Nialli's unofficial blog on Virgin Media's high definition, TiVo and UK Netflix cable TV services
April 29, 2011
Fringe this week - barely HD, deliberately
Watching this week's episode of Sky1 HD's Fringe I thought I needed my eyes testing; normally one of the best examples of HD picture quality, this week's broadcast (an episode called "Subject 13") looked blurry on my TiVo.
According to the Fringe sites though it was filmed deliberately in this way; not only to reflect the 1985 setting for this flashback episode, but also to assist with the CGI on John Noble's/Walter Bishop's face to make him appear 26 years younger.
And there I was thinking the TiVo's HD PQ had taken a turn for the worse...
(And yes, that's Andre "Bubbles" Royo in the pic, Wire fans!)