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The bad news in relation to EDTV vs HDTV is that you need a completely new TV or projector to display both EDTV and HDTV.
Most DVD players on the market today are progressive scan, meaning they output EDTV signals, however, in order to view the progressive scan picture in all its glory, you need a TV or projector capable of displaying it and that, unfortunately, means getting a new TV.
So even if you live in a country or area where HDTV content is limited or non-existent, it is worth it to watch your DVD collection in EDTV, the difference between SDTV and EDTV really is that big.
www.the-hdtv-tuner.com /edtv-vs-hdtv.html   (444 words)

Strangely, once EDtv goes on the air, it starts to catch on, slowly at first, but quickly building when a series of personal events unfold on the air.
As the EDtv show becomes more and more popular, details of the relationship between Ed's mom (Sally Kirkland), his step father (Martin Landau), and his real father (Dennis Hopper) begin to emerge, and Ed finds out that a number of things that he was told when his parents broke up weren't true.
Martin Landau is great as Ed's wheelchair-bound stepfather, and Sally Kirkland is hilarious as his mom, on the one hand dressed to the teeth when she knows she is going to be on camera, and on the other shocked, when details about her relationships with Ed's real father become public.
www.chucksconnection.com /edtv.html   (959 words)

 What is EDTV? - A Word Definition From the Webopedia Computer Dictionary
Short for Enhanced Definition Television, EDTV is a common name for a particular subset of the DTV (Digital Television) standards, but is considered to be specifically a part of the HDTV format.
EDTV offers advancements over SDTV, but not near the quality and performance of HDTV.
EDTV operates as 480p (where 480 represents the vertical resolution and p represents progressive scan).
www.webopedia.com /TERM/E/EDTV.html   (228 words)

 Enhanced-definition television - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
EDTV generally refers to video with picture quality beyond what is broadcastable in NTSC or PAL, but not sharp enough to be considered HDTV.
EDTV signals are often broadcast in a 16:9 aspect ratio, with non-square pixels.
Nintendo is using EDTV as the format for their seventh generation console Wii, while other developers are moving to HDTV.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/EDTV   (434 words)

 Amazon.com: Edtv (Spec): Video: Matthew McConaughey,Jenna Elfman,Woody Harrelson,Sally Kirkland,Martin Landau,Ellen ...   (Site not responding. Last check: )
EDtv (the movie) risks tedium itelf by clocking in at over two hours, which is a bit too long, by industry standards, for a comedy.
EDtv is not as farfetched as it may have seemed when released.
Although the EDtv started out as wanting to capture the real moments in Ed's life, by the time two or three months have passed, Ed's life is no more real than those on "Survivor" or "Big Brother." Let's face it: how can one go about their normal life with microphones and cameras catching everything.
www.amazon.com /Edtv-Spec-Ron-Howard/dp/0783240155   (3255 words)

 Cranky Critic® Movie Reviews: edTV
EDtv is amiable enough, has enough stars and is sometimes rudely funny enough that it ranks higher than the average date flick.
In EDtv it is present, but target for a gag which strips out the sentimentality.
As the months of video stalking go on, EDtv generally reflects the media frenzy that is always on hold, waiting for the next OJ or Monica to set it off.
www.crankycritic.com /archive99/edtv.html   (915 words)

 EDtv: Collector's Edition (1999)
EDtv was called a rip-off of the older film, and on the surface, that accusation may seem appropriate.
EDtv appears in an aspect ratio of approximately 1.85:1 on this single-sided, double-layered DVD; the image has been enhanced for 16X9 televisions.
EDtv won’t ever be considered a great film, but not many flicks will achieve that status.
www.dvdmg.com /edtv.shtml   (1891 words)

 Edtv (1999)   (Site not responding. Last check: )
EDtv is a fairly fl comedy, a satire on modern TV culture.
And it's also interesting to wonder how much the average Aussie would consider EDtv to be a satire given the popularity of Rikki Lake and her ilk, not to mention the Funniest Home Video types of programs.
There are some dull minutes in EDtv (mostly to do with Elizabeth Hurley's appearance as a sex pot) but EDtv proves again that Hollywood isn't nearly as dumb as it makes out to be.
www.imdb.com /title/tt0131369   (666 words)

 EDtv . Austin Chronicle . 03-29-99
EDtv, for a film with such an impressive cast, caught me punching my fob not once, not twice, but five successive times.
Like last year's The Truman Show, to which EDtv is being unfairly compared (the two are miles apart in almost every aspect), Howard's film is champing at the bit to comment on our American culture of white trash insta-fame and Springeristic jingoisms.
What fails, if that's the correct word, is that EDtv doesn't gel into the punctilious war cry against mediocrity that it so rightly strives to be; instead, we're left with a pretty solid Ron Howard comedy of manners, which isn't bad at all.
www.filmvault.com /filmvault/austin/e/edtv2.html   (478 words)

 DVDown Under Review - EDtv   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Though not a raging success at the cinemas, EDtv was a joy to watch, it was incredibly rich and vibrant with great detail, considering there is a lot of video taped footage used in the actual film, it was cleaned up exceptionally well for the big screen.
When EDtv was being filmed, the Eventual DVD release was being thought up at the same time, so extra bits and pieces where being made up for it.
EDtv is quite an enjoyable film, with a fun attitude at hand, for the most part, and is not that bad as a Collector's Edition DVD either.
dvdownunder.com.au /reviews/edtv.htm   (987 words)

