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  • Armoured_Bear 25 Mar 2020 18:25:40 28,355 posts
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    AcidSnake wrote:
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    IronGiant wrote:
    Watched the first episode of The Mandalorian and enjoyed it. Some ropey effects considering the budget but that 30 mins alone was better than many of the SW movies.
    I stopped after episode 5 and 6 were boring, pointless shite that went nowhere.
    I'll force myself through the last 2 and hope it picks up again.
    You didn't like Ep 6? I liked that one. The casting was suitably weird and a good example of how to re-use a single set...
    No, thought it was terrible, every heist gang cliche in the book!
    Baby Yoda seems utterly pointless as well, could as well be a big diamond or something.
  • RGeefe 25 Mar 2020 19:02:00 596 posts
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    So, hang on, despite it being out ages ago when I wasn't all that bothered. now it's here in the UK, do I STILL have to torrent it to get all the episodes?
  • neilka 25 Mar 2020 19:03:00 23,115 posts
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    There's a great Michael Bublť cameo in episode 7
  • JamboWayOh 25 Mar 2020 19:03:06 17,782 posts
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    RGeefe wrote:
    So, hang on, despite it being out ages ago when I wasn't all that bothered. now it's here in the UK, do I STILL have to torrent it to get all the episodes?
    Yes for some reason they're staggering the release. I almost imagine so you don't use the trial and rinse it one sitting then cancel.
  • RGeefe 25 Mar 2020 19:05:58 596 posts
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    Right. So this is how things are now that non-Netflix companies are involved.
  • Armoured_Bear 25 Mar 2020 19:17:41 28,355 posts
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    Armoured_Bear wrote:
    AcidSnake wrote:
    Armoured_Bear wrote:
    IronGiant wrote:
    Watched the first episode of The Mandalorian and enjoyed it. Some ropey effects considering the budget but that 30 mins alone was better than many of the SW movies.
    I stopped after episode 5 and 6 were boring, pointless shite that went nowhere.
    I'll force myself through the last 2 and hope it picks up again.
    You didn't like Ep 6? I liked that one. The casting was suitably weird and a good example of how to re-use a single set...
    No, thought it was terrible, every heist gang cliche in the book!
    Baby Yoda seems utterly pointless as well, could as well be a big diamond or something.
    Just watched Episode 7, miles better. Glad I stuck with it!
  • Decks Best Forumite, 2016 25 Mar 2020 19:59:47 23,300 posts
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    Ugh the Simpsons is pretty much unwatchable in that zoomed in view.
  • barchetta 25 Mar 2020 20:06:45 2,240 posts
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    @Decks yeah - what the hell were they thinking? It's like going round to see my Dads new TV and finding it in store mode with motionflow cranked to the max.

    If I wanted zoom to fit then a lot of TVs have that option.
  • MrFlay 25 Mar 2020 20:07:45 4,355 posts
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    When I first logged into the app on Xbox, lots of the content was 4k Atmos, now everything is HD and 5.1. I guess they switched on the unnecessary European bandwidth saver.
  • barchetta 25 Mar 2020 20:08:17 2,240 posts
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    @RGeefe Well, Netflix do that with Better Call Saul. Sure, it is 'simultaneous' release with US but I guess that will be same for Mando S2.
  • up_the_ante 25 Mar 2020 20:17:12 1,241 posts
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    I think Jambo's right - it's to stop British viewers consuming their most popular show in the free trial period, or at least to lure them in to subscribe to see the rest.
  • Jono62 25 Mar 2020 20:21:25 24,072 posts
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    How does The Simpsons look? On my phone, it looks fine.
  • Decks Best Forumite, 2016 25 Mar 2020 20:24:02 23,300 posts
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    Rather than having it in its original 4:3 aspect they've zoomed it in so ita wide-screen, cutting off huge amounts of the upper and lower picture and making it look utterly shit.
  • JoelStinty 25 Mar 2020 20:30:08 8,630 posts
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    Just seconding the Jeff Goldblum recommendation from the last page. His show is hugely watchable. He is off the wall in a good way. You could tell that the people he was interviewing (mainly the Adidas rep and the shoe designer) didnít quite know how to react around him.
  • Decks Best Forumite, 2016 25 Mar 2020 20:33:16 23,300 posts
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    The Jeff Goldblum episode of the Conan Needs a Friend podcast is fantastic (as are pretty much all of them.)
  • MrFlay 25 Mar 2020 20:35:00 4,355 posts
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    The Simpsons is in the wrong aspect ratio for two thirds of the total episodes available. This ruins a lot of visual jokes as content has been cropped at the top and bottom of the screen. Disney has said they will fix this but it's been 5 months so far and no change.
  • Dougs 25 Mar 2020 20:47:55 92,762 posts
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    barchetta wrote:
    @Decks yeah - what the hell were they thinking? It's like going round to see my Dads new TV and finding it in store mode with motionflow cranked to the max.

