idea for a post: list of the HD channels and whether or not they broadcast in Dolby Digital (5.1 sound) or not. Some of the new ones do, some don't...

BikeNutt said...

All the current HD channels are DD5.1 capable - with the exception of ITV1HD. Whether each programme was created with a DD5.1 soundtrack is another matter. I'd like to see a marker on the info pane - like the HD, WS, S, AD ones we get currently.

I watched Doctor Who this evening and agree it looked/sounded very good. Especially the 3-minute-long low frequency background rumble in the scene where they enter the 'new' TARDIS. I was also pleasantly surprised how well Matt Smith has filled David tenant's shoes. I think I will like him as the new Doc.