The raspberry pi is currently wired in to the television, but it's streaming off of our local media server (another raspberry pi running yunohost among other things.)
I've watched a lot of Space Patrol. I've watched 240p youtube rips, VHS tapes, expensive DVD transfers, I have done my own full HD captures of Space Patrol Kinescopes, played them back through fancy upscalers, through a high end 4k projector, on to a screen more than 10 feet tall. It never looked *good* but it was always watchable.
On this setup, somehow, everything looks right. Even the lowest bitrate youtube rips are somehow Beautiful.
@Edent @ajroach42 I watched an episode of "Space: 1999" recently. The series was filmed on 35mm, so it has been possible to scan it to actual HD. However, at one point there was an exterior window backdrop that was very obviously painted to be good enough for 1970s CRT television.
Similarly, I went to an exhibition of Star Trek: TNG props, and they do not look realistic in real life.
@Edent @ajroach42 definitely, and even with the 1970s episodes too. There's a Fourth Doctor era story (I forget which one now) for example where they used bubble wrap for a monster because it was a new and space age-looking material that few people had presumably seen before. Suffice it to say that look has not aged well
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