    If I wanted zoom to fit then a lot of TVs have that option.
    I assumed my son had been fucking about with the TV settings. That's a shame.
  • Psiloc 25 Mar 2020 21:01:54 5,377 posts
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    Decks wrote:
    Anyone noticed the brightness changing mid scene on The Mandalorian? Like it's flicking between gamma settings or something.
    Yep 100% saw exactly what you're referring to. B7 here.
  • MrFlay 25 Mar 2020 21:05:24 4,355 posts
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    The only thing Disney+ does better than Netflix et al is extras. They have documentaries, deleted scenes and audio commentaries.

    Other than that it's pretty mediocre. I might wait until they fix the Simpsons, release the Mandalorian and turn 4K back on until I subscribe.
  • CrispyXUKTurbo 25 Mar 2020 21:11:35 2,746 posts
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    Is atmos missing because of the bandwidth restriction or is it just not available on certain Samsung TVs?
  • Decks Best Forumite, 2016 25 Mar 2020 21:15:41 23,300 posts
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    Everything still showing as 4k and atmos for me.
  • Dougs 25 Mar 2020 21:19:25 92,762 posts
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    Still displaying Atmos but I don't have Atmos speakers at the moment, despite my AVR being capable.
  • CrispyXUKTurbo 25 Mar 2020 21:28:00 2,746 posts
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    Receiver should still state atmos - I canít be arsed to move the Apple TV to test.
  • Decks Best Forumite, 2016 25 Mar 2020 21:29:45 23,300 posts
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    It must just show atmos regardless as my AV receiver doesn't support it.
  • Rum_Monkey 25 Mar 2020 22:17:23 353 posts
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    Where are you guys seeing if it says its displaying 4k etc?

    Similar to prime when you pause it and it says the quality on the display bar?
  • CrispyXUKTurbo 25 Mar 2020 22:23:26 2,746 posts
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    So I tested appletv this instead of native Samsung app and no atmos either :(
  • CrispyXUKTurbo 25 Mar 2020 22:26:15 2,746 posts
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    No longer showing atmos on my iPad either so itís part of the bandwidth downgrade.

    Appletv picture is much better than the native Samsung implementation which is to be expected
  • Pierre2k 26 Mar 2020 00:30:40 1,175 posts
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    MrFlay wrote:
    When I first logged into the app on Xbox, lots of the content was 4k Atmos, now everything is HD and 5.1. I guess they switched on the unnecessary European bandwidth saver.
    My older LG OLED (C6) only gets normal 4K HDR over HDMI, not Dolby Vision (I.e. from my XB1X). However, the TV app displays the various movies/series in their full Dolby Vision glory. Still in Dolby Vision 4K for me this evening.
  • Pierre2k 26 Mar 2020 00:33:54 1,175 posts
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    Decks wrote:
    Just watched the second episode and it didn't do it. I'm guessing an issue with the Dolby Vision on the first episode.
    Exactly the same experience as you. First episode noted the flickering colour in the sky. Looked like dynamic range, but it was switched off in the settings. Second episode didn't appear to show any issues.
  • Pierre2k 26 Mar 2020 00:34:01 1,175 posts
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