Reviews and Problems with London 2012 Olympic Games
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THREE STAR OLYMPIC COVERAGE AT BEST
9 February 2014
Summary: This was the highlight of the London 2012 Olympics. Whilst the event was overly promoted and politicised , the opening and closing ceremonies were excellent and showed that this country can create stunning events that are the envy of the world. And, as for the BBC produced disc of the show, it's quite a disappointment and of varying quality. The long shots of the festivities are not as clear as they should be considering this is supposed to be Hi-Def digital quality.
Summary: This is a great document of the London Games I like the fact that you can watch the opening ceremony with no audio commentary, or, with the subtitles only (no voice audio) from either the BBC or from Danny Boyle (on Blu Ray). There is no doubt that this is technically excellent throughout, but it simply lacks the spark of watching it all the first time round and I'm not sure that if I had bought I it I would have watched it any more than once.
Summary: After Having rented this dvd I was not so disappointed with the quality but the way it was cut the start of the games was epic something never to be repeated but to cut parts out of the opening ceremony was a big no no, doing so has created something that has lost its lustre and awe inspiring scenes something that makes you feel proud of where you come from, and this has not so much lost its effect but diminished it, and as if this was not bad enough it has been cut and...
Summary: I rented this to see what the quality would be like before buying. I gotta say I'm a little disappointed. Whilst this certainly is full HD, it just doesn't seem that good. I still had this saved on my Sky+ HD box and I would say the quality on that is better than this. Considering the main video file on this disk is 45GB I really don't see where the quality went, something has definitely been lost putting this to disk. Worth renting, but not buying.
Summary: I would question the accuracy of the previous review. I believe that sporting events are filmed in HD and would be astonished if the Olympics was not. Also, PAL just means that it is shot in UK format as opposed to US (NTSC) format - this has nothing to do with whether or not it is in HD. I. e. both PAL and NTSC can be in HD or SD. One has nothing to do with the other as far as I am aware. The picture quality also looks fine to me...
Conclusion: 2012....'GB' has had a whole lot to be proud, of and of course enjoy, despite the economic gloom the crowds turned out in their millions to watch and be a part of events such as 'the queens' 60th anniversary celebrations and of course 'the olympic games' our athletes in both events outstriped everyone's expectations, including mo's double gold and yes 'andy murray' winning at wimbledon, just to pin point a couple of our many memories.