Seen in HD Episode 14 – Watchmen review, BD Audio: To enhance or not

Dec 1, 2009 by

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Full of turkey, Seen in HD returns for episode 14. We start out talking about Black Friday. With little sales news available on recording day, Adam and Phil take a look at this article from Marketwatch.com, which says a lot without saying anything. The hosts also talk about their weekend shopping experiences, as lite as they might have been.

Are Netflix discs going to kill you?? KLTV in Texas pondered that same question, so they had six Netflix discs and sleeves tested for diseases and other yucky stuff. In the end, they found that you can safely continue to rent from Netflix, but the article was too kooky not to talk about.

The big conversation this week centered on this article from Home Media Magazine that asked the question, should old movies, which in most cases have mono soundtracks, be remixed into 5.1 sound for Blu-ray releases?

Finally, from the “In Your Dreams” newsdesk, we take a look at the $1,200 URC MX 5000 remote control. Yes, $1,200, for a remote control.

Our Blu-ray review this week looks at Watchmen, the Director’s Cut. The VC-1 encoded disc, with a 5.1 DTS HD Master Audio soundtrack, is a technically amazing piece of work. Surrounds are active throughout the movie, with plenty of bass to go with it. And the picture quality is just a good. Phil thought the movie went on a bit too long, but it’s certainly a recommended Blu-ray disc.Right now, only $16.99 at Amazon.com.

Looking ahead in HD, Glee hits its fall season finale this week, and Carrie Underwood lights up FOX on December 7 at 8 p.m. for her Holiday Special. We also take a look at TV Guide’s Holiday Calendar.

The HD Sportsman features a host of college football conference title games, along with a repeat of last year’s NCAA basketball title game Tuesday night on ESPN at 9 p.m. Check out the full post for all the action.

The Blu-ray release schedule for December 8 is a bit small, as are the next couple weeks. However, with Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince and Lost: Season 5, it’s not a bad week.

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