 EDtv Movie Review at Hollywood Video
EDtv boasts a large cast that includes, in addition to its stars, Sally Kirkland, Martin Landau, Elizabeth Hurley, Rob Reiner, Clint Howard, Viveka Davis, Adam Goldberg, and Dennis Hopper.
EDtv never offers any convincing evidence that Americans would really fall in love with Ed and his TV show.
Comparisons of EDtv to Peter Weir's The Truman Show are inevitable, in that they both satirize our TV-ODed culture.
www.hollywoodvideo.com /movies/movie.aspx?mid=45162   (807 words)

 "EDtv" / a review from Christian Spotlight on the Movies
As the sexual situations and "skeleton-in-the-closet" revelations about his family members occur on the EDtv show, the ratings begin to soar, and the show is renewed for another 30 days.
EDtv contains an "average" amount of obscenities and profanity, including the taking of our Lord's name in vain, but no use of the "f-word" occurs (although two characters do use the "middle-finger gesture").
There are also many crude references to genitals and sex, briefly depicted male masturbation scenes, an extended rear shot of a woman wearing only thong underwear, a quick glimpse of a woman's bare breast during a make-out scene in a car, and another sexually explicit make-out scene (both scenes are interrupted and do not resume).
www.christiananswers.net /spotlight/movies/pre2000/i-edtv.html   (682 words)

 Amazon.ca: Reviews for Edtv: Video: Ron Howard,Matthew McConaughey,Ellen DeGeneres,Jenna Elfman,Woody Harrelson,Sally ...   (Site not responding. Last check: )
EDtv is an amusing satire about America's obsession for "reality-based" television.
EdTV's plot is interesting enough, the cast is likeable (with the exception of Liz Hurley), and it's amusing.
Edtv is a great movie I saw it on a plane then I bought it.
www.amazon.ca /Edtv-Ron-Howard/dp/customer-reviews/B00000JLVN   (2173 words)

 Review: EDtv (1999)
Ron Howard's 'EDtv' is full of ideas that double back upon their own trails, like tricky raccoons on the run.
When the camera crew follows Ed to his brother Ray's apartment, 'EDtv' watchers discover Ray has spent the night with a woman who is not his girlfriend.
In 'EDtv' he and his screenwriters, veterans Lowell Ganz and Babaloo Mandel, depict life's hard knocks and nuances; but the last quarter of the film neatly fits back into the mold of happy and romantic closure.
www.movie-page.com /reviews/e/EDtv.htm   (1037 words)

 Movie (Metro Times Detroit)   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Unlike The Truman Show, the main character of Edtv is fully conscious of the camera’s presence, and this makes a huge difference.
Whereas Peter Weir’s film dealt with an audience projecting itself into a media-constructed fantasy of white picket fence normality, Edtv comments on the current trend in "reality" television, particularly the airing of dirty laundry as a form of entertainment.
The trio use this intriguing concept as a backdrop for a budding romance between Ed and his brother’s ignored girlfriend, Shari (Jenna Elfman), instead of making any real commentary on the blurring of the once-clear demarcations between real life and reel life.
www.metrotimes.com /editorial/review.asp?id=51601   (664 words)

 Salon Entertainment | EDtv
"EDtv," despite being adapted from a 1994 French film by Michel Poulette, is a fast and funny ensemble comedy in the brainless, painless American tradition, a fable about an ordinary guy who discovers that fame and fortune aren't all they're cracked up to be and that he's better off being himself.
DeGeneres' hidden strength as a performer is that we instinctively believe that someone whose company we enjoy so much must have a conscience, no matter how deeply buried, and this isn't the kind of movie to disappoint such expectations.
As a media satire, "EDtv" is genial and almost plausible, though it's hardly original at this late date to suggest that the public hunger for sex and sensation can be destructive, or that those who feed it indiscriminately may reap the whirlwind.
www.salon.com /ent/movies/reviews/1999/03/26reviewa.html   (865 words)

At one point in EDtv a character makes the sharp observation that people no longer are celebrities because they are special, but that they are special because they are celebrities.
Anything EDtv had to say has already been said better by The Truman Show.
Since EDtv is a remake of a French film, it would be redundant to slam it for being unoriginal.
www.angelfire.com /fl/jmoneysmovies/edtv.html   (890 words)

 The Difference between HDTV, EDTV, and SDTV
Now in order to take advantage of 480p, you need two things: (1) a video source such as a DVD player that outputs that signal, and (2) a television or projector that can take that signal as an input.
The unfortunate thing is that people are sitting on the sidelines waiting for HDTV to get serious, and they are missing out on EDTV, which is the biggest advance in video quality since color TV.
Once you experience the quality of today's EDTV, you may find yourself thinking that you don't care quite as much about HDTV as you once did.
www.projectorcentral.com /video_signals.htm   (2547 words)

 Edtv Movie Review by Anthony Leong
On the downside, "EDTV" lacks the emotional resonance, sly mocking humor, subtext, and gee-whiz moments of "The Truman Show".
Whereas the narrative of last year's Jim Carrey vehicle managed to work cohesively on many different levels, the plot in "EDTV" is relatively straightforward-- what you see is what you get.
While it was certainly an entertaining to spend an afternoon, it lacked the exuberance that would compel me to see this film more than once.
members.aol.com /aleong1631/edtv.html   (942 words)

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