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Old May 4th, 2008, 03:28 PM   #1
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DVX24p 2 DVD on HDTV's?! quality poor!

Hey guys, i'm currently compiling my 2nd project to dvd. The first one was realeased 2 years ago and back then HDTV werent really all that affordable and in many homes. Anyway

so here is my dilema, i've shot 24p 4.3 ratio(yes i know i probably should have done 16x9). I've been testing output formats and nothing is really good.
Im editing on pro cs2

exproting as mpg2dvd highest bitrates, when i watch it on the HDTV it looks like ass, is there anyway to get it to look decent so there isnt many jagies around. The picture doesnt flicker but u can see a ton of jaggies. Or is this what i'm going to get from having SD footage shown on HD tv?
I looked into this but coudlnt really find any suitable answers.

thanks in advance

Sat

i htink i'm slowly realizing that even with all the highest settings i'll still see jagies on HDTV's..its just how the tech is....

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Old May 6th, 2008, 09:50 AM   #2
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Are you comparing it to other dvds? They do look bad, I think the 16x9 stuff looks acceptable. I did a test where I tried playing off a DVD player, an upconverter, and a PS3 (which is a better upconverter).
The DVD was bad, the upconverter was even worse, and the PS3 was best.
Anyway just confirm if other DVDs look bad too, or if there's something wrong with yours...
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Old May 6th, 2008, 10:07 AM   #3
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funny thing is, i did look @ other dvds and mine looked slightly better..lol....

there is just somthign about this technology, the whole pixelated thing that hdtv display when watching from a close distance. I think i'm used to the pc screen..anyway..yah i think it'll be ok, i'm just over critical! :D
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Old May 6th, 2008, 10:13 AM   #4
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From my experience, and from reading others' input as well:

SD footage always looks worse on an HDTV than a SDTV.

It's just a fact of life that we will have to learn to deal with I guess...

PS. One glimmer of optimism is that footage downconverted from HD to SD looks better (in my subjective opinion) than straight SD footage.
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