Originally posted by: calamari
Yeah NTSC = NTSC, but the source image makes a difference! Play an original Atari 2600 someday. Or better yet, a Channel F. The black lines are extremely obvious in these old gaming systems. It is because the resolution of the source image is less than NTSC is capable of representing. When the video is being output, they don't want a squished image at the top of the frame. So, they stretch it out. This results in black lines where there isn't anything real to display. Non-anamorphic DVD does a pretty good job of filling up NTSC, but it doesn't appear perfect, at least to my eyes. When I squeeze the image, I can no longer see the lines.
Sorry, but the "thickness" of the black lines displayed by the CRT is determined by how many lines are displayed, which has an effect on the framerate. Most NTSC Atari VCS games generate 262 scanlines, but they appear thicker to you, because the games do not generate an interlaced display. Interlacing can hide those black lines to a certain degree.
I have read many of his posts. Some people have a gift for writing very clearly and concisely. Boris may not always write 100% clearly. However, I can usually understand what he is trying to say, even if he occassionally uses the wrong words or terminology to express it. I'm not an English teacher.. I am more interested in trying to understand what is being communicated than the way it was said. So, I wouldn't be a very good politician or lawyer. They like to pick people apart and NOT understand what people are saying unless it is just perfect.
The problem is, this way also works in the other direction... You can agree with people on anything and also not really understand what they are saying. And I suspect boris to take advantage of this effect, people who have not so profound knowledge agreeing with him because he can make it sound somewhat teccy.
He lost all credibility to me when I pointed out that the screencaps of the speeder sequence were clearly NOT THE SAME, just to get an answer from him that it was a "ploy" to trick people (yeah, sure a "ploy"...) into believing that the OOT shot was the TOP frame, when in fact it WAS on the top frame. He made a mistake, and instead of admitting it, he outright lied to me with this ridiculous explanation. And that´s the reason why I really don´t believe him anymore when he says something like "Yeah, but it was supposed to mean THAT.....". You can also see in this thread how he cleverly and subtly tries to change topic, when someone is nailing him on his false statements.
By the way, I'm not joining any kind of "dark side" for defending this post of Boris's. It is not because I "feel sorry". You didn't try to understand his post.
I have the feeling I figured him out much better than you do. Yes, it may be that boris meant it this way from the beginning on. But you surely know the story about the boy who cried wolf...
You spouted off some things over some past Boris hatred. And yes, I think you are taking out your frustrations on him. In your mind he is an easy target because of bad grammar or whatever standard you are using.
On the contrary, he is a very hard "target" because although he lacks profound knowledge of home theater and film technology, he can express it in a way that most people (who don´t know more than him) would outright believe him. And that triggers my senses.
You mark him as a Troll so that you can rally your mob to bash him.
Nope, I mark him as that because I personally believe it. If you would have read more carefully, you would have noticed that long before I come into play with boris, he mostly has already been corrected a few times by other members of this forum. Hardly rallying my
I think he brings up some very good points. I can understand why you are so upset at Lucas. Just be an adult about it!