First of all, I'm glad I'm still watching 'SD' because these over hyped flat screens seem to be a nightmare for most people. Then when they get their TVs calibrated to where they want it, they turn into some kind of snob it seems. This whole HD nightmare has made alot of people watching hrs. or viewing time a living hell. You do realize it's because of this HD stuff that makes SD look bad only because it sucks the bandwidth like bloody hell 10 times more than just watching it in SD. So SD watchers think their pictures are bad because HD would make it so much better. Rubbish. You woud get a flat screen version of a movie upconverted and calibrated to what you think would look like the real thing from the cinema. Only a handful can actually do this. The rest watch movies in 4:3 stretched across the screen thinking it's wide!!!
Now with Redbox
. This app was a little buggy but it works just fine now. At least for me. It's got a lot of benefits that are great that I laid out in another thread. ONE thing I think Alot of the people who have HD and Complain is something even I've noticed on my glorious, outdated SD TV. There have been a few movies that start out looking terrible. I figure it's the Adative Bitrate thing that Netflix does but I back the movie up after 5 minutes to see what it looks like at the 0.30 mark and it's still blocky in the areas I had seen it before. I realize then that the movie has been encoded that way and no HD in the world would straighten that out!! So it's only been on a few movies.
This crap about, they only have about 20 things I want to watch is like so far out there like Pluto man!! There's nearly 4,000 movies on Redbox
now so I call BS on that. You remind me of the guys that would walk into my video store that held thousands of movies, special, etc. They would walk out and say they have seen everything. Yeah right, and your wife's at home waiting for me in bed.
The next time you guys see 'Loading, please wait', you can thank the quality they are trying to push to a spoiled brat society that screams like a kid who can't heve their binky. I'll watch in SD until I have to switch. Even then I'll just use my video projector to make movies look more like they're projected film instead of saturated, over sharpened stuff that this HD mania has made people thinking they are getting the best. Like I said, there are a coveted few that can use them and realize the down faults and limitations and can calibrate them perfectly but they are not the one's whining because they are realistic about it. To end this rant, we ALL suffer because when mankind gets a new toy, it's always MORE FASTER BIGGER BETTER BETTER