3.27.2007

HD vs. regular TV

We have a gigantic TV and a high-def channel package, so we can choose to watch a regular version or an HD version when shows are broadcast in both.

Dancing With the Stars is broadcast in HD. And I'm watching it.

That I'm watching it is a little weird in itself, but it's not why I'm writing. The weird thing is that I discovered that high-def TV doesn't add 10 lbs the way regular TV does. We were watching Paulina Porizkova's performance on regular TV, and Nick came in and switched over to the HD version. Paulina went from looking positively chubby to the svelte supermodel she is. Nick and I both noticed it and did a double-take.

I think I'm voting for Leeza Gibbons to be the first eliminated, not because I don't like her (though her Goddess Party montage was certainly memorable) but because I think I like everyone (either the celebs or their perky pro-dance partners) a little better. Leeza and her guy are just a bit bland.

9 comments:

nickh said...

Paulina Porizkova looked more like Paulina Porkizkova on standard definition TV.

Carrie said...

Maybe Paulina got kicked off because she was looking chubby. (I didn't watch this show, but I just read a recap online.)

nickh said...

yes, that is probably the case

Jennifer said...

I felt so bad for her when she said her fan base was mostly friends and family! That can't be true. She's married to Ric Ocasek!

nickh said...

who is rick ocasek?

Jennifer said...

he's the lead singer of the Cars, and he produced Weezer's first album.

nickh said...

ohh yeah... didn't the cars last have a hit in 1986? no wonder no one recognized her.

Mary Tsao said...

If Paulina P is chubby, there's simply no hope for the rest of us.

Elizabeth said...

I joined your Flickr group, and I just thought I should mention to you that if someone is searching for groups in order to join yours, tell them to search for "nursing in public," not NIP. For their own sake.