"Midnight on the Firing Line" What's the verdict?

B5JMS Poster b5jms-owner at shekel.mcl.cs.columbia.edu
Thu Sep 28 04:49:05 EDT 2000

From: "Ronald Holder" <rjholder at altelco.net>
Date: 27 Sep 2000 18:18:42 -0700
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I think it is worse than the static in one channel; the sound was
noticably duller, and also the video is degraded in quality;
artifacting was very noticable on items like Miss Winter's dress
in the bar scene near the end, and fades to black.
I am very disappointed in the poor quality of the show as SciFi
is showing it. I have a tape from TNT (made on S-VHS, standard
play), and the difference in quality is definitely noticable.
The commercials, and the next show after B5, had the usual sharp
video and clean audio.
I will check other episodes of the show, but unless I see a major
improvement in future episodes, I am going to stick with the tapes
I made.

Ron Holder

"Brian Downing" <bdowning at lavos.net> wrote:
> cutting error that was mentioned earlier, the right channel sound
> here (on DirectTV) was quite bad in the second half of the show.
> Lots of static when people were talking.  This bad sound wasn't
> carried into the commercials, however.  I was wondering if that
> was Sci-Fi's problem or a DirectTV problem.  (Or perhaps Sci-Fi's
> feed to DirectTV.)
> -bcd
> --
> ** Brian Downing
> ** bdowning at lavos.net

From: jmsatb5 at aol.com (Jms at B5)
Date: 27 Sep 2000 21:19:05 -0700
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I'm wondering if the artifacting, which I noticed primariliy at the fade-outs,
is a function of going from the PAL wide masters to NTSC....


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